07:46
09 mei 2021

Why domestic violence victims often feel retraumatised by police

Why domestic violence victims often feel retraumatised by police

The police response to domestic abuse can traumatise victims for a second time, as the push to secure a prosecution leaves them feeling powerless and ignored; Professor Dawn Moore of Canada’s Carleton University warns that women can be as fearful of police as they are of their abusers.

Badly injured, Marie-France (a pseudonym) sought shelter at her father’s house, wanting to buy time, let her wounds heal and figure out how she and her children could quietly slip away from her abuser.

Lees verder via policinginsight.com

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