For this week’s assignment, you will write a 1-2 page essay about domestic violence. Be sure to address all prompts and cite your sources in APA format. This is worth 80 points, so be thorough and give your best effort.
It was not until the women’s movement of the 1960s and 1970s that the voices of those being abused were heard. The battered women’s movement emerged, becoming one of the most powerful social justice and service movements in United States history.
In 1994, The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed. VAWA was a major federal bill that provided more than $1 billion to be used to assist battered women’s shelters, train law enforcement personnel and judges, and support other crime-prevention efforts addressing violence against women.
Consider the following statement: “The role of the victim of domestic violence has helped shape criminal justice responses.” For this assignment, please review the previous statement and then write an essay that either supports or opposes this statement.
This assignment should be 1-2 pages in length. Your response must be thought provoking, have well developed ideas and/or opinions, and should reference any supporting material from the text, lecture or other sources you have used to complete the assignment.