Our society is quick to blame the victim. In cases of domestic violence, we often hear people ask “why doesn’t she just leave?” In the course materials this week we are introduced to the issues of victimization and populations impacted. Conduct additional research on victim issues and populations impacted when the victim decides to leave.
Your 2-3 page writing assignment should first summarize three issues that can occur when the victim decides to leave. Incorporate research to support and provide further explanation of these issues. Next, discuss a population that is impacted by the decision. Incorporate research to support and provide further explanation of the impact on this population. Finally, research the needed shift in ideology from “why doesn’t she leave” to “why does he abuse”. Provide a summary of your research on two recommendations for helping our society shift the accountability to the abuser.