Domestic Violence

To what extent have both legal and non-legal responses been effective in dealing with the conflicts associated with ONE contemporary issue facing families? (domestic violence)

Domestic violence is a conspicuous issue concerning families. Under the Crimes (Domestic and Personal Violence) Act 2007 (NSW), domestic violence is a personal violence committed against someone with whom the offender has, or, has had, a domestic relationship. This Act was passed in order to assert the criminal nature of violence and assault.
Domestic violence is associated with numerous issues such as psychological disorders, physical injuries, and financial issues. Legal responses including Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders and various legislations, along with non-legal responses such as support services, educational programs and the media have been successful to a large extent in dealing with the conflicts linked to domestic violence.

A large issue associated with domestic violence is the victims fear of continued abuse after the relationship has ended. This is apparent in the case of R v. Yusuf Aytugrul 2009 (NSW) who had begun stalking Ms. Bayrak, a woman he had a previous relationship with. He took it to lengthy extents leading Ms. Bayrak to move houses twice, both times Yusuf gained her address and showed up to her house on Saturday 26 November, stabbing her to death. This case has emphasised the importance of dealing with issues of domestic violence. As the result of several women being stalked and killed by their ex-partners who had been released on bail, the automatic presumption in favour of bail was removed under the Bail Act 1978 (NSW). An Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) would be suitable for individuals who have been abused as it restricts the behaviour of the offender by preventing them from being within a certain distance of the victim thus being unable to assault or intimidate them. These orders are extremely effective in the sense that they are quick,...