Domestic Violence by Country: Domestic Violence in Argentina, Domestic Violence in Peru, Domestic Violence in Paraguay

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Domestic Violence in Argentina, Domestic Violence in Peru, Domestic Violence in Paraguay, Domestic Violence in Brazil, Domestic Violence in Guyana, Domestic Violence in Ecuador, Domestic Violence in Tajikistan, Domestic Violence in Russia, Domestic Violence in Bolivia, Domestic Violence in Panama, Domestic Violence in Colombia, ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Domestic Violence in Argentina, Domestic Violence in Peru, Domestic Violence in Paraguay, Domestic Violence in Brazil, Domestic Violence in Guyana, Domestic Violence in Ecuador, Domestic Violence in Tajikistan, Domestic Violence in Russia, Domestic Violence in Bolivia, Domestic Violence in Panama, Domestic Violence in Colombia, Domestic Violence in Chile. Excerpt: Domestic violence in Argentina is a serious problem. In Buenos Aires Province, the special Women's Police Stations and Family's police stations received a daily average of 53 complaints of violence. Argentine law prohibits domestic violence, including spousal abuse, and provides for removal of the abusive spouse from the home, but it does not provide penalties unless the violence involves crimes against "sexual integrity." In this case penalties can be as much as 20 years' imprisonment. Any person suffering physical or psychological domestic violence may file a formal complaint with a judge or police station. The law gives family court judges the right to prevent the perpetrator of a violent act from entering the victim's home or workplace. Charges also may be brought in criminal court, which may apply corresponding penalties. However, lack of vigilance on the part of the police and the judicial system often lead to a lack of protection for victims. In March 2006 the Interior Ministry launched a federal program that included creating a mobile unit for providing assistance to victims of sexual and domestic violence. Although the program was planned to have a national reach, its initial implementation started in late October 2006 in the City of Buenos Aires. There were two mobile units working 24 hours a day. Each unit was composed of a psychologist and a social worker, and two pol... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=16710881

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  • ISBN-13: 9781157506195
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/31/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.08 (d)

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