Locate one article on any aspect of family violence that has been published in any newspaper or magazine (e.g. Virginian Pilot, New York Times, Popular Psychology, etc.) Discuss your chosen article by writing a 3 – 5 page critical review (summarize and evaluate the article) based on one of the following topics:

The protection of victims vs. the rights of the accused
Women who kill abusive husbands
Punishment for the murder of the abuser
Marital rape
Protecting children from abusive parents
Chile abuse: the hidden crime
Solving family violence
Battered woman’s syndrome as a defense
Discuss your chosen article based on the following questions, if applicable:

What is the definition of family violence in the chosen article?
According to your article, how common is this type of family violence?
If there was an offender, what was done?
Is there a treatment or prevention program in the article?
How do you estimate the value of this article, particularly from a criminal justice perspective?

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