Domestic violence experts fear a court ruling that slashed a battered woman’s compensation payment because she was “conditioned” to domestic violence by her husband will deter other victims from taking legal action.
Diane Mangan, chief executive of the 24-hour helpline DV Connect, said the decision to reduce the payout because of the woman’s predisposition to mental stress from previous domestic violence only served to “diminish” her traumatic experience.
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I’m going to try not to let my blood pressure soar over this, but it is really dreadful. Most generally, it looks to me as though it is one of those cases where some people with the power to make the decisions are ipso facto incapable of making good ones. That is, they cannot occupy the needed perspectives.
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