Nov 28, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAJ 453 - Domestic Violence Issues

This course provides an overview of domestic violence in our society and examines critical issues, including perspectives from the legislature, courts, police, prosecutors, and victims. Significant emphasis on these perspectives in Washington State. LAJ 300 is recommended. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Basic Skills in the General Education requirements or DTA.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the legislation designed to address the issue of domestic violence
  • Explain the history of perspectives on domestic violence and attempts to manage it
  • Describe the meaning of domestic violence for victims and why victims fail to adequately respond to the threat of future violence
  • Describe the issues relating to children and domestic violence including teen domestic violence and parenting plans
  • Analyze domestic violence batterers and attempts at treatment and control
  • Discuss issues related to domestic violence and the police including the enforcement of domestic violence laws, the duty to protect, enforcement of stalking statutes and other sundry aspects
  • Discuss issues related to prosecuting domestic violence cases and problems therein, including reluctant witnesses
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