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Should Domestic Violence be considered a Capital Crime?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/21/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Mekara

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Domestic violence is about one person in a relationship using a pattern of behaviors to control the other person. This could happen marriages, non-marriages , and sexual relationships of all natures (homosexuals, heterosexuals, ect). Capital punishment is punishment by death to a person who has committed a serious crime. We all know that Domestic Violence is one of the hardest crimes to process because of the difficulty finding victims willing to testify. In the event that the victims takes their own lives, does that give us means to take the life of the abuser? Should the choice come down to an economical stand point? Should we look at it in a religious point-of-view? Or should it just be about what is right or wrong? Where does our morals play into this?
ajisthetruth

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Whether domestic violence is a crime depends on the particular circumstances, as well as the laws of the state in which the act or acts occur. Often domestic violence is both a crime subject to criminal punishment and a civil wrong subject to restraint upon personal conduct and an award of a money damages in a civil lawsuit.

A frequent pattern in domestic violence cases is for the victim to be abused, call the police, press charges, then reconcile with the abuser, and seek to have the charges dropped, only to have the entire pattern repeated. Because of this, in some local communities and states, domestic violence is now prosecuted as a crime by city and district attorneys, even without charges being brought by the abused person, and even without his or her assistance. In these localities, a criminal case may be brought against the person causing the harm without a complaint being made by the victim.

Domestic violence is considered a crime against the community and the "state" should prosecute all harms against the community. Such localities try to "get the word out" that local authorities will not tolerate domestic violence; offenses will be prosecuted with or without the assistance of the victim.
If the charge is serious enough to be a felony, such as when the violence leads to serious physical harm, death or rape, a defendant could face a prison sentence and fines. The length of prison sentence will vary depending on the severity of the crime and whether the defendant has prior violent crimes on his or her record. The most serious convictions can lead to a life sentence, or in some states where the death penalty is legal, a death sentence can (in the most severe circumstances) result from a domestic violence charge.

Additional consequences of a felony conviction include losing the right to bare firearms, or if the convict is in the United States on a visa and is an unnaturalized person, they may be deported. Practicing physicians, nurses or other licensed professionals may have their license revoked if convicted of felony domestic violence. If children are involved, the penalties may also be more severe.
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