Case Study DSVRC

My first and most interesting client was in eminent danger, afraid, careless, and unable to take responsibility for her actions. My supervisor said that she was one of the most dangerous types of clients. According to my supervisor, the two types of clients that pose significant danger to service providers are those who are careless […]

Associate and Learn

Sutherland’s Differential Association Theory and Akers’ Social Learning Theory are both general theories that seek to explain individual level offending. Both of these theories believe that human nature is a blank slate, neither inherently good nor bad, and that conflict is rooted in individual differences in values, in which social order is cultural relativism. Sutherland’s […]

Race and Policing Symposium at VCU

The Criminology Department at VCU recently put on a symposium entitled Race and Policing in Communities. David Kingerly, Andres Regifo, and Natasha Pratt-Harris were the speakers. John Venuti and Scott Booth were discussants. All of these individuals addressed the relationship between race and policing in various communities at VCU, in Richmond, the US, and the […]

Serving Victims of Sex Trafficking

According to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, sex trafficking is defined as a “commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.”2 Although there are no official estimates in the US, it is estimated that […]

Wearing Different Hats

We all play different roles at different points in time throughout the day and throughout our lives. Our lives can be divided into to major spheres of interaction—the private sphere and the public sphere. The private sphere is where we place where we play roles associated with family and home-life, while the public sphere contains […]

Barriers to Service

While domestic violence disproportionately affects certain segments of the population, it is unique in that all peoples can be affected. Domestic violence spans throughout cultures, races, classes, and genders. This being said, it is important for service providers to be aware of and educated in treating individuals from diverse backgrounds and with various issues. Many […]

Legislation Affects Lives

On January 29th, Terry McAuliffe announced a three part bipartisan deal, concerning guns, that could affect the lives of Virginians. Virginia will honor concealed carry permits from other states, state police will be available at gun shows to perform voluntary background checks, and individuals who have a Permanent Protective Order against them no longer have […]

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