Thursday, March 24, 2016

Clare's Law: Background Checks for Partners

Based on our class discussions of domestic violence, I decided to check out a social work media website known to me that discusses current social work topics. While browsing, I found an interesting article about a law that was passed in relation to domestic violence in terms of women being allowed to "check up" on their partner's legal domestic violence history before becoming too involved with them. I believe that this a very beneficial tool to relationships in terms of potentially reducing domestic violence if women are able to have access to information about their partner's past. If they are aware of such circumstances, they may be more comfortable in either engaging or not engaging in the relationship from the get-go based on what was revealed from the legalized background check.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that you posted this. I absolutely see how beneficial this could be in helping people engage in healthy and comfortable relationships, allowing them to be more trusting. While I do think it's important to be aware of what women are threatened by and to not act like women aren't disproportionately impacted by domestic violence, I also think that this idea could be fairly dangerous. We cannot assume that all men are perpetrators and that all men are violent. It's important to be aware but that's profiling. It's a fine line to walk and I can't even fully decide if I support this or not; it's a difficult thing to understand from both sides.