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Media & Community Response

By providing accurate coverage of intimate partner homicides and avoiding sources, questions and language that perpetuate myths, the media can play an important role in helping the community understand “how domestic violence can go unchecked to the point of murder” (Starr, 2008, p. 1). Because the public gets the majority of its information about the world from the media, it is crucial that advocates work with the media to reach their goal of educating the public about domestic violence (Cuscino & Shea, 1999).

 

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Laura Aceves photographed in 2009, holding her niece.

This Is How A Domestic Violence Victim Falls Through The Cracks by Melissa Jeltsen for the Huffington Post, June 16, 2014

Berryville, Arkansas — Two days before she died, Laura Aceves stood on the side of the road and frantically dialed the police for the last time. Read on