In Italy hitting your wife only once is not considered domestic violence

by Roberta Lunghini - 2016.11.07
In Italy hitting your wife only once is not considered domestic violence
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In Italy, a man who hits his wife only once cannot be condemned for domestic violence. A single violent episode does not meet the criteria of this criminal offense, which according to experienced criminal justice experts must respond to the following parameters: repeated or habitual conduct; results in harm, inflicted over a series of incidents; insults the integrity, freedom, honor, or decorum of the passive subject; or more simply, acts of contempt, humiliation, or enslavement that offend the dignity of the victim. At least, this interpretation was upheld by the Court of Ivrea. After reviewing a case of a man who had violently kicked his partner in the ribs, injuring her enough to warrant an Emergency Room visit, pronounced him innocent.

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