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There's a sex offender registry. Do you think there should be an equivalent for domestic violence? Do you think that police should be able to notify women who begin relationships with abusers?

According to a recent study conducted on women in refuges in the UK:

94% of women in domestic violence refuges wish they had been told that the man they had become involved with had a previous record for assaulting women.

75% say they would have left before he could hurt them.

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Being a victim of DV YES! there should be one, and I feel because it is something that just ''won't go away'', we need to be pro-active in this area.

BRILLIANT QUESTION:
We need to fix this issue, and quickly.

Can't believe we don't have it even now....Shame on the Government!!!!
meggf

What a GREAT QUESTION....Bravo! :)
by jonaja
Yes I think there should be a registry for domestic violence offenders. However - given that so many instances of DV are not reported and if they are they don't end up with actual charges laid and convictions I wonder how effective it would be.
I agree 100%. I think it would just be one more stepping stone rather than a complete solution.
by meggf
I've actually never thought about this before, but it would be an excellent thing to have.

It would save so many lives and abuse and might actually convince the abuser to get help in changing their ways if they know their name is going to be on a register like this.
This is a great question. I think it's certainly an idea worth exploring. Domestic violence is a grave issue and one that needs to be addressed.
by Vee
We now have laws that enable police to charge abusers even without the victim's cooperation, and I think that is certainly a step in the right direction. This would be another step in the right direction. I think that each small step closes the gaps where women - the vast majority of DV victims - can fall through. I don't think there are any solutions to this situation, but the more we close the gaps the safer individual women and children become.
Yes, because so many of these men simply move onto another woman who is often unaware of their past.
Probably a good idea, new unsuspecting romances surely would like to know if that man has a record? After a couple of incidences they should be locked away for ever!
Yes and it should start now
I agree there should be a register. Unfortunately some poor loving women knowingly entet into relationships with domestic violence offenders because the men convince them that all his violence was the partners fault and she is nothing like his ex. So they believe they can fix him or be a good enough wife to prevent violent assaults. Warning - a leopard NEVER changes his spots
Sadly I live in Australia so we don't have either but I truly think we should in both cases
Definitely yes. It is a sad indictment on our society that we need this kind register.
There should be a registry for violence. There are murders daily by offenders. If there was a registry they would think twice on offending. They are just evil bullies that attack others who are not strong enough to defend themselves.
Definitely. Haven't personally experienced that fortunately, but have had acquaintances who have.
Absolutely...!!!!!!! Yes!!!!!! Without a doubt!!!!!

Yes I do, as there is far too much violence in homes and sadly a lot of women suffer in silence for fear of of their partner
Yes of course there should of been . It's easy to say you would leave before they hurt you but if you have kids and the partner is controlling all the money then sometimes you have no choice but to stay . Emotional abuse and controlling men are just as bad as those that hit you . They want to control everything treat you like a doormat not allowed to complain or have an opinion. It takes away your confidence. These men don't change and get physical if you stand up to them and make things worse . Women need to be warned via the registry and hopefully avoid these men . Men still think it's ok to act this way, if there wAs a registry it may make men get help and change .Some of the general public think emotional abuse is ok bc there are no bruises to see. These men are cowards and play mind games and blame you for everything
Yes! Nothing more needs to be said!
SOUNDS GREAT IN THEORY, BUT IT WOULD BE OPEN TO ABUSE
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