"How Kristin Died"
by Yolanda Holmes
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Ineffective because the courts often
fail to prevent and punish domestic
There were no laws set forth to protect women. The
system was to blame to the degree that when it did uphold
the law, it often yielded. When it didn't uphold the law, the
consequences were suffered only by the victim.
The connection between
these two, they both
deal with social
problems, various parts
of the mind, personality
or psyche as they relate
to mental, emotional, or
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Justice Gone Wrong
Ineffective, because the chain link of
social protection and social justice failed
The communications between
jurisdictions were limited.
The connection was-no
communication within the system.
Information not shared with mental,
criminal and court system.
This was an effective theory that was over looked. When he was young
he dismembered a pet rabbit: talked about killing his mother, tortured
and killed a kitten, injected a syringe of blood into a ketchup bottle at
a restaurant and it was known that to any of the girls who he had
dated, he could be very brutal toward them.
At one time Cartier was seeing three different probation officers in three
different Massachusetts cities. After a long string of felonies- including
breaking and entering, burglary, malicious destruction of property and
injecting his own blood into a restaurant dispenser with a needle- he
was finally sentenced to six months in jail.
Ineffective, because the communication
link between agencies had been connected
they could have spared a life.
Jurisdictions were divided; communications between jurisdictions were limited, mental health records not shared with criminal justice, excess caseloads, criminal justice system overcrowded and prisoners let out early.