Ana Maria Garcia
Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice; College of Arts & Sciences
Self-defense plays a significant role in domestic violence cases. In the domestic violence context, self-defense can be defined as a set of survival skills that combine: awareness, verbal confrontation techniques, safety and survival strategies, as well as physical exercises that will enable the victim to escape from a violent situation. An effective self-defense training combines physical and nonphysical strategies to empower the victim. In those cases where a domestic violence victim uses self-defense as a survival technique, a remarkable difference can be noticed regarding the power self-defense gives the victim to overcome the abuse.
Mendez Ruiz, Ashley, "Self-defense; An Intervention Technique to Empower Victims of Domestic Violence" (2016). Faculty Curated Undergraduate Works. 35.