Minimising Domestic Violence & Abuse through Private Investigation
Did you know that on average police deal with 5,000 domestic violence matters every week?
That means that every day they’re facing more than 700 calls, receiving 30 calls an hour and that every two minutes - yes, every two minutes - the police receive a call in regards to domestic violence.
As far as we’re concerned, it’s too many. Just one is ‘too many’, which is why we need to do all we can to ensure that we minimise domestic abuse.
However, before we go forward, we need implore that if you or anyone you know has suffered domestic abuse, albeit physically, mentally or financially, you must report it to the police. The police receive these large amounts of calls for a reason. So, before you do anything, you need to call the police.
With that being said, sometimes it’s hard to prove elements of abuse that happens in the confinement of a home. Especially when it comes to mental and economic abuse.
For those who are unaware of the specifics of these two types of abuse, we want to briefly explain them, as you may - potentially unknowingly - fit into these categories.
The first is mental abuse. Essentially this comes down to when a partner is emotionally manipulating someone by targeting someone's mental vulnerability or weakness’. Often after someone is physically abusive towards a partner, they become mentally abusive as they now have the ability to threaten the other person due to a previous attack.
The second is financial & economic abuse. Does someone in your life have power over your finances? Do you have to ask this person for your own money? Does someone in your world ensure that you are financially dependant on them? This type of financial manipulation is a form of abuse and can take control of people who are financially vulnerable.
But how can Private Investigation assist thee matters? It all comes down to assisting you obtain proof.
Some of the best ways to help is through the use of hidden cameras and voice recording devices. We have a large range of hidden cameras that we use in a varying range of situations and circumstances. If you’re trying to prove to a court that your partner is emotionally manipulative, or that they’re physically abusing you, hidden cameras could assist you in proving this to a court if necessary. That could assist in leading to a divorce, restraining order and freedom from the person that’s abusing you.
Not only can you purchase them from us, but we’re also happy to help you with the installation of them if necessary, to ensure that they’re as hidden as possible.
Even if it’s not recording video, you can also utilise the audio from the videos you record as proof of what is, and has been occurring.
The other side that we can assist with is process serving. After violent abuse, mental abuse or financial abuse has occurred, you may want to get lawyers involved. If this is the case, you don’t want to be going back to this person to inform them that they need to be in court. Get to the police, get help and stay as far from them as you can. Don’t have any further involvement with them from the second you engage lawyers. We can deliver papers and ensure that they’re delivered and located.
Here at DUI, we want to do all we can to ensure that all types of domestic abuse cease to exist. Which is why want to use our teams skills in any and every way possible to help this. If you would like help in reporting an incident to the police, we’re happy to help. However don’t hesitate to call the Police on 000 if there is a domestic abuse occurrence.