From What topics can I ask about here?, these topics are allowed to ask:
- Statutes or court decisions
- Legal terms and language, doctrines and theory
- Legal process and procedure
- Historical legal applications
- Dealing with legal professionals
However, if I have a question regarding the psychology of the people relating to legal activities, would that be on-topic?
Below is an example:
How likely abusers actually be aware of the hurt they made after having legal issue?
When there is an abuse happening, usually the perspectives of each side are:
- Police and social worker: How to protect the victim?
- The abuser: How to get out of trouble?
These goals are different, but not incompatible. The process of getting the children out of harm's way might involve court-ordered parenting classes, anger management, or other skills-building; it might involve supervised visits or group therapy; there are all kinds of things that would potentially raise their awareness, give them other options, model reasonable parenting styles, etc. However, even though the abuser does learn that acting that way will have legal consequences, there is still a possibility that they might never learn awareness that what they do is harmful. Sometimes long-term care can do that, but they drive people away before it has a chance to happen. It seems that sometimes we have to accept that they won't change.
I wonder how likely they will be aware of the hurt they made after having such legal consequences?