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    08.12.10 Professor Lisa Smith Discusses Domestic Violence and the Recession in Newsday
    Lisa Smith

    With the sinking American economy, recent studies are showing that levels of domestic violence rise with financial difficulties. Newsday spoke to Professor Lisa Smith, who runs the BLS Family Justice Center Clinic, who connected the depressed economy to the negative environment in the homes of potential domestic abusers. She said,“People lose their jobs, they lose their self esteem. Obviously you’re not going to see a happy, healthy atmosphere.”

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