The Dutch police has noticed that in cases of honour-based violence often people are involved that might suffer from some form of trauma. Over the last years the police has dealt with cases from, for example, refugees that have fled from with war infected regions. Next to that, the road to the north of Europe was also involved with serious safety issues. Therefore the police works together with specialists in the treatment of trauma. In this article some frequently encountered misunderstandings about trauma are described, illustrated with cases of honour-based violence. The first misunderstanding is that all trauma is PTSS; the second is that PTSD explains all the mis happenings in an individual’s life; the third misunderstanding is that EMDR is the effective treatment for all sorts of trauma.
|Translated title of the contribution||Misunderstandings of trauma: An illustration of experiences of violence in the name of the family honour|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||PROCES: tijdschrift voor Strafrechtspleging|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2020|