Causes Of Family Violence

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Nowadays, family violence is a common phenomenon in any societies. Family violence is when someone uses abusive behavior to control or harm a member of their family, or someone with whom they have an intimate relationship (Geri, 2013). Children who are raised in violent homes may learn to repeat the family pattern either by becoming abusers or battered themselves as adults (Red, 2013). Family violence is the number one drain in the domestic economy (AMA News, 1993). It results from many different causes and sometimes seems uncontrollable because of its complexity.

Alcoholics and drug addicts usually take family violence. In most cases, abusers cannot control their behaviors and actions after drinking and using drug. There is a two-way association between alcohol, drug consumption and violent behaviors (Reiss, 1994). Not only may alcohol, drug consumption promote aggressiveness but victimization may lead to excessive alcohol, drug consumption (Moss, 1993). Alcoholic and
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In fact, violence is a learned behavior. In some cases, children who grew up in violent homes have tendency to take abuse behaviors in imitation of adults when they have regularly witnessed those actions at early ages. Boys who have witnessed abuse of their mother are 10 times more likely to batter their female partners as adults ("Women and Violence," Hearings before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, August/December 1990). Once they have witnessed or been the victims of violence, children may learn to believe that violence is a reasonable way to resolve conflict between people. Boys who learn that women are not to be valued or respected and who see violence directed against women are more likely to abuse women when they grow up. Girls who witness domestic violence in their families of origin are more likely to be victimized by their own husbands (Goldsmith,

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