Domestic Violence Research Paper

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Domestic Violence: More Common Than You Think

• 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime
• Men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults in the U.S.
• Domestic violence is most likely to take place between 6 pm and 6 am
• More than 60% of domestic violence incidents happen at home
Domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among families
• Women ages 18 to 34 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence
• More than 4 million women experience physical assault and rape by their partners
• Most domestic violence incidents are never reported Domestic violence is an epidemic, which is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain …show more content…

So, they present themselves with a positive demeanor, dress well, and do not reveal any of their shortcomings. However, some people try to keep a façade going on until they think the other person likes them. They act like they are the “perfect” catch, but no one is perfect. Someone who acts like they are for a significant period of time exhibits the sign of a problem. Not being genuine, shows immaturity and insecurity. This kind of person is afraid that their true selves will be revealed. Thus, they will make an effort to conceal their motives, which can be to overpower and control another …show more content…

Many times, people who used to date continue to maintain a relationship with the hope of getting back together. They are not ready to move on with their lives as single people or their former partner has coerced them into maintaining contact. This is what happened to 31-year-old Adam and his former girlfriend, 26-year-old Sarah, who are in the military. The case is partially based on reality. When they had arguments, he tended to push her when she did not comply with his demands. That was why she broke their relationship off in the first place. She did not report his abuse and did not file charges. Sarah was trying not to jeopardize his job; she did not want him to be discharged. Over the next few weeks, he promised to change each time they talked by phone. Finally, she accepted his invitation to dinner at his apartment. Things were going well as they caught up on old times. However, before she knew it he got angry and told her, “No one has ever dropped me, and you won’t be the one.” Then, he grabbed her and raped her. She was able to pull away from him and ran into the kitchen where she found a knife and threatened to stab him, if he did not leave her alone. They fought and he overpowered her. Adam grabbed the knife and started cutting Sarah’s scalp while she remained conscious. Next, he had his pit bull attack her, and the dog bit at her scalp until most of it was detached from

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