Topic: There should be tougher law enforcement to protect against domestic violence. “The people who could do the most to improve the situation of so many victims being are in fact ourselves. It’s in our hand to stop domestic violence against each other” this statement was said by the famous actor Patrick Stewart. This statement is indeed correct. Domestic violence is an international problem which is everybody’s business even if one is not being abused. I strongly believe that there should be tougher law enforcement to protect against domestic violence. No one should experience or be exposed to domestic violence for it; affects family life’ increase the crime rate in countries, and it affects one’s body and mind. Firstly, domestic violence causes a number of effects on family life, it affects how family members relate to one another because they will not feel the appropriate …show more content…
A child who experiences trauma of domestic violence will hinder their emotional growth, hence the child will not develop and maintain a normal level of trust. A child that experiences domestic violence or is exposed to domestic violence can develop a fear of their environment, for they think that everyone will try to hurt them. They also do not trust anyone with their problems or issues, hence they will keep everything inside and this will affect their state of mind. An abused spouse may experience chronic psydiasmatic pain or pain due to diffuse trauma without visible evidence. This form of pain will have a very bad effect on the body. It might not show any visible evidence but it will damage one’s body from inside and might lead to death. According to an article written by Lauren Amanda on www.socialjusticesolutions.com, the abused spouse and/or child may develop chronic post-traumatic stress disorders, other anxiety disorders or depression, therefore the laws against domestic violence need to be taken more
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Changes have to be made for the future, police that is handling cases such as intimate violence should have a prompt response. The restraining order wouldn’t do any good if it isn’t enforced, the perpetrator should be return to police custody to guarantee the safety of the victim. Compensation can be used as a tool to discourage offenders from committing acts. Families and victims should be compensated for the grief that they were put through and the losses they may have had (Fattah & Peters,
Ending Domestic Violence Domestic violence has existed in our country since the beginning of time. It is only in recent history that we have started to acknowledge that it is a widespread problem and start to get victims the help they need. In fact, 1 in 4 women experience intimate partner violence. Our culture has started to realize that we need to break the cycle of domestic violence.
For many years, Native Americans experienced challenges that caused violence towards them. This causes them likely to have higher rates of exposure to traumatic events. Writer, Timothy Williams emphasizes that reports have shown Native American women residing on Indian reservations suffer from domestic violence and physical assault at rates far higher than women of other ethnicities and locations. In the article “Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences,” violence against women first became a serious problem in the 1970s (Tjaden and Thoennes 3).
What if you were in a relationship that had been going great, nothing but happiness, your partner gets a little jealous of other people who have some interest in you and they have their own opinion on what they think you should be doing? That’s usually normal and it might be cute and reassuring that they care about you and they just want you to be theirs. But what happens when they want something from you that you don’t feel comfortable with and they have no other way to force you to do something as small as what they want you to wear or to make you go to a new step in your relationship that you don’t agree with and might not be ready for? They might go to the point where the only option to get what they want is to hurt you.
Domestic Violence has become an issue that has lacked the attention of the public that needs fixing. Both of the articles demonstrate the obstacles that are presented in domestic violence cases. The image gives the awareness of the life threatening they live through, and have difficulties looking for help. Many people are unaware or underestimate the obstacles and difficulties that are presented in domestic violence, but a closer look will illuminate these issues that require action to be taken.
As defined in “Establishing A Domestic Abuse Care Pathway”, domestic violence is “Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those… who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality. The abuse can encompass… psychological, physical, sexual, financial, or emotional [abuse].” Domestic violence is common, with around 1 in 4 women experiencing it at some point in their lives, and there are many things that need to be fixed about the handling of domestic abuse cases. (Bradbury-Jones) Our society should fix how we deal with abusers, set up an improved care pathway to deal with domestic abuse, and in this pathway improve the response to
I think that exposure to intimate partner violence can be a form of abuse. This exposure can be mentally and emotionally scarring to children of all ages. Obviously some events are more tragic than others, but almost all children could suffer from traumatic events related to IPV. As the video “The Children Next Door” mentioned, 5 million children experience childhood domestic violence every year. The children in this from suffered from mood swings, and anxiety that their dad might come back for their mom.
Once a child is married, she is more likely to be a victim of domestic violence. The World Health Organization reported, 35% of women worldwide have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. The effects of violence on a victim's health are
Being in a physically or emotionally abusive relationship causes negative effects to a person’s thoughts, actions, and future relationships. One of the most detrimental effects of being in a relationship that is physically or mentally abusive is the way the person may begin to feel. When someone is in an abusive relationship, their partner starts to make makes them feel as though they are weak and worthless. They might believe the lies that their partner is telling them about their appearance, personality, etc. Their mental health can deteriorate over time when in an abusive relationship, and they can start to develop depression, anxiety, PTSD, or any other kind of mental illness.
While the effects of abuse can be severe and long-lasting, children who have been abused or exposed to violence can and go on to have healthy and productive childhood and adult lives. Research has found that children exposed to violence, abuse, left unaddressed, or are ignored are at an increased risk of having emotional and/or behavioral problems in the future. Children who are abused may not be able to express their feelings safely and as a result, may develop difficulties regulating their emotions. In their adult, they may continue to develop a struggle with their feelings, and this may lead to depression or anxiety. Direct effects include: depression, anxiety, dissociation, difficulty concentrating, problems with learning, difficulty connecting with others, flashbacks, Increased hyper-vigilance, and difficulty sleeping.
To better understand the cause of intimate violence will help to come up will help come up with a better solution on solving this problem. There are various theories that have come up to explain the main causes of domestic violence, some include; learned helplessness theory, Intergenerational Transmission Theory, Social–Psychological Model and the feminist theory. All of these theories have tried to illustrate the causes of domestic violence. In this paper, I will target my writing on the feminist theory where it emphasizes power and gender inequalities in relationships. The theory focuses on how societal messages that makes it alright for a male to use aggression and violence, and the gender roles that dictate how women and men should act in their relationships
Such women may see themselves damaged and ugly, and as a result, unable to promote social interaction effectively or build productive relationships. Dissociative states and multiple personalities may also arise in this connection, as women may try disconnecting themselves from the present-time reality where they felt much pain, intimidation and violence. Body image issues may further on result in eating disorders which are often caused by psychological problems. In addition, women may be also diagnosed with PTSD, as the prevalence of PTSD among battered and domestically violated women is rather high ranging from 40 to 80%. Thus, Battered Woman Syndrome is a psychological disorder bringing many problems and behavioral changes to women unable to cope with this illness without professional medical
I will look at how it affects the women and whether can it be brought to an end by looking at what other authors say about this issue. I believe that there is no problem without a solution; I will therefore come up with possible solution that will end this issue. 1.5 Outline of arguments 1.5.1 Forgiveness I believe that if men can learn to forgive themselves and those who have wronged them, then women abuse will come to an end; since anger is one of the factors contributing to women abuse. Forgiveness solves everything and unloads the burden that you are carrying.
Domestic Violence Problem Migdalia Villanueva Kaplan University CJ-333 Domestic violence is a crime that is faced in not only America but other countries across the globe. The overall purpose of this study is to show the impact domestic violence will not only have on the American society but also in other countries, I choose to look at the countries of Canada, Australia, England and Saudi Arabia The first pages of the essay illustrate the problems which have been faced in America because of the high increase in domestic violence rates. As portrayed in the essay, there are several problems which will be similar to the ones which encountered in the different countries that will be mentioned in the essay.