Introduction Domestic violence occurs between two adults in a relationship that includes one controlling the other, resulting in physical abuse or mental abuse and neglect. Some of the contributing factors that initiate the domestic violence includes being insecure, non-employed, drinking and using drugs. These factors can result in one getting hurt or dying from their inflicted injuries. Furthermore, children can be emotionally and mentally traumatized over the course of events that they witnessed in the home and act out their aggression in school. To break the cycle of domestic violence the individual would have to leave the relationship and seek out help through family, friends, police, medical psychologist.
Universally, domestic violence is referred to abusive behavior that is used by the intimate partner to control or power over the other intimate power. This can be in the forms of psychological, sexual, economic or emotional threats or actions that will influence your partner (Kindschi,2013).Domestic violence studies provides that psychopathology, which happens when in violent environment in child development can make the argument of domestic violence progress of being a generational legacy (Kindschi,2013).I chose to write about the Feminist Theory to explain why people commit domestic violence. It believes that the root causes of domestic violence is the outcome of living in a society that condones aggressive behavior by men, while women
Domestic violence is a prevalent issue that is claiming grounds beyond national boarders, lives as well. This is an issue that does not discriminate against race, religion, education, and socioeconomic status. The criminal act of violence is a fragile but widespread issue that has become a typical and accepted behavior by some of its victims and perpetrators. The acts of domestic violence occur as traumatic incidents that are greatly influenced by socioeconomic status and complex psychological factors.
Domestic violence exists, it is a serious and an important issue I believe should be brought to the table of conversation. Domestic violence can rip family’s apart, cause people to loose trust in one another, as well as bring victims to their lowest points of self-worth. The abuse can be issued from multiple persons in the family: father to child, mother to child, teenage child
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.
The home is supposed to be a safe haven from the dangers of the outside world. What occurs behind closed doors, however, is not always as it appears to be. There are startling numbers of incidents of domestic abuse across the nation. It is a huge social problem that has tremendous costs each year. Contrary to popular belief, domestic abuse is not limited to any particular victimology type or socio-economic status. Both men and women, rich and poor, black and white, can be victims of domestic abuse. Similarly, there is no single prototype of a domestic abuser.
Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control and power over the other partner. Domestic violence can involve physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, or mental abuse. This is a growing issue in society today. In the United States, there are about 1.3 million women and 835,000 men that go through physical abuse each year. There is no direct cause of domestic violence, and it affects people of all ethnic groups and economic classes.
While women experience multiple forms of violence over the course of their lives, the most common form of violence occurs at the hands of someone they know, often a family member or intimate partner. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is defined as single or recurrent threats or acts of mental, physical, and sexual types of abuse, aggression or assault from a previous or current intimate partner(Godoy-Ruiz). Although IPV can occur in same sex relationships and be perpetrated by either men or women, in the vast majority of cases the perpetrator is male and the victim female. Domestic violence is also the most common factor contributing to homelessness among women and their children. They may be forced from their homes in order to escape violence, disrupting social support networks as well as children’s schooling and social networks (Foubert).
Social work practitioners are involved and aware of all social justice issues in the world today. Domestic Violence is just one major social justice issue which has become more prominent in the world. According to Royal College of Nursing (2013), domestic violence is an incident involving controlling and violent behaviour between intimate partners and/or family members. It also involves physical and emotional abuse. A practitioner working in the field of domestic violence can apply different theories in order to present the best possible outcome for the service user. Three possible theories that can be applied are the psychodynamic theory, systems theory, and the feminist theory. The Psychodynamic theory involves working on a micro level,
Introduction: According to the Canadian Ministry of Labour, domestic violence can be described as a pattern of behavior used by an individual to establish and maintain power and control over another individual with whom they have an intimate relationship, through different means
Intimate Partner Violence Fatalities: Prevention and Intervention Intimate partner violence is considered the most life-threatening and distressing family issue on a societal platform (Hamilton, Jaffe, & Campbell, 2013). The term family is utilized loosely as familial depictions vary, but to be certain the family has two partners that can be diversified roles and gender. By definition intimate partner violence illustrates a pattern of behaviors that are deliberate and intended to gain power and control over another person (Hamilton, Jaffe, & Campbell, 2013). Intimate partner violence does not need to be necessarily violent actions, but can be verbal threats, isolation, neglect, and disempowering tactics. The series of behaviors and violence can hastily escalate and the probability of homicide increases in those relationship dynamics.
In the United States alone, an average of 20 people per minute are physically abused (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, n.d.). This is a frightening statistic and what is even more frightening about it is the fact that it is one hundred percent preventable. Intimate Partner Violence can be defined as physical, sexual, or psychological harm caused by a current or former partner/spouse. It is important to note that Intimate Partner Violence can happen in both men and women; however, it is more prevalent in women. It is very difficult to determine the presence of Intimate Partner Violence because several of the victims choose to remain silent about their attacks.
Domestic violence is no new issue, and often not considered a serious matter. Occurring in many forms (verbal abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, etc.) this issue should not be handled lightly. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “[g]lobally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.” Of the four million women abused in the United States each year, nearly all of them show symptoms of Battered Women’s Syndrome, a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
While violence, and especially domestic violence, can certainly occur at all levels of the income spectrum, it is clear that these incidents are more closely linked with low socioeconomic status areas. This is due partially to the increased stress level of trying to make a life for oneself without the resources of a college degree or financial backing. The article also said that "low-income women who experienced intimate partner violence […] had only one-third odds of maintaining a 30-hour work week for six or more months" compared to high socioeconomic status women. This fact again confirms that stress is often a contributing factor to violence, but it also illustrates that this pattern can work in reverse as well, since women affected by domestic violence are in turn less focused and confident in their lives, which makes it harder to maintain a job, and creates yet another vicious cycle. Renzetti and Larkin also make the important point that "more
Domestic violence has attracted much attention of the sociologists in India since the decades of 1980s. Violence affects the lives of millions of women, worldwide, in all socio- economic and educational classes. It cuts across cultural and religious barriers, impending the right of women to participate fully in society. Domestic violence occurs in all cultures; people of all societies and classes. In earlier times, violence against women was a result of the prevalent atmosphere of ignorance and feudalism. Today violence against women is an uncontrollable phenomenon, which is a direct result of the rapid urbanization, industrialization and structural adjustment programs which are changing the socio-economic scenario of our country.