Domestic Violence

Cecilia Trejo

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Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that can be used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner. This kind of behavior can include physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological abuse.

causes of domestic violence

Many abusers have had problems with alcohol and/or drugs, stressed caused by unemployment or difficult living conditions, sexual difficulties, low job satisfaction, and other external factors may account for some cases.

Many people who have problems consume too much alcohol thinking that it will be the solution to everything but instead in makes it more difficult to them and causes more problems in the family contributing to domestic aggression. alcohol and drug use accelerate the aggression because in that situation the person doesn't know what they are doing.

categories of domestic violence

Experts break down domestic violence into one of four categories: Physical violence, Sexual violence, Threats of violence, and emotional/Psychological violence.

Sometimes people think of domestic violence as only physical aggression, but there are many more ways of violence like emotional would be humiliating a person. This kinds of aggression can often result in death and even in the suicide of the victim.

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The arrest of suspects

All fifty united States have enacted legislation that allows police officers to arrest domestic violence suspects without having to witness the incident.

When someone turns to the police to report a domestic violence case, police should be able to arrest the abuser at that moment because not arresting the abuser at the moment may result worst to the victim. Victims of domestic violence should be aware of their rights and protections and offenders should face tougher punishments in the courts. When women victims are aware of their rights they are more confident to report if there is any case of aggression in their homes because there are some cases where women dont do anything about it because they feel they are better off with a violent husband than facing the challenge of raising on their own.

Works Cited

“Causes, Effects, and Prevention of Domestic Violence.” Child Abuse and Domestic Violence. Melissa J. Doak. 2011 ed. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Information plus Reference Series. Student Resources in Context. Web. 26 Jan. 2015.

“Domestic Violence.” Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection. Detroit: Gale, 2015. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 26 Jan. 2015.

“US Federal and State Legislation on Domestic Violence.” Gale Student Resources in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Student Resources in Context. Web. 26 Jan. 2015.