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Analysis of Domestic Abuse Response - There are several individuals in our society who suffer from being neglected to being brutally beaten and even being financially deprived. In today’s society it is not uncommon to see the citizens of our country fall victim to domestic violence. While some people debate that this kind of behavior should not go on and is unacceptable, there are others who choose to stay out of it. Regardless of one’s point of view, it is obvious that there are people in our communities that are suffering from domestic violence and both our state and federal legislation have chosen to partake in this fight against domestic violence....   [tags: domestic violence, abuse, lautenberg amendment]
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Domestic Abuse and Its Consequences - Domestic Abuse and Its Consequences Abuse. There are always people that want to know what is it, and why do they do it. Why do all these women stay in that kind of home, and what are the effects on them when this happens. How do the children deal with this kind of situation, and what effects does it have on them. One of the most important questions you would most likely hear is how do you leave an abusive relationship and how do you cope with it after you do leave. (Women's Rural Advocacy Programs)....   [tags: Domestic Violence]
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The Worse Types of Domestic Abuse - ... It makes the victim feel as though they are nothing without their abusive partner. I know this because I was once a victim of abuse. Everything in the relationship was great until one day we had gotten into an argument. At first, I did not think anything of the yelling and name calling, but it kept happening. I eventually felt alone. I felt as though I had to depend on my partner. I lost sight of everything that I was. After the abuser breaks a person down enough things tend to become worse....   [tags: emotional abuse, physical, sexual] 601 words
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Domestic Abuse in American Colleges - After high school, many parents are excited to send their children to college. They send them to schools like Hampton, Harvard, and Yale to get the best college education possible. With this in mind, a loving father is also aware that his little girl is growing up and going to find love soon; but what he doesn’t expect is that his beautiful, precious daughter might be the next victim of domestic violence on a college campus. Over the last year, reports of domestic violence have dramatically grown on the college campuses of this country....   [tags: physical, mental, sexual abuse in universities] 1560 words
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Domestic Abuse - Domestic violence has been an ongoing issue among couples in society. This violence is not something that is new; it has been around for a long time. Domestic violence, can range from physical, mental, and emotional. When a couple is in an intimate relationship or married, one of the individuals in the relationship tries to dominate the other partner by trying to control them. This is commonly called domestic violence. A vast majority of domestic violence cases go unreported each year. This could be because the victim believes their spouse will harm them more if police are involved or the victim thinks they can fix and stop the violence themselves....   [tags: Domestic Violence, Physical, Mental, Emotional]
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Domestic Violence and Abuse - Domestic abuse, also known as domestic violence, can occur between two people in an intimate relationship. The abuser is not always the man; it can also be the woman. Domestic abuse can happen between a woman and a man, a man and a man, or a woman and a woman. Domestic abuse shows no preference. If one partner feels abusive, it does not matter their sexual orientation, eventually the actions they are feeling will come out towards their partner. Other people often overlook domestic abuse. People generally do not like to get themselves involved in other people’s problems, especially when they believe there might be problems at home....   [tags: social issues, domestic violence]
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Taking a Look at Domestic Abuse - ... Six of every ten married couple have experienced violence between partners at some time during their marriage, 34% of adults reported having witness a man beating his wife or girlfriend, and 14% of women reported that a husband or boyfriend has been violent with them during their relationship. These high statistics show how important it is for the society to focus on this significant topic and to move in order to be able to search for the solutions that would help the people who are suffering from this major problem all over the world....   [tags: unemployment, low education, poverty] 1103 words
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Domestic Abuse and Women In Shelters - Domestic violence covers a large array of abuses. Some of the different types of abuse include Physical, Emotional, Verbal, Sexual and Economical. Women suffering abuse usually suffer from all the different types. Often one type of abuse will bleed or lead to another and most abuse cases never start out with something physical. Most of the time one form of abuse is being used to enforce another. “Women have throughout history been the most victimized by someone they knew (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence pg....   [tags: Family Issues]
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Proposal for a Support Group for Male Victims of Domestic Violence - Proposal for a Support Group for Male Victims of Domestic Violence This proposal, submitted to the Domestic Violence Support Western Sydney Service, is to advocate for the inclusion of a support group focused on male victims of domestic violence in the services that are currently provided by the DVSWSS. With all due respect to the amazing support and services the DVSWSS provide to female victims, this proposal would be targeted specifically at the creation of a support group for male victims as there is a need for such services as is shown below....   [tags: Domestic Abuse]
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Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse - I. Issue – Defining of DV vs. Elder Abuse With respect to older women, the issue is that there is a serious lack in differentiating between elder abuse and domestic violence. The discrepancy causes confusion as to what agency to report either volunteered or mandated cases of abuse (Kilbane & Spira, 2010). Furthermore, it is because of reporting errors that victims of abuse may not receive the services that are congruent to the type of abuse (Kilbane & Spira, 2010) indicating, “…a lack of centralized reporting of cases….” (Kilbane & Spira, 2010, p....   [tags: older adult, sexual abuse, protection]
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What is Domestic Violence? - Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a pattern of physical and mental abuse and controlling behavior in a relationship and can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, or gender; this type of abuse can have both short and long term affects and can cause physical, mental, and emotional pain. While abuse can happen to anyone, women are by far the most frequent victims and men are the most frequent abusers. The U.S. department of justice estimates that 95 percent of the assaults on partners or spouses is committed by men against women (Toby)....   [tags: Emotional Abuse, Domestic Abuse]
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Protecting Families of Domestic Abuse and Disabilities - ... The desire to if possible make it easier on those who are disabled grew through both of those experiences. Personal / professional work experience: During high school there were several opportunities to volunteers in the community. The sites and job descriptions can be seen in the Experiences influencing decision to become a social worker and Experience with population section. Around my junior year, the desire to get a job won out and an application was submitted to Culvers for the new store in Greenfield....   [tags: population, help, interest, personal] 1516 words
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A Comentary on Domestic Abuse - ... While I also concur with the people who said that a jury would not have convicted her had she gone to trial, I can grasp why Wendy chose to take the plea and not gamble with her and her son Randy’s life. It ties in with the sentiment one of them voiced when they said something to the effect that when one has never experienced kindness, one learns not to count on it happening. 3. I remembered the video from the last module, ‘Domestic Violence: Living in Fear,’ and the statistics they noted. Those statistics included the fact that 63% of boys who were ages 11 to 20 murder the man who abused their mothers, as much 30 to 60% of abusers also abuse the children living the household, and 50% of...   [tags: Murder, Sentence] 900 words
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Commentary on Domestic Abuse - ... I find it hard to deal with the fact that the abusers think that there are no consequences and agree that we, as a community, should end that sentiment. I also feel that we really should do more to reach out to the people victimized by the violence of their abusers. We need to show them that they are important and we care what happens to them, that we are here to help them get through and past this situation and will not stop helping them as long as they need us. 2. I disagree with the sentence the judge gave, but understand why it was the one given to Wendy Maldonado....   [tags: Murder, Sentence] 564 words
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The Issue of Domestic Violence and Abuse - "Around the world at least one woman in every three has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. Most often the abuser is a member of her own family." (C,J Newton, 2011) Domestic Violence and Abuse can be defined as threatening behavior or controlling behavior and violence of those over the age of 16 whom have been or who are an intimate partner or family member. The abuse can consist of: psychological, emotional, sexual, financial and physical. (GOV.UK, 2013). The main themes of this argument are the political and social attitudes of the subject and how the trends of Domestic Violence and Abuse persuade communities and individuals to feel about the matter; also ho...   [tags: Political Attitudes, Society Awareness]
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Domestic Violence, Abuse and Neglect - Domestic violence is the act of being angry and taking the wrong actions about the anger. “Violence and neglect are a part of many families’ everyday lives” which should not be considered a normal thing. Physical neglect is just one portion of domestic violence. “Failure to provide food, medical care, or shelter” is described as physical neglect. “Abuse can be a whole range of physical behavior—slapping, hitting, beating, or using weapons to hurt someone. Abuse includes verbal and emotional abuse, where someone is constantly insulted [and beaten down] to feel sad and worthless.” This can also cause one to have mental issues, like depression....   [tags: food, medical care, shelter]
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A Comparison of Domestic Abuse in Films - The story “Revolt of Mother,” by Mary E. Wilkins depicts a woman (Sarah Penn) who is constantly exempt by her husband (Adonriam Penn) in taking part in important decisions until her frustration reached a breaking point, which ultimately leads to drastic changes in their family. In contrast a similar conflict arises in the movie Sleeping With the Enemy (1991), which was directed by Joseph Ruben. In the movie the main character, Laura Burney, had everything her heart desired. However below the surface she was really married to a possessive as well as a physically abusive husband who made all the impressive luxuries she had seem insignificant....   [tags: Film Analysis] 1947 words
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Shackles: Overcoming Domestic Abuse, by Malaika Cohen - This essay explores the story of Malaika Cohen and her account of experiencing and overcoming domestic abuse. In her book “Shackles” Malaika describes various forms of domestic abuse from life as a young child with a controlling Mother and a physically abusive Father which continued into her adult romantic relationships. It will highlight the changes to legislation since Malaika was a victim and how the meaning of domestic abuse has changed over the years. It will also take a look at behaviour patterns of children who grow up in a household with an alcoholic and how this can impact future relationships....   [tags: Leaving Abusive Partners]
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Victims of Domestic Abuse - Currently, protective orders are only provided during regular court hours to victims of domestic abuse. However, the occurrence of violence has no time frame – it does not only take place or transpire on a nine to five time clock. Therefore, I propose that legislation should be pushed forward which allows District commissioners the authority to put temporary restraining orders on people accused of domestic violence. It is important to note that victims may not receive full protection until the existing false impressions, held by some judicial and public safety officials, about the proper issuance and enforcement of protective orders are rejected....   [tags: Legal Issues, Politics, Social Issues] 320 words
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Domestic Violence and Abuse: A Global Epidemic - Domestic violence is a serious issue that negatively impacts women in our society. “Domestic abuse is a violent confrontation between family or household members involving physical harm, sexual assault, or fear of physical harm” (Domestic Violence). Although domestic violence can impact men as well, this type of abuse seems to be more prevalent among women. This abuse destroys families and can even lead to death in some cases. Even though there has been improvement in spreading awareness about this social injustice, much more work must be done to put an end to domestic violence to protect families around the world....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Domestic Violence and Spousal Abuse - “When things were good, they were so good. Like I said, I was always secure with him. He might try to hit me and he might try to kill me, but nobody else was going to do it. Nobody else was going to talk bad to me or hurt me or talk bad about me. That just was not going to happen. I was secure in that sense with him. He was going to protect me from everybody else. Candy twenty-something white woman, North Carolina” (Hattery, 2009). This quote is taken from a woman who was abused by her husband, which is known as intimate partner violence....   [tags: Violence, Spouses] 2080 words
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Domestic Violence VS Animal Cruelty and Child Abuse - Over the centuries, animals have suffered from cruelty from humans. In the United States, animals are beaten, neglected, or forced to struggle for survival. Animals have been inflicted with pain from humans for reasons other than self-defense. They have been slaughtered for their food and fur for personal gain in profit. In a majority of cases they have even been abused for someone’s own personal amusement or out of rage filled impulses. In some cases animals are found and rescued. They are given the second chance in life to experience what life should be like compared to what they once had....   [tags: Animal Abuse, Child Abuse]
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The Police Exception And The Domestic Abuse Law - The Police Exception and the Domestic Abuse Law Beating a spouse is wrong. Fighting is wrong. Domestic Abuse is wrong. This is a very simple concept and lawmakers, police officers, and citizens of our country for years have been in majority agreeance with these concepts. One of the punishments our government has come up with for convicted domestic abusers is revoking the privilege to carry weapons in public. This prevents convicted abusive citizens from having the ability to tote a potentially murderous weapon around, at any time ready to be assistance to their destructive and unstable personalities' wishes....   [tags: essays research papers] 775 words
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Domestic Violence and Abuse in Australia - Domestic violence is a significant social issue that has a major impact upon the health of women in society. Discuss this statement and identify the factors that may contribute to domestic violence. Domestic violence is known by many names including spouse abuse, domestic abuse, domestic assault, battering, partner abuse, marital strife, marital dispute, wife beating, marital discord, woman abuse, dysfunctional relationship, intimate fighting, male beating and so on. McCue (1995) maintains that it is commonly accepted by legal professionals as "the emotional, physical, psychological, or sexual abuse perpetrated against a person by that person's spouse, former spouse, partner, former pa...   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Possible Early Experiences of Domestic Violence - Children deserve a safe, violence free parents who will love, and protect them; they also need stability in that when things go wrong outside the home, then their homes become a place of safety, comfort, love, help and support. According to United Nations International Emergency Children’s Fund (UNICEF, 2006) yearly hundreds of millions of children are exposed to domestic violence, and this leaves a profound negative impact in their lives and that of their future; furthermore, these children not only witness those violent acts but also hear the sounds and may be aware of the signs; it is a global fact....   [tags: family violence, domestic violence, child abuse]
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Suffering of the Innocent: Child Abuse - "One in four females and one in six males will be sexually abused before his or her 18th birthday" (Nojadera 21). These staggering statistics illuminate the issue of child abuse as one of the most profound problems in society. The astonishingly high rate of maltreatment occurrences at an early age makes one wonder why the topic is not addressed more often. Often going unnoticed by everyone around them, children are enduring unimaginable suffering every day . Many victims feel completely alone because there is no one with whom they feel safe....   [tags: sexual abuse, domestic violence]
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Domestic Violence is Primary Abuse of Women - ... In 2005, the WHO interviewed over 24,000 women between the ages of 15 and 49 years in various Asian, African, and South American countries to assess the prevalence of IPV. The survey found that IPV was a globally prominent issue with prevalence of physical violence ranged from 13% (Japan) to 61% (Peru), and prevalence of sexual violence ranged from 6% (Japan) to 59% (Ethiopia) among interviewees (WHO, 2005). Victims of IPV may acquire bodily damages due to physical abuse, such as severe wounds, broken bones, traumatic injury, and other physical deformities (NCIPC, 2011; WHO, 2010)....   [tags: sexual, physical, emotional] 581 words
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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is a Progressive Degenerative Disease of the Brain - Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain that is establish in people who has a consistent pattern of brain trauma and concussion. It als produce an increases of tau which is a protein that is poison to the brain.“These changes in the brain can begin months, years, or even decades after the last brain trauma or end of active athletic involvement…CTE can only be diagnosed in autopsy, but there have been reports of emotional changes and Alzheimer's-like symptoms in some athletes prior to their posthumous diagnoses (Jaslow, 2013).” The first time CTE was pronounce by Harrison Martland in 1928....   [tags: domestic abuse, athletes, concussions] 1049 words
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Domestic Violence and Abuse Against Women - "Each year an estimated 2 million to 4 million woman in the Untied States are abused by their male partners. Many of them are severely physically assaulted, and thousands are killed" (www.mayoclinic.com). Statistics such as these are phenomenal. Domestic abuse appears not only with violence, but it is very prevalent in psychological abuse. Domestic violence is widespread through the United States, mostly due to fear caused by the abuser. The problem is recognized in the United States and much is being done to correct this problem....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 537 words
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Cries Unheard: When Love Hurts and Kills - On April 22, 2008, Anita passed after sustaining injuries she received from a domestic violence altercation. Despite the many trials in her life, she led a happy life and could always find humor in any situation. Always willing to lend a helping hand, one might consider her a natural caregiver. Happy, comedic, and a bit eccentric are words used to describe Anita. Her family would never could have imagined she would meet her tragic demise at such a young age. Oblivious to the abuse in their short and tumultuous relationship, no one was aware of her situation....   [tags: domestic abuse and violence]
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Manifestations Of Abuse: The Link Between Animal Cruelty, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse - ... However, the circumstances surrounding animal abuse, child abuse and domestic violence are so enmeshed that trying to dissect certain criteria from each component to definitively ‘prove’ the link would be futile. This is especially poignant when considering the nature of the link, which suggests that there is an overlap between the three factors (DeGue & DiLillo, 2009) - not that one causes the other, and so on. This means that the mere presence of abuse or violence, regardless of type increases the probability for the others to emerge (Hackett & Uprichard, 2007)....   [tags: relationship, behavior] 1782 words
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Theresa Knorr's Abuse of Her Daughters - Theresa Knorr’s was a mother of six who was convicted of killing her two daughters Suesan Knorr (16) and Sheila Sanders (20). Theresa physically and tortured all of her children for years, but she had a deeper hatred for her girls, which lead to their deaths. Terry Knorr the surviving daughter was the one who in the end got her mother convicted of the murder of her sisters. Prior to her mother’s arrest, Terry and her siblings endured years of torture, physical and sexual. Terry explained that her brothers and mothers abused them severely....   [tags: Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Crime]
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Housewife to Career: The Growth of Women in The Labor Markert - Introduction For centuries, women has always been dominated and controlled by men. Society has viewed women as the weaker gender and relied on men in order to survive. As time went on, things have changed, society has became more advance and so are women. During the World War II, women have increased their role in the society by replacing the men’s in the labor market and also increased their status in the society. Today, the growth of women in the work force continually to raise and so are their status....   [tags: abuse, domestic abuse, decision-making]
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Men Don't Tell: A Movie About the Domestic Abuse of Men - The domestic abuse of men is a hidden side of domestic violence. Billboards, radios and TVs across the country claim that every fifteen seconds a women is beaten by a man, but has anyone ever asked how often men are beaten by their spouses. Battered men often become the topics for jokes, such as the cartoon image of a wife chasing her husband with a rolling pin. In 18th century France, husband who had been pushed around by their wives would be forced by the community to wear women's clothing and to ride a donkey through the town, sitting backwards and holding its tail....   [tags: Gender Studies] 1378 words
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Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston - The differences of the human race are unfathomable; Therefore, it goes without saying that arguments will arise, how we handle these situations reveals our character. The physical abuse implored on Janie in Zora Neale Hurston's novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, reveals true aspects of gender roles and marital relationships in the twentieth century. Hurston shows no hesitation when broaching such topics; I presume this is because of the conventional view upon male and female relationships shown in the past....   [tags: Domestic Abuse, Women's Rights]
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Crimes of the Poverty Stricken vs. the Affluent - ... In 2003 “Luster was convicted of 20 counts of drug-induced rape, 17 counts of raping an unconscious victim, and multiple counts of sodomy and oral copulation by use of drugs.”(Krajicek, Crime Library .n.d.). Ethan Couch, the Texas teen that was sentenced to 10 years’ probation for “killing four pedestrians and seriously injuring two others while driving drunk” (Mitchell, Star-Telegram, 2013). Couch’s family has an estate that turns over approximately 15 million dollars a year. “Nathan Leopold, Jr., and Richard Loeb, more commonly known as "Leopold and Loeb", were two wealthy University of Chicago law students who kidnapped and murdered 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks in 1924 in Chicago...   [tags: socioeconomic status, domestic abuse, immigrants] 891 words
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Native American Issues in Today's Society - What if everyday in America there was not an action someone could take because someone of an opposite race sexually assaulted or domestically abused that person. Often news outlets only focus on major even in cities or towns, but never the reservations. With the lack of awareness of the number of rapes and domestic abuse victims on reservations, at large society is saying America doesn’t care due to reservations having sovereignty. Even with new laws signed into place by President Obama to deal with the rape and abuse problems to Native American women, that come from non Native Americans, the problem with this is it’s a pilot only on three tribes (Culp-Ressler,1).It is said it will expand s...   [tags: native americans, domestic abuse, tribes]
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Saudi Arabia: Foreign Workers - Saudi Arabia is an average sized country, roughly one-fifth the size of the United States, in the Middle East. The population is roughly twenty-seven million people. It is the birth place of the Islamic religion, which is Saudi Arabia’s main religion. Most of the country is desert and they have a dry hot climate. Saudi Arabia’s main export is oil. According to the article “U.S. Relations with Saudi Arabia.” Saudi Arabia gives the United States over one million barrels of oil every day. Although Saudi Arabia has a great economy they have very many conflicts within the county....   [tags: Islam, domestic abuse, rights, workforce]
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Psychological Harm Hurts More - “Growing up in a violent home is one of the most terrifying and traumatic experiences a child can go through.” Violence in homes can be domestic abuse between parents, extended family and children. One hand, this has been a recurring problem and should have more exposure in our societies through the use of education. On the other hand, once violence in the family has occurred and the police were notified, the situation tends to get worse between each family member, especially children. The current methods of dealing with violence in homes those children are exposed to whether they are between spouses, families or, children and parents, do more harm than good....   [tags: Violence, Domestic Abuse, Traumatic Experience]
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An Abusive Father and a Boy in a Zoo - ... This took Charles mind to a much simpler place that he could understand. He finally felt like he belonged somewhere. His grandmother took him to the zoo once a month for about eight years until she passed away. Her death was natural and sweet, but it left Charles alone in his messed up world. The memory of her would live on. Charles wanted to become a zoo keeper when he was old enough thanks to his grandma. The strange part about her death was charles didn’t cry. He felt nothing. After her death Charles was in high school....   [tags: Beating, Domestic Abuse] 789 words
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The Adversities of Evading an Abusive Relationship - The Adversities of Evading an Abusive Relationship A relationship provides refuge, love and trust between two partners but every relationship has flaws that can permanently taint the two individuals and their bond. A major conflict that occurs in many relationships is domestic abuse. It is the control that a partner in an intimate relationship, who is usually the male in a heterosexual relationship, tries to exert on the female with methods such as physical, verbal and sexual abuse (Domestic Violence and Abuse)....   [tags: Domestic Violence, Abuse]
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Child Abuse and Neglect - Child abuse has been here as long as the United States of America and throughout the history of the World. "Child abuse can cause serious harm to its victims. Estimates of the numbers of children who suffer physical abuse or neglect by parents or guardians range from about 1 percent of all children to about 15 percent, and figures are far higher if emotional abuse and neglect are included."(2....   [tags: Child Abuse Domestic Violence] 993 words
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Negative Effects of Child Abuse and Prevention - All children have certainly many experiences before they became truly mature. A child can face lot of dangerous things from the environment surrounding them which might seriously affect their whole life. As definition in the Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act: Child abuse is any action from adult to a child that it could be harmful to the child’s body or mental (Children Welfare Information Gateway 2007). In 2005, among 3.6 million investigations by Child Protective Services agencies in the U.S, an estimated 899,000 children (24.97%) were confirmed to be victims of child abuse (Children’s Bureau 2005)....   [tags: Domestic Violence Child Abuse] 1359 words
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Prevention of Child Abuse Through Education and Intervention - Most questions have answers and sometimes explanations, but there have been many answers to the question of why people abuse children. The trauma of a child being abused can be described in various ways. Child abuse is the mistreatment or maltreatment of a child whether it is mental, physical, emotional, sexual, verbal, or psychological abuse. Child abuse is a traumatic experience. Child abuse is often synonymous with the term child maltreatment or the term of child abuse and neglect. It has been said that the trauma of being physical, mental, emotional, or sexual abuse as a child can effect an individual for the rest of his or her life....   [tags: Child Abuse Domestic Violence] 1159 words
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Violence Against Women In Intimate Relationships - Violence Against Women in Intimate Relationships      Domestic violence is a conscious behavior in which acts of violence and aggression are carried out by one person in a relationship to dominate the other. This violence consists of deliberate verbal, sexual, emotional, psychological, and physical abuse, along with social and economic deprivation. Statistics and studies show victims of domestic violence are mostly women and their children, but men are victims as well. Friends, spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, and even family members are capable of demonstrating domestic violence....   [tags: Domestic Abuse Relationship Essays]
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Case Study: Impact on Children of Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Mental Illness - Studies have shown that children who grow up in families where there is substance misuse, mental illness or domestic violence are more vulnerable to significant harm (Kendall-Taylor and Mikulak 2009).Children’s vulnerability usually stems from the effects of substance misuse, domestic violence or mental illness on parenting ability. Substance misuse, domestic violence and mental illness can result in parent’s finding it difficult to organize their lives to meet both their personal needs and their children’s physical, emotional and social needs....   [tags: Parenting Ability, Case Study]
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An Ethical Dilemma in the Description of a Case - ... Finally, I would apply an alternative option so as to maintain and promote the integrity of the social work profession and discuss this situation with Ms. Frie, from a professional perspective, and then refer her to the interested parties including Nicholas wife and children. Case #33 Description of the Case Mr. Wellington is my friend and neighbor, whom I have known for quite some time. He approached me recently in a supermarket and I was pleased to see him due to the fact that he played a crucial role in assisting my parents financially....   [tags: domestic abuse, newspaper reporter, confidential] 2172 words
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Child Protection Service - Domestic violence is a major problem that we are facing in our society; statistics estimate that each year in the “Untied States 5.3 million women and 3.2 million men are abused by [there] domestic partners” (Black, Dempsey, Davis 2010, 900). Domestic violence or family violence are defined as “the abuse of power within relationships of the family, trust or dependency that endangers the survival, security or well-being of another person. It can include many forms of abuse... [including] witnessing abuse of others in the family” (Alberta children and youth services 2008, 1)....   [tags: Domestic VIolence, Abuse, Neglect]
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Violence Among the LGBT Community - After reading a scholarly journal (Guadalupe-Diaz, X. 2013, November 3, An exploration of differences in the help-seeking of LGBQ victims of violence by race, economic class, and gender), I found that the author was trying to find out how often same sex couple were reporting domestic violence. Also, if there is a correlation between race, class, or sex and amount of domestic abuse then compare it to the amount of hate motivated violence that was occurring. The study that was conducted, was targeting same sex couples and was performed with surveys....   [tags: homosexual, abuse, domestic] 1519 words
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Violence: The Double Whammy Effect - ... The victim senses the growing tension in the abuser. Fearing the abuse may happen at any time, the victim may go out of their way in an attempt to keep the peace. Feeling as if s/he is walking on eggshells, the victim is extra careful not to trigger an explosion. The abuser becomes gradually more abusive, often with “minor” incidents such as slapping, verbal abuse and increased controlling behavior. The victim allows the abusive behavior in a desperate attempt to keep it from escalating....   [tags: domestic violence, child abuse] 2138 words
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Laws Against Domestic Violence in Pakistan are Insufficient to Protect Victims of Abuse - ... ( Pakistani Law Firm, 2012). While it is important to acknowledge that laws from other categories can be applied to cases of domestic crimes, it is essential to note that the lack of a specific category leads to many problems. It is of vital significance to note that all laws and their punishments are derived from the socio-economic and cultural framework of the society the laws are constructed to cater to, this is the reason that such different punishments exist in different countries for the same sort of crimes, even the definitions of crimes is debated upon in the legislations across the globe....   [tags: human rights, democratic systems]
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Polygamy in Bountiful, British Columbia - The article that I chose from Wikipedia is Polygamy in North America. There are several reasons for choosing this article that will be mentioned later on. The main reason for picking this article is that this article does not seem to go into the specifics of the main issue regarding polygamy in North America of Mormon religion. Particularly, two communities are significant to North American contemporary legal issue regarding polygamy. One of them is the Bountiful community in British Columbia and the other community is in Utah, U.S.A....   [tags: Domestic Issues, Abuse] 1007 words
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The Intervention of the Judicial System in Violence Against Women - The Intervention of the Judicial System in Violence Against Women Women in this country have been a part of violence for an enormous amount of time. This violence includes pornography, rape, and even domestic violence. The United States judicial system has intervened into the so-called private sphere and eradicated women in society, providing precedent and even updating statutes as well as other types of legislation. Without intervention women may still have no rights as human beings and the victims of much worse violence....   [tags: Papers Domestic Abuse Pornography Essays] 1458 words
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Intimate Partner Violence - Cook: "I don't want him to know I even called. You know what I'm saying. That's the thing. That triggers him when he knows I called. He tears the stuff up in my house.” Operator: “We'll tell them, but they're still going to contact you." Cook: "He's already tried to kill me three times. I'm really just fed up with this. I can't keep moving and changing my life because of this [expletive].” Cook: “I’ve been going through this for five years with him. It’s still the same thing. I have complaints. If you look up my name, you’ll see there are a hundred thousand complaints, but ain’t nobody doing nothing.” Operator: “When was the last time you called police?” Cook: “Umm, two weeks ago, and they j...   [tags: Crime, Police, Abuse, Domestic, Partenr]
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Suffering with Battered Woman Syndrome - ... The struggle this family went through before she killed her ex husband was a crucial fight. She had to protect herself, and children. The children pleaded to the Thriller Thursday article writer, knowing my father was dead was such a relief. Sometimes, even though the abuser may not be beating the women at the moment, she still suffered from abuse and wants her revenge. One may disagree with this, say it is not right and this is not self defense. However, it could be considered a mental illness in the Battered Woman's Syndrome cycle....   [tags: abuse, domestic violence, self defense]
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Criticisms of Battered Woman Syndrome - The Battered Woman Syndrome (BWM) is a syndrome whereas women react in a certain manner because of repetitively physical or psychological abused imposed on them by their mates. The Battered Woman Syndrome (BMW) is not limited in one area or location it is a problem that is occurring all over in the world (2009, pg. 148). Like every other issue in the world criticism come into play by psychologists and others when someone claims that they are victims of the Battered Woman Syndrome or the Battered Woman Defense when they are taken to trial for killing their batterers (BMW) (2009, pgs....   [tags: Abuse, Domestic Violence]
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Femicide: A Cause for Global Economic Concern? - ... Often times the entire family or even the entire community is involved with the crime as it is traditionally seen as a justifiable act. It is not uncommon to find that although only two to three people were involved in the murder itself, the community supports the decision and helps the family to cover up all evidence of the killing by providing false leads or alibis. The following excerpt from the New York Daily News gives a clear example of a modern day honour killing and the motivations behind it: “Like many teenagers, Tina Isa didn’t listen to her parents....   [tags: sexual abuse, discrimination, domestic violence, ] 2945 words
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Legal Studies on Violence Against Women - Violence against women has been occurring throughout society since the dawn of time. It is hard for the law to stop it going on because the women are either to scared to come forward or the women feel it is their fault so they deserve the beating. This sort of violence is predominately in homes and between families. In many ways it would be quite hard for the legal system to stop it because not a lot of people know that it is going on. However the legal system has done some work to stop violence against women....   [tags: Domestic Violence Abuse Court Legal] 1874 words
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Domestic Violence and Its Impact - Should We Do More To Deal With The Problem Of Domestic Violence Or Is The Problem Exaggerated. Domestic violence is the world’s leading cause of injury to woman, its more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. For every nine seconds in the United States a woman is beaten or assaulted. Domestic violence victims lose almost eight million days of paid work every year in the United States alone, that’s the equivalent of thirty two thousand full time jobs. The cost of domestic violence in the United States alone is nearly 5.2 billion dollars per year....   [tags: Women, Abuse] 547 words
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The Effects of Domestic Violence - “Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten” (American Bar). Just think about how many women have been beaten or coerced into non-pleasurable acts in just one day, when every nine seconds in the United States, some women is being abused. Now, globally, think about how many more people are being domestically abused and even killed. Violence occurring within the family is a prominent fear each family member despises, whereas nobody wants to neither witness it nor be the victim because it’s a sense of fear the whole society faces because it leads to unpleasant dilemmas....   [tags: physical abuse]
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The Gravity of Domestic Violence in America - For generations, the gravity of domestic violence in America has been disregarded and glossed over; perhaps it is because 60 percent of all domestic violence takes place at home. Domestic violence is defined as, the situation in which an intimate partner or someone you live with attacks you and tries to hurt you, often including physical assault, sexual assault, and bullying. “Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes.” (safehorizon.org) Domestic violence at home is altering the psychological state of children, creating a huge impact on their lives and their future....   [tags: physical abuse, behavior, judgement]
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Taking a Look at Domestic Violence - ... Last but not least, psychological abuse is the threat that a person brings to himself or herself. They either destroy their property or try to end their lives. This paper will investigate and try to find a solution to overcome domestic violence. An action plan can be made up if the government decides to create new programs to protect the abused people and give them more rights. Education is also a crucial point, since people should be more aware of what is happening and how they should deal with it if they ever fall in this situation....   [tags: physical, emotional, sexual abuse] 1070 words
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Psychological Effects of Child Abuse - Due to the rise of domestic violence in many families, psychologists are helping affected children cope and confront their emotional imprisonment by using various methods. Over the years, there has been a drastic increase in domestic violence cases. In many instances, the children are most affected in the involvement of the violent disputes. Psychologists study the behaviors of affected children and develop a plan of treatment that aim towards the child’s overall health. Psychologists provide the best treatment by immersing themselves inside the child’s situation and connecting with what the child sees....   [tags: Domestic Violence, Treatment, Therapy]
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Taking a Look at Domestic Violence - ... • Violence in the home usually becomes more frequent and severe over time. The abuser’s apologies do not mean the violence will not occur again. • Children who grow up in violent homes come to believe that violence is normal. They come to believe that it is an acceptable way to control someone else. The majority of adult violent prisoners were raised in violent homes. • Violence is often part of a pattern of threats, insults, insane jealousy, explosive temper, and attempts to isolate and overpower the woman A psychologist Lenore Walker found that many violent relationships follow a common pattern or cycle-The Cycle of Violence (Marriage, Families and Intimate Relationships p.473)....   [tags: physical, sexual and psychological abuse] 1012 words
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The Effects of Domestic Violence - ... They are accustomed to taking on different responsibilities that normal children at their age wouldn’t usually do. Some of those responsibilities include cooking, cleaning, and most of the time caring for their younger siblings. It is never good for a child to take up these responsibilities because it takes away from their childhood and often prevents them from ever having a real one. Domestic Violence causes many problems upon the Children, the victims, and their families. Domestic violence creates many problems....   [tags: victims, abuse, criminals] 1842 words
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The Steady Rise in Domestic Violence - ... There have been schools of thoughts, which have been against these acts from day one and have been trying to play their part in condemning them but of late due to the rise in education and the excessive exposure as well as the globalization of affairs things have been changing. Moreover we are moving towards a free world in which women are gaining prominence and have been rising in power and in stature and that has contributed in a lot of ways to the passing of these legislations and acts against the violence on females....   [tags: females, legislation, abuse] 1100 words
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The Meaning of Domestic Violence - ... There’s no open communication during this point as the aggressor thinks about their next move. After the aggressor has come to terms with the incident that has happened, they will begin to enter the making up stage. The abuser will make empty promises that it’ll never happen and begin to apologize. On the other hand, abuser will be in denial about the incident happening and if they were to own up to the altercation, will place blame on the victim for making them abuse the victim. Like all things that come to an end, the calm stage is reached....   [tags: relationship, abuse, worth, problems] 2763 words
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Overview of Child Abuse - A 19-year-old new mother, named Sheryl asked her boyfriend to watch her 8-month-old baby while she went shopping. Her boyfriend kindly agreed assuming that the baby would fall asleep, and he would continue watching the game. However like most newborn babies, Sheryl’s child was a little fussy and was crying. That caused Sheryl’s boyfriend to get annoyed and agitated. He went over to the baby, picked him up and shook him hard. When Sheryl came home she found her baby injured, unfortunately what happened to Sheryl’s baby it’s something that happens to many children in America every day....   [tags: Child Exploitation, Domestic Disturbance]
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Domestic Violence: The Severity of the Issue - Domestic violence dates back to the beginning of time, but has only really made an impact within the last one hundred years. Domestic violence can be defined as “any use of physical or sexual force, actual or threatened, in an intimate relationship” and can include a single act, or a reoccurring act amongst the victim and offender (Edmonton Police Service). Although men are affected by domestic violence, most people “assume the male batterer/female victim paradigm” (Hanna). This is understood through rates of victims of domestic violence....   [tags: spousal abuse, wife beating, Canada]
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Children as Witnesses of Domestic Violence - There is a preconceived notion that all families are a “great big happy family”, unfortunately this is entirely false for a hand full of families; not all families are filled with love and joy, a few possess a very dark side (Sev’er, 2014, pp. 273). This dark side is the violence that occurs within the family, whether it be child abuse or domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as violent or aggressive behaviour within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner (Oxford Dictionary)....   [tags: violence, child abuse, gruel groups]
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Culture affects Domestic Violence - Domestic violence is the act of violence or abuse against a person living in one’s household, especially a member of one’s immediate family (Dictionary.com). I believe that domestic violence is affected by culture. In many communities, domestic violence is not a big topic, but to many women in different cultures; it is an event many women deal with everyday. Domestic violence is more common in other cultures and culture can affect women’s rights. Throughout many cultures around the world, domestic violence is present among their communities, and even the domestic violence rate in America is higher than other cultures that have respect for women’s rights, such as Spain....   [tags: Zero Tolerance, Abuse]
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What is Domestic Violence? - Domestic Violence Do you know what domestic violence is. Domestic violence is when someone has been physically, emotionally, or mentally abused. Some signs of domestic violence is when your partner humiliates you, threatens to kill the individual or themselves. Someone that has gone through physical, emotional, or mental abuse normally are more aware of the signs. This essay will cover the harmful effects of physical, emotional, and mental abuse. Physical abuse is when someone lays their hands on an individual or family member....   [tags: physical, verbal, emotional abuse]
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The Negative Impact of Elderly Abuse - ... If the individual is experiencing emotional or psychological abuse there is a great chance they will have a long-lasting emotional problems. “As a result of emotional abuse or neglect, older adults often experience worry, depression, or anxiety.” Individuals can feel these symptoms and also have reduced social skills, a diminished self-esteem and may also have to deal with shame or embarrassment. An individual can also be negatively affected by financial and material exploitation. This exploitation normally occurs when there is a violation of trust by a friend, family member or caregiver “Because of their age, the elderly will have less time to recoup their losses and often are solely de...   [tags: society, crimes, domestic, violence, family] 1209 words
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Domestic Violence Against Men - The Australian Government should allocate more funding to decrease domestic violence against Australian men. New South Wales Law dictates “Domestic and family violence takes many forms. It involves violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour carried out by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or instil fear. It doesn’t have to be physical abuse. It can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or other types of abuse.” (NSW Police, 2013). Domestic Violence impacts on many people in all kinds of ways....   [tags: australian government, abuse]
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Domestic Violenece and Sexual Assault - ... This includes but not limited to emotional, physical, spiritual, mental psychological and even economic abuse. The reason a victim does not leave their abuser is because the abuser constantly makes the victim feel like it is their mistake that the abuse is happening. Shame, fear or humiliation normally leaves the victim feeling trapped. In the end, most victims end up feeling isolated and have no one to go to (Domestic Violence, 1993). Currently more than one in fourth U.S. men and more than one in third U.S....   [tags: case studies, child sexual abuse] 1530 words
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Childhood Trauma: Child Abuse and Neglect - Childhood trauma can be attributed to many forms of child abuse. It can be described as sexual abuse, physical maltreatment and the witnessing of domestic violence. Males and females that experience childhood trauma will develop impairment in their well-being and will most likely increase their chances in developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, “The stressful or traumatic event involves a situation where someone's life has been threatened or severe injury has occurred (ex....   [tags: physical maltreatment, domestic violence] 1291 words
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The Abuse too Many Children Face - ... The number of children who experience abuse is around 6 million in the United States. Some reports may go unreported and not giving researchers the proper number of children who may be abused (“Child Abuse Statistics”, 2014). In the United States many people don’t report instances of abuse directed towards children. People who are required and will always report instances of child abuse include teachers, law enforcement officers, and social service workers. 16.4% that report abuse against children are teachers, 16.7% are law enforcement officers, and 11.5% are social service workers....   [tags: domestic violence, sexual, physical] 1540 words
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Domestic Violence: Time to Speak Out - More people are concerned with why women stay in abusive relationships than why men are abusing women. With that being said, both men and women are capable of torturing one another. Today domestic violence is illegal in every province across Canada. However, confusion about weather this is a public or private matter has not been answered. I am here today to not only inform you about domestic violence, but to also persuade you to publicly speak out about domestic abuse. Domestic violence takes place every single day, in households across the world....   [tags: Abuse, Relationships, Inequality] 520 words
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Domestic Violence towards Queer Youth - ... Violence that fits the definition of physical abuse can arise in manners that one may not expect: namely, restriction of movement (such as restraining the victim or preventing entrance or exit from a space), locking the victim out of a space (like a car or a house) or refusal to provide the victim with necessary medication or medical treatment. This sort of violence is extremely problematic, as it can damage not only a queer person’s physical health, but his/her/their emotional and mental health as well....   [tags: physical abuse, injustices] 1596 words
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Domestic Violence - Domestic violence has gotten so bad now that it is recognized as a national health problem (Yonaka, L, et al.). Statistics done by the Bureau of Justice between the years 2001 and 2005 showed that about 511,000 violent assaults were made against women, and about 105,00 against men by their spouse or partner, half resulting in physical injury. In another statistic, about one in six pregnant women were reported for domestic violence cases (“Screening for Abuse May Be Key to Ending It.”). The affects that the domestic violence had in the health of the fetus was that the baby had a delay in prenatal care, and the risk for low birth weight had gone up....   [tags: Violence, abuse, depression]
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