These studies also found the problems that can occur with the service of protection orders, misunderstanding of the criminal justice system itself, and once again, being afraid of the offender, will serve as a determining factor in a victims’ willingness to cooperate with further court proceedings. Artz (2011) further indicates the failure of victims to cooperate with the process can make problems worse, as the cycle of family violence grows worse over time. As noted above, if a victim seeks mediation, from either the police or courts, the violence can turn deadly (Artz, 2011). This is true not only for the victim, but for the family and any children involved. Because of this, women use reasoning in order to make a decision on whether or not to continue with the criminal justice process, which with the problems noted above, can be viewed as unreliable (Artz, 2011).
There are times when outside organizations can play a key role in ensuring success when enforcing the law. Take the Sacramento Police Department (SPD) as an example. Members within the SPD established a Domestic Violence Prevention Collaboration (DVPC) This was in response to the many cases of domestic violence that were left unsolved because of the lack of cooperation from the victims. It is well known throughout the criminal justice system that cases involving domestic violence are difficult to investigate because of how highly sensitive they are. Victims tend to stop cooperating with law-enforcement once the emotions have left them, or when the offender begins apologizing and offering fake promises to the victim.
Violence includes harassment, maltreatment, brutality, cruelty, physical injury or attempting to place a woman in fear of injury or psychological violence. Impact of physical violence may be more visible than psychological violence but repeated humiliation restricted social mobility and denial of economic resources is more subtle and insidious forms of violence ; makes a woman mentally destabilized and powerless . In India patriarchy and gender discrimination are the main reasons of violence perperiated against women and girls. Violence against women is a global issue; it’s a stigma on civilized society which is compelling intellectuals to focus on this alarming situation. So many laws are introduced day by day to eradicate the problem but it is not so easy to overcome it without awakening of society.
Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, no matter what age, gender, or culture. Domestic violence has lots of effects before, during, and after it happens; it can lead from depression to mental illness. Most of the time victims of domestic violence are recommended to obtain help because it can lead to serious issues. Children who live in a violent home are most likely to act in some kind of violent behavior when they become adults. Many schools are also impacted from domestic violence, children are being expose to violence a such of young age and it just keep getting worst.
Since there are so many women victimized by domestic violence it leads to millions of children being exposed to domestic violence as well. Domestic violence has various lasting negative impa... ... middle of paper ... ... clear view of the impact domestic violence has on the women and the children who are effected by it each year. Another example of how domestic violence impacts the larger society is economically. The cost of domestic violence lands in the hands of the tax payers by paying social welfare programs, health care services, legal services, criminal justice services, and other services that directly come from domestic violence. Domestic Violence is a relative social issue in America today.
“Domestic violence is a violent confrontation between family or household members involving physical harm, sexual assault, or fear of physical harm” (Stewart & Croudep, 1998-2012). In most places domestic violence is looked on as one of the higher priorities when trying to stop crime. Domestic Violence cases are thought to be influenced by the use of alcohol, drugs, stress or anger but in reality, they are just learned behaviors by the batterer. These habits can be stopped as long as one seeks help (Stewart & Croudep, 1998-2012). For instance, a child is brought up in a household that is constantly involved in criminal acts.
Arthritis, hypertension and heart disease have been identified in battered women then directly caused or aggravated by domestic violence suffered early in their adult lives. From the one they feared most, their abuser the one who has to have control at all points in life doesn’t care about their spouse feelings or pe... ... middle of paper ... ... could come together and help those that are going through domestic violence acts maybe we could save more people from these types of things. We as a supporting group of people could help make domestic violence in teens cases go down. We could even help and support other age groups that are now facing domestic violence in their home so that they don’t feel as if they have no one out there to help them. We have to stick together and get other teens to stand up and speak against domestic violence instead of keeping it trapped inside them forever and blame their selves for what may be going on at home or in their relationship.
Our media and entertainment industries still glamorize and demean the seriousness of domestic violence, and they greatly influence our behavior by showing false examples of how we should act and react to one another. In closing, I do believe that we are on the right track to ending domestic violence but our effort is just not strong enough because our message that domestic violence is a crime is not strong enough. This class has opened my eyes and made me aware of what is going on and what needs to be done. In the future, I will do what is needed to stop this violence around me, and I will accomplish this by simply using my voice and speaking out about what is wrong.
The violence that takes place can be criminal and includes physical and emotional violence. There are laws in place to keep domestic violence from happening, but people still get around it somehow, some laws and regulations include The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA), Title IV, section 40001-40703 of the Violent C... ... middle of paper ... ...is how they manage their anger (Schworm, 2010). Though the women are abused, there are some among them that make it out of the dangerous situations. These are the women that try and help others, the ones that speak up against the violence, and the ones that try and get laws passed. They know what it is like to be put down and know how it feels to live that kind of life.
Domestic violence is an ongoing issue in today’s society, whether it’s physical or psychological. Society is slowly recognizing and coming to terms with the matter by supporting and encouraging victims to speak up and seek help. Advertising campaigns have played an integral part with this ongoing change, which is not only altering society norms, but is also educating the public and generating additional support for those who have fallen victim to abuse. The lack of marketing campaigns and public discussion is clear with regard to domestic violence, which contributes to society ignoring the signs of violence and not being educated in this field. The first sign and signifier of the woman are the cuts on her brow bone and around her mouth, denoting an abuse victim; denotation being the first order of signification, which is the most obvious meaning of the sign (O’Shaughnessy & Stadler, 2012).