Domestic Violence Paper

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Domestic violence is a growing problem that occurs not only in the United States but also around the world as well. It can happen between partners in a same-sex relationship or at times the man will be the victim of a female partners abuse. However, a majority of the domestic abuse cases that we know about are women who have been battered by their male partner’s abuse. The reality of the matter is that each day the statistics on domestic violence is getting scarier. According to Loseke and Kurz (2005), “Families are, statistically speaking, very dangerous places for women but not for men: more than 40 percent of women’s hospital emergency room visits, arising from intentional violence were caused by their male intimates; violence by intimates caused fewer than 5 percent of visits by men; for every 1 man hospitalized for spousal assault, 46 women are hospitalized”. This just shows how big of an issue domestic violence really is especially in intimate partner violent (IPV) relationships. Intimate partner violence often times includes sexual violence and can also include psychological abuse; both can also accompany physical violence (Jewkes, 2002). Many people probably don’t think about it unless it is happening to them or a friend. Domestic abuse towards women can take many forms; women can be raped, physically, verbally or emotionally abused. They can also be the victims of slaps, pushes, shoves, kicks, having things thrown at them, or even being choked. Violence against women especially domestic violence is a very difficult thing to detect because it is personal and intimate. In order to deal with this issue we first need to figure out what leads men to be violent toward women, then we need to figure out why the victims decide not... ... middle of paper ... ...omen syndrome and prosecution of domestic abuse and rape cases. Georgetown Journal Of Gender & The Law, 5(1), 149-165. Loseke, D. R., & Kurz, D. (2005). Men’s violence toward women is the serious social problem. Current controversies on family violence, 2, 79-96. Manuh, T., & Bekoe, A. A. (2010). Confronting violence. In S. Shaw & J. Lee, Women's Voices Feminist Visions (5 ed., pp. 537-540). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. O'Dell, A. (2007). Why do police arrest victims of domestic violence? The Need for Comprehensive Training and Investigative Protocols. Journal Of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 15(3/4), 53-73. St. George, D. (2010). Textual harassment. In S. Shaw & J. Lee, Women's Voices Feminist Visions (5 ed., pp. 540-542). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Wathen C, MacMillan HL. Interventions for Violence Against Women: Scientific Review. JAMA, 2003, 289(5):589-600.
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