Abusers usually have the following personality characteristics, either they were abused as children, they feel insecure, have poor verbal communication, have low self esteem, need to dominate, have a lack of assertiveness, or they have dependency needs. If there are no negative consequences such as jail time and filing charges, then the message is that violence is acceptable. Abusers have learned to be abusive by witnessing abuse. Abusers have also found that it is an effective way of establishing or regaining control in the household. Society must come together to stop domestic violence.
“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.
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).
When people think of domestic abuse they usually think about men abusing women but this is not always this case. While more women are abused than men, men can also be abused by women and they are. Domestic abuse is also not only about couples in relationships but can also include children. When a child is abused by their family it is also considered domestic abuse. Even if they are not directly abused, many abusers still attack their victims while the child is present and watching.
The children that are acting out are taking their anger out on other people or other things. They feel like they are being abused so it is okay for them to hurt others. Most children that have been exposed are more likely to be in some kind of trouble with the law. They are crying for help and looking for attention. Domestic violence has a very negative effect on the way children behave.
By cause of sexual abuse most victims suffer from results of violence, misconceptions of sex, and are more likely to become sexual abusers. Victims can have short or long term effects of sexual abuse ranging from trauma to alcohol abuse. Secondly, they generalize sex as something that is a standard in their life and that then leads them to explore it further. Lastly, victims are more likely to become perpetrators in an attempt to overcome the powerlessness they felt when being sexually abused. Every day sexual abuse affects children, both on a physical and mental level.
Any kind of violence has a process: getting angry for any reason, whether it is to discipline someone, proving a position of power amongst the parents or, drug/alcohol influence then the reaction is usually severe. If the reaction happens in a home, there is usually yelling, throwing of objects, possible weapon use, and physical harm to someone else or themselves and it is very hard to calm down after the reaction has peeked. Imagine at the moment, how a young child would feel. Children often experience sadness, fear, guilt, anger, shame and confusion. So the question becomes wha... ... middle of paper ... ...hat a family member would sign custody for a child and then leave them to live on their own or even, homeless.
There is no excuse for this type of violence, and attorneys often push for superior prison sentences, then if absolute strangers were being assaulted. A life cycle begins to form when such domestic violence occurs, and along with it are many distinctive consequences. There are many types of domestic violence, such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and finally economic abuse. Domestic violence can lead to not only abused women, but also traumatized children, and repeated problems when the adolescents becomes an adult. Often times attorneys push for larger prison sentences because the abuser takes advantage of the victims’ hope and trust.
Sexual abuse is also reffered to as molestation. It can also be reffered to as sexual assault when it is of short duration or infrequent. Female are the most common victims of sexual abuse. Although males are susceptable to it also. Sexual abuse is sometimes by a family member, which is a form of incest.
In addition to, if you are always accusing your partner of cheating this is also a form of sexual abuse. After all, those are just a few examples of abusive relationships and they come in many forms. According to (Rennison and Welchans 2000) this includes any behavior that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame injure or wound some. Of course, if you are in an abusive relationship no matter if it’s physical, emotional, or sexual you can get help. Talk to family, friends, even a support group but if you just don’t feel safe or think that you may be in harm call