The Effects of Domestic Violence

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“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.

Domestic violence is one of the most under-reported crimes in the US because it’s not easy reporting someone you know to the police. “Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an opposing spouse annually in the United States” (American bar). Keep in mind these are the statistics for reported crimes, and domestic violence is one of the most under-reported crimes in the U.S. “Nearly three out of four (74%) of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence” (prosecutor). Most people know someone who has died because of domestic violence, in an abusive relationship or is a victim of abuse from a family member. It is common for us to know someone involved in these issues because it is happening to all people, not just one race or social status.

Domestic violence consists of verbal, financial, emotional, sexual, and physical abuse within the household, generally involving partners and families. This occurrence of violence is acted to gain and maintain control over somebody. Abusers have the tendency to enforce fear, guilt, shame and intimidation to brainwash and maintain power. The...

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American Bar Association (2011). Domestic violence statistics. Retrieved from www.americanbar.org/groups/domestic_violence/resources/statistics.html

U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, (2005, March). Family Violence Statistics.

Retrieved from http://domesticviolencestatistics.org/domestic-violence-statistics

Anonymous (2014). Moving victims of violence from crisis to confidence. Retrieved from

http://www.safehorizon.org/index/what-we-do-2/domestic-violence--abuse-53/domestic-violence-statistics--facts-195.html

The Clark county prosecuting attorney, (2006, May). Fast facts on domestic violence. Retrieved from

http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/domviol/facts.htm

Los Angeles Police Department (2014, June). Domestic violence. Retrieved from

http://www.lapdonline.org/get_informed/content_basic_view/8887
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