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Domestic Violence And Domestic Abuse

- In the U.S. the average number of domestic violence cases that are reported per year is 134,903 (National Domestic Violence Hotline, 2012). Domestic violence is present throughout all of the United States, whether the people of society recognize it or it is under the radar and not seen. In today’s society domestic violence is actually very common in homes whether it is between a man and a woman or a parent and child. Domestic violence can be defined in many different ways because there are several diverse types of domestic abuse....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Domestic violence]

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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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Domestic Violence Is Not A New Phenomenon

- ... From 1994 to 2002, most of the decline in domestic violence occurred (Truman 4). Family violence accounted for 11% of violence between 1998 and 2002 (Bureau 1). Intimate partner violence declined from 9.8 per 1,000 persons age twelve or older in 1994 to 3.2 per 1,000 in 2012 (Truman 3). Rates of violent crime committed by relatives and intimate partners continued to decline from 2003 to 2012 (Truman 4). Throughout 2003-2012, approximately 55% of domestic violence was reported to police (Truman 9)....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence, Assault]

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The Effect of Domestic Violence on Children

- Studies indicate that 30-43% of children in the United States have witnessed some form of physical violence between their parents. This violence can have a profound effect on preschoolers cognitive and emotional development. Studies suggest that younger children may be more vulnerable to the effects of witnessing domestic violence than older children (Johnson and Lieberman, 2011) so it is very disturbing to recognize that young children are more likely to witness incidents of violence than older children (Ybarra, Wilkens, & Lieberman, 2011)....   [tags: Impact Domestic Violence Children]

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A Research Proposal On Domestic Violence

- Research proposal Problem or objective The Boston Police Department has started enforcing new laws that require an officer to make an arrest when responding to cases of domestic violence. This is a strict new law that is being enforced. Previously, it was not necessary to make an arrest for such an incident. The officer had to make sure that the parties were safe and could judge on what action to carry out next. Now, it is a requirement by law to make an arrest if they respond to any case of domestic violence....   [tags: Domestic violence, Police, Violence]

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The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Women

- ... Based on the disparity of cases reported, male inflicted violence on females is much higher and prevalent. When the perpetrators of DV, and IPV are predominately males, we can no longer dismissed this issue as a cultural, or psychological lapse in judgment. Currently the state of California requires all domestic violence offenders to take court order classes as a form of reprimand and in part to educate offenders. This approached has been successful in the prosecution thousands of offenders while enhancing women’s power relative to that of abusive men (Messing, Ward-Lasher, Bagwell-Gray,2015)....   [tags: Violence, Domestic violence]

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The National Coalition Of Domestic Violence

- ... Well one day we were arguing and he pushed me down and hit me in my face. I was so in shock, I ran out of the house and down the street holding my face. Of course he apologized profusely and said he would never do it again. I stayed and never told anyone. I have always been a very private person anyway. Why would I stay, we had 2 young children. I wasn’t raised in the house with both of my parents; therefore, I wanted to provide them with something I never experienced. Everything was going great for about a year....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence]

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Domestic Violence And Its Effects

- ... That is half of the crimes having guns involved. In Washington we always hear about crimes that a person was shot, killed and raped, but we usually never know the reason as to why the crime happened in the first place. According to (NCADV, 2015) 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21,000 calls, an average of close to 15 calls every minute (NCADV, 2015)....   [tags: Abuse, Violence, Domestic violence]

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Domestic Violence, A Federal Crime

- An Unseen Crime A crime that affects between one and four million women in the U.S yearly is domestic violence. This crime, which many do not know is a federal crime, responsible for about thirty percent of female murders (Asher, Elba, Sugg 1). According to the American Bar Association (ABA), 90-95% of domestic violence victims are women (2) and “ 70% of intimate homicides are female” (2) intimate murder, as opposed to murder by a stranger. Women today need to understand what domestic violence is and need to educate themselves that domestic violence is a serious crime....   [tags: Domestic Violence Victims, Crime]

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Domestic Violence And Its Effects

- ... It is estimated that 8.1% of women and 2.2% of men who were surveyed reported being stalked. One million women and 371,000 men are stalked each year in the United States. Violence against women is generally related to intimate partner violence. 64% percent of women stated they were raped, physically assaulted, or stalked by eighteen years old by a boyfriend, husband, or date. 16.2% of men stated being raped or physically assaulted by age eighteen. (CDC, 2015). There are many risk factors related to domestic violence....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Violence]

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Domestic Violence And Its Effects

- ... Then there is a reconciliation stage. During this stage the abuser may be kind, loving and resemble the person they were before the violence started. This is a period of calm which can last for a single day, for weeks or for months. However, eventually the tensions begin to build again and the cycle repeats. Victims who live in these cycles of abuse are often in a constant state of fear. They never know when the violence will start and they do not know how long the reconciliation stage will last....   [tags: Domestic violence, Crime, Abuse]

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The Impact Of Domestic Violence On Women

- ... Younger women appear to have the largest incidents of domestic violence by their intimate male counterparts, as stated by Peters, Shackelford, T.K. &Buss(2002). Over 572,000 women in the United States of America are believed to have been attacked violently by their husbands, ex-spouses and ex-boyfriends, as noted by Peters, Shackelford, T.K. & Buss( 2002). As stated by Agazie( 2013) the victims of domestic violence may have grown up in an abusive environment or may have experienced abuse themselves....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Child abuse]

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Child Domestic Workers in the Philippines

- Child Domestic Workers in the Philippines Introduction “I wake up at 3am to water the plants, clean the house, go to market, cook, wash the plates, wash the clothes, iron the clothes. I return to the market three times a day. From 5pm to 9pm, they allow me to go to school. When I return, I have to wash the dishes, then I massage both my male and female employer until 1am. I only have two hours to sleep.” This is how a girl from Buikidnon, Philippines described her experience with child labour to Anti-Slavery International researchers....   [tags: Domestic Work, International Community Actions]

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Domestic Violence : A Social Problem

- ... After researching various causes of domestic violence, one can conclude that it usually starts with a controlling personality to control another person. Domestic violence first start off with verbal words and turn into physical abuse over time. Stress is a major cause of domestic violence. For example, being unemployed, using drugs, drinking alcohol, or having financial issues can cause a person a lot of stress, which can result in abuse. Also, in some cases it can be due to the person witness abuse in their childhood....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Abuse]

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The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Children

- ... n.d.). However, domestic violence is considered the willfully intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another (ncadv.org. n.d.). Therefore, the two are similar but different because of the age group that are involved. However, a person that is an abuser as a teen could become a person of domestic violence because they have the need to be in control. Furthermore, if someone is a victim of teen dating violence and they do not get out of that relationship then it could turn into a domestic violence case....   [tags: Abuse, Domestic violence, Child abuse]

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Domestic Violence : The United States

- ... This bill named “Jilly’s Law” was brought about by a domestic violence incident that resulted in the death of Jill Russell Cahill. Jill was planning on divorcing her husband but couldn’t afford to move out yet. At first the divorced seemed normal and both sides were agreeable but after she took her kids to visit relatives she came back home argued with her husband and was beaten by her husband with a baseball bat. She was forced to stay in a hospital for months while she recovered. Jeff, her husband, was charged with assault but managed to post bail within 24 hours, he then came up with an elaborate plan to make sure his wife died....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence against women]

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Surviving The Life Of Domestic Violence

- ... Lundy Bancroft’s poem gives a perfect insight to the true terrors of domestic violence. The poem ‘blind eyes’ talks about a “fourteen year old girl in high school whom has an abusive boyfriend in the year above” (lines 4, 9 and 10). The text explains the transition between her peer’s perspective of a quiet girl whom “never speaks in class, but what’s a voice to destroy a fantasy” (Lines 5 to 8). The poem explains when her peers start to notice her boyfriend’s actions towards the girl. In lines 25 to 29, the poem effectively uses the use of imagery to make the reader sympathise for the young girl with an effective use of imagery in this poem, found through lines 17 to 19....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence, Child abuse]

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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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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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Domestic Violence : No Way Out

- No Way Out Throughout our state, our country, and our world, there is a rarely spoken of problem destroying the lives of innocent people every day. In America, 1 in every 4 women become victims of domestic violence (safehorizon.org). In many areas, there are programs that incorporate a combination of resources, to keep victims safe while simultaneously ensuring that they have a way to get out and stay out of abusive relationships. Here in Hays, many incidents of domestic violence are never fully resolved, resulting in the victim fleeing and reuniting with the abuser after finding they have nowhere to turn....   [tags: Abuse, Domestic violence, Child abuse]

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Substance Abuse And Domestic Violence

- ... Consequently a key contributor to the domestic violence problem in Australia can be found in the use of crystal methamphetamine In addition to the increased stress levels of our modern society, the digital age has created a world where it is entirely possible to remain in contact with people without ever see or indeed talking to one another for extended periods of time. The rise of technology and the prevalence of social media serves to effectively withdraw people from everyday interpersonal interactions (Simons, 2010)....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Violence]

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Domestic Violence And Its Effects

- Society is outraged about domestic violence and its dangers; however, leaving is always easier said than done. Constantly society is hearing about domestic violence victims as women and sometimes, even the lesser and more quieter man as the victim, but rarely knows what to do about it. There have been so many different responses but one of the most egregious responses has been to actually arrest and punish the victim. Society needs to explore what has happened or how this came to be and fix this horrible problem....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Domestic Violence And Its Effects

- ... I felt that my childhood did not represent a family, but rather a continuous battle over who retained more power over us children and the resources. I deemed relationships as degrading and selfish due to the domestic violence I witness in my parent’s marriage. This corresponds directly with the text, as it states, “Frequent exposure to domestic violence predisposes children to numerous social and physical problems and teaches them that violence is normal in life” (Olson, DeFrain, & Skogrand, 2014, p....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Abuse]

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Understanding And Reforming Domestic Abuse

- ... “The presence of children has been found to be a risk factor for continued abuse” (Fiona Morrison). Males and females who witness violence in their childhood are more likely to be involved in abusive relationships when they get older. “If a child sees one parent abuse the other parent, this greatly increases the risk of the child having domestically violent adult relationships” (“About Children Domestic Violence”). Most often, the men become the abusers and the women become the victims. Abusive behavior has become traditional in relationships pertaining to gender roles....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Domestic Violence And The Abuser

- ... A victim in denial would state “It is not that bad” or “I got through the prior attack I’ll get through this one” and unfortunately the end results are not always positive. Shuler reported that there is a lack of studies for the male group and that “Male victims of intimate partner violence are secluded victims in our society” (Shuler, C.A., 2010, pg. 171), if there were more studies performed for male victims there would be a clearer understanding of what is going on the side of a male victim as well as the female perpetrators....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence against women]

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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 Violence And Its Effects

- ... Violent resistance is a defensive mechanism that is legally known as self-defense. Women who are abused with Coercive Controlling Violence usually will resist it with their own violence (Kelly & Johnson, 2008, p.484). Situational couple violence is similar to the emotional abuse in coercive controlling violence. In the general population of married spouses and partners, situational couple violence is the most common type of physical aggression, which generally results from arguments that escalates into physical violence....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Abuse]

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Domestic Violence And Female Violence

- ... Sometimes they may be loving and kind. forms of abuse include psychological, economic, emotional and physical. When a Woman is constantly abused and put down she may start to think of herself as worthless. Many women feel powerless. Many women stay in abusive relationships because they are too afraid to leave. If a Woman does decide to separate, it is not unusual for her to return to her abusive partner, particularly when appropriate support and assistance is not available. It‘s extremely difficult to leave a violent and controlling relationship....   [tags: Child abuse, Violence, Domestic violence]

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The Problem Of Domestic Violence

- ... Families that are victimized by this crime are torn emotionally, and the victims will either isolate themselves or tend to cling together as a support system. Domestic violence is a crime that affects all race, nationality, sexual orientation and gender. It is also found in all walks of life including religion and socio economic status. Domestic Violence has also gained additional titles known as Spousal/ Partner Abuse or Intimate Partner Violence as again this crime affects Men, homosexual couples and their families....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence against women]

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Domestic Violence And Its Effects

- In the United States, domestic violence calls are one of the most common issues that police officers and other law enforcement personnel deal with. However, this approach places all involved in a reactionary mode rather than a preventive or proactive mode when dealing with domestic abuse. In order to both reduce the number of domestic violence occurrences and the resulting need for police intervention as well as protecting the abused; stronger prevention and early intervention programs should be implemented....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Abuse]

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Domestic Violence And Sexual Violence

- Society thinks of domestic violence as men abusing women, but there are other ways around as to women abusing men. Typically, Society see’s men as physically stronger and capable of escaping violence in a relationship. An abused man faces oppressions to; as limited resources, skepticism from the police or law, and emotional obstacles. According to Helpguide.org, “No matter your age or sexual orientation men face domestic violence abuse as well as women do” (2014). The problem of interest I choose is domestic violence between couples, who are married, or boyfriend and girlfriend....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Child abuse]

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Domestic Violence And Its Effects

- Domestic Violence There are an alarming rate of women being battered in the US. However this does not exclude the men whom are a victims of domestic violence. Being in an abusive relationship can not only effect your physical and mental state, it can also have an economic impact. Men and women that are being abused may also have to deal with stalking, harassments, being rape or even murdered by their domestic partner. 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Child abuse]

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The Domestic Violence Assistance System

- ... Since Child Welfare primarily focuses on children, causes staff of the shelters to “refuse to share information” in order to help their victim (Walton 2). Instead of compromising with the domestic violence agencies, Child Welfare refuses to recognize that the adult victims suffered as well. Lastly, the Violence Against Women Act served as an step further to come to bring forward more opportunities for help. The VAWA allowed “the legal right to sue the perpetrator”, but also made it a “federal crime for abusers to cross state lines to commit domestic violence” indicated Summers and Hoffman (181)....   [tags: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Abuse]

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An Overview On Domestic Violence

- ... This is the first issue as an influential NRL staff member had an opportunity to reiterate their strong stance on Domestic Violence and send a message by suspending the player. This would have encouraged understanding, education and assisted in changing the attitudes and values of their publics in order to achieve their goals of Zero Tolerance of Violence, and align NRL with their own campaign ‘Voice Against Violence’. The National Rugby League in partnership with Mudgin-Gal Aboriginal Corporation has produced ‘Voice Against Violence’ - an anti-violence program created to educate and create conversations with men in the Rugby League family on domestic violence and the impact it has on ou...   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence against women]

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The Inequality Of Domestic Violence

- ... These patterns between men and women serve as “a micropolitical structure that underlies and supports the macropolitical structure”, as observed by Henley and Harvey (1985). The ways in which men and women communicate reflects the sexist notions of patriarchy, as well as reinforces societal power imbalance between the sexes. The societal roles of the genders create expectations that can affect people’s perceptions of power and how they express it in their relationships. The inclination for women to submit and men to dominate becomes almost natural, due to societal pressures and expectations....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Domestic violence, Feminism]

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Animal Abuse And Domestic Violence

- ... These categories may help with the detainment of criminals in a larger scale and may also help create strategies for intervention. The most common animals who receive abuse are dogs, cats, horses, and livestock. According to pet-abuse.com, a shocking 64.5 percent of the victims of animal abuse are dogs, 25 percent of cases involved livestock and 18 percent involved cats. A child’s mind is a messy place. There is a difference between a child accidentally harming the family pet and feeling remorse versus a child intentionally harming the pet and getting satisfaction from it....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Domestic violence]

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Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence

- Gender Violence Gender violence is an ongoing issue in the United States. This year alone there have been several highly publicized cases of sexual assault and domestic violence. A popular case that occurred recently depicted a Columbia University student, Emma Sulkowicz, who carried her mattress around campus every day to protest her rapists continued enrollment at the school (Brodsky and Deutsch). Emma brought her sexual assault to attention, but this was not the first time a sexual assault has occurred on a college campus or unfortunately the last....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence against women]

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Unhappy Marriages And Domestic Violence

- ... The document “Unhappy Marriages” describes how George Whalley was not industrious because “at a proper age, [he] was put Apprentice to one Richard Norbut.” (Unhappy Marriages, 4) It was not until his second marriage where it went all downhill when he committed murder. The increased crime rate was due to the increased population in England which in turn increased the amount of people in poverty. It was considered a social problem because each parish had to make provisions for the deserving poor....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Crime, Domestic violence]

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Domestic Violence And Its Effects On America

- ... Domestic abuse tends to increase from threats, verbal abuse to violence. The physical injury will be the most obvious sign, the emotional and psychological problems cause by the abuse severe. Abusive most often will your self-worth, lead to anxiety, depression, and make you feel alone and helpless. You should have to endure this pain. Take the first step to change this, recognizing that you 're being abused. Face the reality of the abuse, then you can get the help you need. The telling sign of abuse is being afraid of your partner if you have constantly watched what you’re saying in order to avoid an anger....   [tags: Abuse, Domestic violence, Violence]

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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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The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Children

- ... “Of all boys aged 11-20 who were arrested for murder, 63% have killed the man who was assaulting their mother” (Child Protection Handbook, 2005). Children who are raised in violent home environment are six times as likely to commit suicide, twenty-six times as likely to commit sexual assault, fifty-seven times as likely to abuse drugs, and seventy-four time as likely to commit other crime against other persons. Some possible signs that a child may experience when witnessing violence at home is aggression, depression, verbal language, health problems, eating disorders, and abuse to drugs....   [tags: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Violence, Abuse]

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A Research Project On Domestic Violence

- ... In Wentendorf (2000) article she talks about how domestic violence is not mainly based on physical abuse and mentions that when a man talks about physical abuse, then the women are more likely to suffer from the assault or battery (p. 1). When there is domestic violence around there is love mixed with hope, fear, isolation and intimidation (Waentendorf, 2000, p.1) as a result of women that still feel for the man who they once fell in love with and they just don’t want to let go of the feeling she has when she is with him....   [tags: Abuse, Domestic violence, Child abuse, Police]

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How to Reduce the Rate of Domestic Violence

- As professional athletes remind us on a weekly basis, domestic violence is a social problem which continues to plague the nation. Through stricter law enforcement, improved hospital reporting techniques, and nationwide education and counseling, this problem can be reduced. Domestic violence has many different names such as, family violence, battering, wife beating, and domestic abuse. All these terms refer to the same thing, abuse by marital, common law, or a dating partner in an intimate relationship....   [tags: Preventing Domestic Violence]

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The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Children

- ... This behaviour shown is absolutely repugnant,the police should be constantly supporting victims,instead they are breaching duty of care, which is expected from police officers as they are expected to take on such duties,as part of their job role!I agree with your point of view as the service given by the police is “alarming and ineffective”.The police are exemplified as a source of security,however with the current attitude,they are completely hopeless.Emotional support is not available,given victims should always be shown commiseration when they are being dealt with, by the police service....   [tags: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Physical abuse]

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The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Women

- ... The cases you see these three charges in normally having something to do with public intoxication or fighting in public. Occasionally you will find a case where assault charges were given to the offender between couples where the wife is physically harmed, but it is not likely. In the past there was three known police responses to domestic violence. Non- Intervention, mediation and arrest. Up until the 1960s the most common response was non-intervention, the legal system viewed domestic violence as a private matter and used the “a man’s home is his castle” excuse to not get involved....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Violence, Child abuse]

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The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Children

- ... Many people know that as a child is watching and listening to what is going on, they tend to guess what caused the “fight” or they imagine what the consequences will be next. 40% of children have reported they have witnessed or heard threats and violence (Cunningham, Baker, 2007). Children are very good observers, but very poor interpreters. They may be listening and seeing what is going on, yet they do not understand the situation the way adults would. Behavioral Outcomes Several studies have shown that adolescents who are visible to any type of violence in the home may end up suffering from a variety of effects....   [tags: Child abuse, Physical abuse, Domestic violence]

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Domestic Violence Of The United States

- ... Not many. The abused person is just too afraid of the repercussions of getting the abuser in trouble. You are more likely to hear about abuse from a friend who is, or has experienced it, or someone has a friend dealing with it. Yet no one wants to interfere or get involved and make things worse for the victims, but these people need advocates. Victims are being controlled in almost every aspect of their lives. Many victims of domestic violence, fear for their lives at all times. The Joyful Heart Foundation states that, “The roots of domestic violence and other types of violent relationships are linked to power and control”....   [tags: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Physical abuse]

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Batter Women Syndrome- Domestic Violence

- A justice-related issue that I see relevant to our society today is in relation to women who suffer from domestic violence/ battering. Batter Women Syndrome (BWS) has recently been reformed in the United States as the Batter Person Syndrome (BPS) to include men as potential victims of domestic violence/ batter. The term batter person syndrome has been recognized as a social issue and legal changes have taken place in the United States in order to protect individuals affected by domestic violence/ battering....   [tags: Domestic Violence, Battering, Women]

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Domestic Violence And The Family

- ... Pinning a partner to the wall, hitting a partner while she’s pregnant, forcibly carrying a partner, and sitting or standing on a partner is also abuse using physical contact. Abuse involving an object includes driving recklessly, throwing and breaking objects, punching walls, slamming doors, and many others (Wilson, 2014). The use of size or presence as abuse can include stalking, standing in doorways or behind cars to prevent leaving, taking away a partners access to money (credit cards or checkbook), and threatening by clenching fists....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Child abuse, Violence]

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The Issue Of Domestic Violence

- ... While they did concentrate on socioeconomic factors and race they did not go in depth with the history of violence, nor the nation of origin of Hispanics (p.45 & 47). The pros of “The Risk of Partner Violence among Low-Income Hispanic Subgroups” are that it is one of a kind in that it is very precise when it comes to picking out potential risk factors that can be the cause of violence in a women’s life. By comparing several factors that contribute to who a woman might be gives a compelling case to grant more attention to women who may be more at risk....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence, Child abuse, Poverty]

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Domestic Violence Effects On Children

- Although domestic violence changes the victim’s outlook on relationships, it changes the way they view themselves as a person. This does not just stop at the parent’s identities of themselves, but the ones also witnessing the violence. So we wonder, after witnessing domestic violence, how does the children’s identity change. Children who are exposed to domestic violence are more likely to have psychological, emotional, and social problems that can affect their long term and short-term development....   [tags: Abuse, Domestic violence, Violence, Child abuse]

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Domestic Violence And Family Violence

- ... I would come home from soccer practice some afternoons and he would say rude things to me for no reason, such as “you’re so fat” or “mom and dad hate you”. The rude comments escalated over time when my brother would start to threaten me. My brother would begin to push me up against the wall and say things like “if you don’t do this for me, I am going to beat you up”. This type of violence is an example of emotional sibling abuse, which is characterized by constancy and intensity of the words and actions that express contempt and degradation (Gosselin, 2014, p.151)....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence, Child abuse, Abuse]

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Domestic Abuse Is A Breach Of Human Rights

- ... Similar to emotional abuse, psychological abuse is also a form of domestic abuse in which both men and women can experience. Sanderson, believes psychological abuse is invariably characterised by cruelty and humiliation, it is designed to degrade and terrorise the abused partner by manipulating their partner into doing unpleasant things (2008, p.23). Isolation, threats of violence/harm, denial of privacy and blackmail are elements of both psychological and emotional abuse. Psychological abuse is often deliberate and calculated, rather than impulsively inflicted (Sanderson, 2008, p.24)....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Domestic violence]

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The Effects Of Domestic Violence Against Women

- ... The Act was created to protect women from domestic violence by making obligations on law enforcement bodies, such as the South African Police Service to protect victims. The Act tries to provide victims of domestic violence with protection to prevent further abuses. This Act recognizes that domestic violence is a serious crime against our society, and extends the definition of domestic violence to include not only married women and their children, but also unmarried women who are involved in relationships or living with their partner, lover etc....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Domestic violence]

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Effects Of Domestic Violence On Female Victims

- Le Nguyen Dr. Gurzick Dr. Ensel HON202-02 28 April 2015 Research Paper Effects of Domestic Violence on Female Victims Domestic violence is a serious social issue, yet often overlooked by society due to insufficient knowledge and misconceptions. It has prevailed for years, and current interventions have not succeeded in eliminating it. One of the biggest myths is that: “Domestic violence is not common,” while in reality, the number of domestic violence incidents annually ranges from 960,000 to 3 million (Collins et al 169.) According to Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, it is believed to be the most common, but least reported in the United States (It Shouldn’t Hurt 6.) In order to...   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Child abuse]

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The Effects Of Domestic Violence On The United States

- ... Image A defines eight words that are said to be the "warning" signs of domestic abuse. One example of this technique, "Sabotage, ' defines as, 'Making you miss work, school, an interview, test, or competition by starting a fight, having a meltdown or getting sick, breaking up with you, hiding your keys, wallet, textbook, or phone, stealing your belongings, undermining your plans, dreams, and self-esteem while pretending it 's because they 'love you '" (Image A). The characteristics described are based on the logic of behavioral patterns and thus are essential facts to properly warn the audience....   [tags: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Violence]

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Domestic Violence And Its Effects On Children

- ... Poverty within the community, and low social capital results in lack of institutions and interaction among members; and weak community sanctions leads to lack of intervention from neighbors who witness the abuse (Buckley, Holt & Whelan, 2013). Therefore, family situation and the community environment, as well as the child 's own personality may either strengthen the child 's ability to cope with or increase the risk of harmful effects from witnessing domestic violence (Buckley, Holt & Whelan, 2013)....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence, Family therapy]

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Domestic Violence And Its Effects On Children

- ... Most people who have been depressed have been tempted to do bodily harm or commit suicide. Most depressed children are depressed from fear that they may be next, or they may be the one being abused. Moylan also states, “Teens who were abused as children are also more likely to exhibit externalizing behavior problems, such as delinquency and violence perpetration” (pg. 54). 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....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Violence]

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Domestic Violence And Its Effects On Women

- ... Battered Women Syndrome starts when there is tension in a relationship which later explodes in the form of violence. Physical battering involves aggressive behaviors or attacks to hurt another using hands or weapons. In some cases, the physical attacks can range from hurting and bruises to murder (Alesina, Brioschi, & Ferrara, 2016). Spiritual abuse is when the abuser uses a woman’s religious beliefs to dominate and control her. Sexual abuse is forcing a woman into unwanted sexual acts using physical force, intimidations or threats....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Child abuse]

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The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Young People

- Various investigations and findings from renowned researchers highlight the way and extent to which young people are involved in intimate relationships, and can become the victims of domestic violence (Barter et al., 2010). Domestic violence amongst young people is hidden because it is expected to happen to older people; even the government definition specifies the ‘adult’ nature of abuse. The research will explore further on how the effect of domestic violence makes some young people afraid to speak out....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence against women]

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Domestic Violence During The United States

- ... This often overlooked 15% represents the males with female batterers, as well as those victims in lesbian and gay relationships. These scenarios are not as common, but uncommon is not synonymous with nonexistent. Even more, children present in the households of domestic violence may become victims of this crime as well. When living in a household ridden with domestic abuse, not only can children see, hear, and observe the catastrophe that is taking place, they may experience it as well. This concept can best be depicted through the cartoon entitled Domestic Violence, created by Sofia Mamalinga....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Abuse]

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Domestic And Family Violence Protection Act

- Within Queensland, and society in general, both the social and individual impact of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) has been identified as a law and order priority. DFV has no cultural or class boundaries. Broadly defined DFV contains both physical abuse and non‐physical brutality of the victim(s). Physical abuse extends from minor assaults to serious sexual offences, including rape. Non-physical abuse can also take many forms including, economic abuse, social abuse, and as well as threatening and coercive behavior....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Abuse]

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Domestic Violence Act 2005 : An Overview

- Sana Rana Assignment: social justice and empowerment. Domestic violence act 2005 Introduction Our society is not new with the term violence. Its presence is most common and in fact it is present every were and intense than right behind the door of our homes. Peoples are tortured, beaten abused behind the door. Interestingly it is happening in metros, cities, towns, villages. It is crossing all social classes, genders, racial lines and age groups. The legacy of violence is being passing from generation to generations....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence against women]

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Overview of Different forms of Domestic Violence

- Today, the heartbreaking actuality with domestic violence is genuine because we have or had an encounter with these ourselves. We also know someone that has or has come across with domestic violence. Domestic violence is a prototype of sadistic actions exemplified by the intention to acquire or sustain authority and domination over an intimate partner or other family members. There are vigorous actions or risks of dynamic actions with behaviors that terrorize, manipulate, segregate, terrify, coerce, imminent, and point the finger at, indignant, harm, or wound partner and or other family members....   [tags: domestic violence, sexual harassment, abusers]

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Trans Genders Dealing With Domestic Violence

- ... The purpose of the research study done by Goodmark is to try and examine “the phenomenon of intimate partner abuse in the transgender community, focusing on the structural and institutional barriers that make transgender people unlikely to access the best funded and most often suggested resource for addressing domestic violence…” (Goodmark, p5). This article was broken down in four parts from the challenges about intimate partner violence (IPV) in transgender people to examining the experience of IPV to how a transgender tries to handle IPV and the fourth part is “how the current system for responding to intimate partner abuse..” (Goodmark p.6)....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence against women]

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Domestic Violence Victims Second Draft

- Domestic Violence Victims Second Draft “The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766” (Vagianos, 2014). Do you find these facts shocking. So do I. According to the Domestic Violence Statistics website, a woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds in the US. It is reported domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. Doing this research, I am also finding there are a large group of men who are also domestic violence victims....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Abuse]

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Police-Perpetrated Domestic Violence

- For my research project I decided to do it on domestic violence. Domestic violence can be described as a violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. Domestic violence can happen on the street, in one’s home or even in a public place. The people who are exposed to domestic violence can be children, men and women; women are usually the ones that suffer from domestic violence from their loved ones. There are plenty of subtopics to choose from that involves domestic violence, the sub topic that interested me the most was Police Officers that are involved in Domestic Violence acts....   [tags: officer-involved domestic violence (OIDV)]

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Does Domestic Violence Affect A Child 's Future?

- ... (2012) found that the women felt uneasy even when they weren’t at home in the midst of the abuse happening. There was always a “nagging worry lurking at the back of their minds” (p. 100) that left them wondering what they would find when they returned home. Another contestant reflected on the “loss of emotional support and guidance” from her mother when she needed it most. Mothers who are victims to emotional abuse may “experience a regularly overwhelmed state of mind and be emotionally unable to meet her child’s needs” (Alfolabi, 2014, p.112)....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse]

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Analysis Of Closed Doors Women 's Domestic Violence

- Marsella Ortiz Mr. Tiernan COMP 101 13 November 2014 Title When it comes to a relationship between two people there is suppose to be an equal balance of power, trust, and their contribution . However, that isn 't always the case when behind closed doors women are experiencing domestic violence but different in forms. Gellert defines it as, “Domestic violence occurs between members of a family or partners in an intimate relationship. It includes murders, rapes, robberies or assaults committed by spouse, ex-spouses, boyfriends, or girlfriends” (146)....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence]

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Domestic Violence And Its Effects On Children

- Abstract The purpose of this research study is to inform the reader and argue the risk factors for men or women becoming victims of or abusers in domestic violence. Domestic violence has been a major controversial issue in the recent past and it continues to be till today. This is one of the major issues and crimes that law enforcement face in our community and this is due to family poverty, children witnessing family violence as a child and heavy substance abuse in the household. Domestic violence is violence that occurs between couples who are living together or once did live together in a conjugal relationship....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Abuse, Violence]

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Current Policy And Laws On Domestic Violence

- ... 22,000 calls a month is a lot and the domestic violence is staggering in its complexity, because it involves so many different kinds of abuse, up to and including the death of mainly women and children. Below is the Federal Governments definition of Domestic violence “We define domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Abuse, Violence]

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Female Domestic Violence and Rape towards Men: A Review of the Human Rights Issue

- Female Domestic Violence and Rape towards Men: A Review of the Human Rights Issue Domestic violence is not new, but the shift of women perpetrators and male victims is growing around the world. This global health issue is rarely raised as an issue due to the focus that is on women’s health. The ecological framework of female on male violence and rape is separated into four categories: the individual, family, social-structural status, as well as social cultural aspects. Continuing to understand how incidents happen and how they can be prevented is a major priority and should be considered a serious issue and not a laughing matter....   [tags: Domestic Violence]

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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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Domestic Violence And Its Effects On Children

- ... Majority of the members were African American expect for one, she was Caucasian. They all got a long and was treated fairly. At the beginning of the session the facilitator asked the members to state their name and what made them to come into the session. The first woman to introduce herself was Samantha, Samantha was unable to abstain an intimate relationship because she is traumatized from being victimized of domestic violence as a child which had her hospitalized. The second woman to introduce herself was Katherine, Katherine’s sister is a victim of domestic violence which is taking a toll on Katherine because her sister will not do anything about it, she would not attend any support...   [tags: Abuse, Domestic violence, Bullying, Child abuse]

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Divisive Dress Delves Into Domestic Abuse

- ... Her hair is swept back. She is wearing jewelry and heavy makeup – a contrast with the woman from the first ad. Fierce. Businesslike. She appears to be applying makeup, though one feature is unconcealed. Her lip is bleeding and swollen. Using large letters once again, this ad seems to answer the first, “Because they cover it with white and gold” (TheSalvationArmySA). Underneath this in smaller font, the ad states, “Majority of women who are abused never report it,” followed by a domestic abuse hotline (TheSalvationArmySA)....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Abuse, Violence]

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Domestic Violence And Its Effects On Society

- ... All through the victim childhood she witnessed her mother get physically assaulted numerous times that it became a norm. For this reason the victim claims that she never understood the meaning of being in a healthy relationship. Virginia experienced the cycle of violence, which pressured her to stay in this inhumane relationship. She went through all the stages including the “incident stage” where her partner would physically, sexually and emotionally abused her. During the “tension building stage” the perpetrator would become angry or irritated at the victim for whatever reason....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Child abuse, Violence]

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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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Patriarchal Terrorism, A Form Of Domestic Violence Against Women

- ... This created oppression and limitations for women to obtain equal rights an opportunities. For this reason, the historical developments of patriarchal family structures led to the submissiveness of women. The lack of financial resources was an essential factor that contribute for women’s compliance with male authority. Women were seemed as unable to make rational choice in all systems of society. The criminal justice system was in many ways favoring men by not recognizing the domestic abuse experienced by married women....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence against women]

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Domestic Violence : A Global Statistic On The Victimization Of Men

- ... More often than not, women will use violence in a reactionary manner as a form of self-defence against an abusive partner while men will use it as a form of control to achieve a desirable aim (Saunders, 2002; Hirschel & Buzawa, 2002). II. List of Countries and Rationale This is a multi-country analysis study on the prevalence of domestic violence in five different countries. The countries of choice are Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt and Nigeria. Brazil is a country actively responding to curb its alarming rate of domestic violence with the Maria da Penha and the femicide laws....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Child abuse]

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Gender And Domestic Violence : The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

- Saharat Peampongsant Kathryn Vaggalis AMS 100 October 22, 2014 Gender and Domestic Violence The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Gender inequality is one of social problems that we are trying to solve. For years, we have been solving this issue to help make gender equality happen especially to help women to be as equal as men. People believe that men are the privileged and dominating group in the society. Therefore, the society tends to believe that the government should give and help females to have rights and privilege as males do by making laws that give more privilege to women....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Domestic violence, Feminism]

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