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Impact of Teen Violence

- Teen Violence is a big dilemma in today’s society. Violent behaviors usually start from family and peers, as well as teens observing it at there neighborhoods or communities. These behaviors are reinforced by what youth see on television, on the Internet, in video games, movies, music videos, and what they hear in their music. When children are disciplined with severe corporal punishment or verbal abuse, or when they are physically or sexually abused, or when they witness such behavior in their home, it is not surprising that they behave violently toward others....   [tags: Teen Violence]

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Video Game Violence: Therapeutic Outlet or Perpetuating Violence?

- ... According to the article contained in the Harvard Mental Health Letter, Violent Video Games and Young People, they argue against this notion of therapeutic release. They use sources and research date from both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) when talking about how detrimental video game violence is to children, especially those that start out playing video games like this at a young age. “Both the AAP and AACAP reason that children learn by observing, mimicking, and adopting behaviors—a basic principle of social learning theory” (“Violent Video Games”)....   [tags: a release, sensitization to violence]

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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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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 Common Type Of Violence

- ... Domestic abuse may also be in the form verbal, psychological, spiritual, stalking, or financial. In 2010, The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reported that 1 in 12 women will be stalked which would later result in sexual or physical abuse by former or current partner. 79% of abused victims who were murdered report stalking (Chapin, 2012). Also referred to as intimate partner violence, the CDC defines the term a physical violence, sexual violence, stalking and physiological aggression by a former or current intimate partner....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence, Abuse, Child abuse]

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Domestic Violence in The State of Texas

- Domestic violence seems to be a never-ending problem from state to state with every state having its fair share of domestic violence. The Texas Council on Family Violence was formed to serve three focal points when dealing with domestic violence in the State of Texas implementing prevention programs that are focused in ending the root cause of domestic violence, providing victim services of domestic violence and promoting support to victims and the violent offenders to help them deal with their issues in domestic violence....   [tags: family violence, victms, wrongdoers]

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Gender Based Violence : The United Nations Defines Violence Against Women

- ... This can assist clients, who are subject to or at risk of becoming victims of domestic violence to improve their overall physical, social, and mental health status. This also, enhances quality of life” (ODPHP, 2016). From the above it is noted that the goal of enhancing and improving access to health care regardless of socioeconomic status not only provides medical benefits to minority women, but it also gives them a resource that helps them to break free from that cycle of abuse. Also, with the goal of enhancing access to care, an accessory goal is to increase the amount of individuals with health insurance....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence against 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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Domestic Violence Effects On Children

- ... As a result, exposing children to violence at such a young will affect their progression and development of their brain. Short-Term Effects Children who are exposed to violence can cause short-term problems in everyday life. Middle-school aged children may have more trouble with schoolwork, and show poor concentration and focus. In one study, 40 percent had lower reading abilities than children from non-violent homes(Anda, Robert. 2002). Previously said, it does depend on the children’s situation and age to fully diagnose them with any sort of complications....   [tags: Abuse, Domestic violence, Violence, Child abuse]

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The Attitudes Towards Violence and Guns

- Youth violence has passed epidemic proportions. Many youth are seen in the emergency rooms due to violent behavior. Homicide is the second cause of death in adolescents and young adults. The Attitude Towards Guns and Violence addresses the fondness towards violence of youth today. It is a simple scale that covers four different areas. It has been tried in at least two different areas. Even though, it has limitations it alerts professionals of threats of possible violence and can be used to assure that interventions are in place to mold the attitude in a different direction....   [tags: Youth Violence, Preventing Homicide]

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The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

- Throughout the course of one’s lifetime, there are countless events that shape the personality, actions and mentality of that individual. Some of these events will affect the individual in a positive way allowing great life opportunities, while other events will unfortunately affect the individual in a negative way which can lead to disorders. Among the various events that can affect a person, one of the most common occurrences that some children witness early on in their lives that deeply affect their long-term mental health is being a witness to domestic violence....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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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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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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Blind Violence and Desire in Macbeth

- In Macbeth desire and violence are prevalent throughout the book. Desire blinds one’s ability to think clearly when making a decision. If violence is used due to one’s desire than violence becomes a never ending cycle until the outcome of the violence goes against the one whose desire led to violence. When making a decision, one should use reason, which is having a logical justification or motive. Violence is committed many times in the book but not all for the same motive. Macbeth commits several acts of violence in the book due to his desire for the kingship of Scotland....   [tags: Macbeth, Shakespeare, violence, ]

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The Effects Of Violence On Children And Adolescents

- ... This is due to the fact that the public has been gearing their desire towards the media producing goods like war movies, shooting games, gang violence, and other aggressive bases for entertainment. More and more action movies are turning to large and elaborate combat and action scenes that depict large scale and climactic violence that occur at the height of the movie’s plot. Also contributing to the issue of the abundance of aggression in the media is that with the advances in technology, video games and other viewing experiences are becoming increasingly realistic, which aids desensitization....   [tags: Violence, Aggression, Anger]

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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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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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Gun Violence and Children in the United States

- In recent years a great deal of attention has been centered on youth violence. Numerous studies have been conducted on children of all races who are subjected to gun violence. However, violent behaviors start from within the environment where children have been exposed too. Household, poor communities and school as well have put children at risk. Yet the problems of violence relatively are increasing according to Children’s Defense fund that gets their information from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, and other government statistics....   [tags: Gun Violence ]

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The Effects Of Media Violence On Behavior

- ... Analysts watch that there is a change in the emotional world of a person. This individual may express the change verbally and physiologically. Thus, a man who is uncovered for quite a while to video-game viciousness is prone to have an aggressive personality and to act aggressively in a social circumstance. Computer games as a component of the media contribute to aggressive behavior. In this manner, media viciousness causes aggression. Moreover, the accomplishment might be influenced indirectly by exposure to violent content in light of the fact that forceful conduct inclinations meddle with adapting, particularly in school (Comstock, George, and Scharrer)....   [tags: Violence, Aggression, Social rejection]

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The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

- Traditional research to ascertain the effects of living with domestic violence on children conducted psychological test to measure children’s competency and development. Development psychologists experimented on children in laboratory settings, if the level of competency demonstrated by a child was below average for their age and stage of development, witnessing domestic violence was deemed to be the cause. To know whether a child has been harmed by their experiences we need to how ‘normal’ children function and develop (Archard 197)....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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Media Violence And Its Effects On Society

- ... Miller state, “The dramatic increase in interpersonal violence in the past century has occurred at the same time as other dramatic changes in life-styles produced by the great technological revolutions of the 20th century” (Ch. 7 154). As technology has advanced, children are being subjected to more ideas of violence. There were numerous reports based on what violent television can have on children. “As a result of these and other research findings, the American Psychological Association passes a resolution in February of 1985 informing broadcasters and the public of the potential dangers of viewing violence on television can have for children” (APA)....   [tags: Violence, Aggression, Media violence research]

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Domestic Violence in the United States

- “Domestic violence is an emotional, physical, psychological, or sexual abuse perpetrated against a person by a person's spouse, former spouse, partner, former partner or by the other parent of a minor child” (McCue 2). While it is these things, the violence is also considered a pattern of demeanor used to establish power and control over another person with whom an intimate relationship is or has been shared through fear and intimidation (“Domestic Violence Sourcebook” 9). It has many names, including spouse abuse, domestic abuse, domestic assault, battering, partner abuse, marital strife, marital dispute, wife-beating, marital discord, woman abuse, dysfunctional relationship, intimate figh...   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

- Depression and post traumatic stress disorder are two of the main illnesses seen in children after being exposed to domestic violence. Among depression and post traumatic stress disorder, there are multiple sub-categories to help place the severity of the disorder. Many influences can change the severity of a disorder in the child including but not limited to: length of exposure, type of exposure, and time-lapse since the exposure. Domestic violence is defined as violence between members of a household such as that of a married couple or a parent to one’s child....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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Children & Violence in the Media and at Home

- Violence is a means of oppressing the weak and robbing them off their will. This could be done verbally or physically, although the former isn’t considered as severe as the latter which has its more hurtful and negative impression. However, when it comes to children being the ones exposed to violence, it becomes an issue of concern. Violence can come in different forms from all parts of the society including the home, and to be precise, a dysfunctional one at that. This is a place where people tend to either forget or overlook when it comes to an issue such as this....   [tags: Children, Violence, media]

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Media Violence And Its Effects On Society

- ... A study found that “3rd graders who preferred violent TV programs were rated more aggressive in school by peers…Although TV violence was not the only cause of aggressive behavior, its effect was relatively independent and explained a larger proportion of variance than any other single factor studied ” (). What this study shows parents is that while television is not the sole reason as why children are becoming more aggressive, but does play a major role in it. Another issue that people are concerned about is that the more kids see violence the more immune they are to it....   [tags: Violence, Aggression, Media violence research]

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The Rough Road of Domestic Violence

- Millions of women and children have died or have been severely injured because of domestic violence. Domestic violence is illegal and includes assault, rape, battery, and murder committed by someone to whom the victim is close to. This could be a relative, parent, child, spouse, or dating partner. Although both men and women can be abused, 85% victims are women. There are many causes of modern domestic violence, but most fall into four categories: sexual abuse, financial abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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The Effects Of Violence On Today 's Media

- Age Appropriate The depiction of violence in today’s media is a topic that needs to be carefully analyzed to prevent unnecessary conflict. Is the viewing of violence harmful to its viewers or on some level beneficial and will it make children or other age groups develop aggressive or violent behavior. When discussing the issue of violence in media we must define what it is that we mean by aggression and violence, as they are two different neurological actions and the creation of these behaviors takes different stimuli....   [tags: Violence, Media violence research, Aggression]

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The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Young People

- ... Attention is not given much to young people and they feel like their views are not heard and they are not taken seriously. This is despite the fact that the young people themselves have constantly identified peer relationships, especially those involved in abuse and violence, to be among the main areas of anxiety and unhappiness in their lives (Utting 1997; Barter et al 2004). On the other hand, nearly 75% of girls and boys have reported some sort of emotional partner abuse (NSPCC and University of Bristol 2009)....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence against women]

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Violence Against Women Act of 1994

- For centuries domestic violence has been perceived as a private matter private of which the government has not been concerned about nor was it considered the government’s business to intervene on behalf of a battered spouse. The unlawful nature of this failure for state or federal government intervention against this crime contributed to the systematic abuse of women in the family. The traditions, customs, and common law found in both British and American societies continued right up until the last decade of the 20th century and left the battered wives and very frequently, her children, at the mercy of the husband....   [tags: Domestic Violence]

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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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The Increase of School Violence in America

- Is school violence increasing or decreasing. There has been a huge debate about is school violence increasing or decreasing. Reasons why school violence is decreasing is that many schools now have rules and policies such as metal detectors and locker checks, these rules and policies help teachers and students realize that for what purpose do these students bring these kinds of items to school. Also when kids understand that they shouldn’t do these kinds of things they think the teachers are right because they notice why to bully this person....   [tags: School Violence Essays]

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Interpersonal Violence And Its Effects On Society

- ... According to the book, 77.4 % of murders were committed by men between 17 and 34. Another shocking fact, considering all the focus on racism in our society, is that more black men are responsible for murdering other black men, just as more white men are responsible for the murders of other white men. Although, after thinking about it, most of these murders could be done to men because of gang affiliation and gang initiation. As a woman, I learned about some more shocking crime statistics that I found to be rather disheartening....   [tags: Violence, Crime, Assault, Domestic violence]

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Violence And Kids Do Not Go Together

- ... These professionals studied that if you tantalize violence in sexual background and comic violence are exponentially dangerous, because they correlate positive feelings with hurting others. Also many of the weapons they use on media are props and they have been professionally trained to handle the weapon, and a child might come across a weapon and see that it is a tool to destroy "bad guys" and use the weapon not properly. Children who watch crime fighting shows see the characters as role models, and think it is "cool" to carry a weapon, because their role model and or super hero is carrying a weapon....   [tags: Violence, Media violence research, Aggression]

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Mapping The Violence in Colombia

- Mapping The Violence in Colombia The peace researcher Johan Galtung proposes a typology of violence, constructed as direct and indirect, formal-informal and visible-invisible. Regarding it as a triangle, Galtung (1990) states that typology of violence corresponds roughly to the ‘ABC’ levels of the conflict triangle: Attitude, Behaviour and Contradictions. In the first level Direct violence (acts of violence as such) and in second and third level underneath the surface; Structural violence and Cultural violence....   [tags: War, Structural Violence]

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Violence Against Women Act ( Vawa )

- Policy Analysis Research Paper: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Perla Jazmine Ruiz South Texas College SOCW 2362 Page Break Policy Analysis Research Paper: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) I was a little confused about the topic/policy to choose for this assignment. I know that there are various types of policies which cover a range of topics. I decided that I wanted to cover either immigration or women. I decided that the policy I will be constructing my research paper over, will be the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence, Child abuse]

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Domestic Violence in the United States

- A seven year-old boy frantically calls 911 as he witnesses his father physically abusing his mother. Tears overflow his eyes as the mother is beaten. The father demands his wife to never leave him, and although she agrees, he continuously beats her, showing dominance and control. The boy drops the phone and backs into a corner while his mother is on the ground and his father is coming at him with a closed fist. This is just one case of domestic violence that affects nearly 32 million Americans, which is over 10% of the United States population....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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Violence on Women in North America

- Violence on Women in North America Four million women every year are victims of domestic battering in the United States. The reason the number keeps growing is because the nation is not addressing this problem as a serious crime. It is viewed today as a mild problem in our society when it is affecting a lot of our communities. A program that was made in the country a couple years ago is called Prevention of abuse. It is offered in a non sponsored way by the agency of United Way. They have access to newspaper and television news programs, where they feed statistics and information about what women face in the community today....   [tags: violence, prevention program, victims]

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What Are the Causes of Domestic Violence?

- Domestic violence involves men, women and children no matter what kind of relationship the person may be in whether heterosexual or homosexual. Domestic violence victims are both women and men, although most victims tend to be women. It does not matter what religion, social class or ethnic class the person may be from it affects everyone. Domestic violence is defined as one person using any means to control the other person (www.medicinenet.com). It can include emotional, psychological, physical or sexual abuse....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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Is Media Violence Damaging On Kids?

- Over the past decade, violence in the media has become more present than ever, and especially for the youth. Every major atrocity, shooting, bombing, and act of terrorism are some examples of violence that are being presented through movies, video games, televisions, cell phones, new papers, websites, and magazines for the youth and young impressionable children to see. On an everyday basis, polarizing headlines of heinous and incredibly sad events are becoming normalized towards children. This era of technology does bring advantages to today’s modern society, but it also brings many disadvantages that are at the expense of today’s children....   [tags: Violence, Video game controversy]

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The Impact of Gang Violence in Oklahoma

- ... A lot of gangs will begin inside a prison and then expanded to the streets. All gangs have different initiations to get into a gang and different initiations to get out of a gang. An initiation is a mark of becoming something new as some cultures believe it is a sign of you being reborn and becoming something new. Most gang initiation involve the gangs member beating you senseless or having you kill someone. There was a case around 15 years ago where two boys that went to Putnam City North High School that had to do an initiation to get into a gang....   [tags: homocides, violence, members]

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Violence Against Women 's Rights

- ... Violence can negatively affect women’s health and it increases vulnerability to HIV.These forms of violence may lead to depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep difficulties, eating disorders,and emotional distress and suicide attempts.Women are exposed to unwanted pregnancies which may result to miscarriage, stillbirth, pre-term delivery and low birth weight babies. In the majority of countries with available data, less than 40 per cent of the women who experience violence seek help of any sort....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence against women]

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Adolescent Gangs and Violence in Schools

- Dave Reichert once said “Gang violence in America is not a sudden problem. It has been a part of urban life for years, offering an aggressive definition and identity to those seeking a place to belong in the chaos of large metropolitan areas” (Dave Reichert Quotes). These days, gangs are not only made up of adults on the streets, but teens who are in school as well. Various experts say that “gang membership is particularly widespread among urban youths under the age of 18” (Teen Gangs). As a result, gangs are now seen in many schools, and as a result may lead to increased violence among students....   [tags: School Violence Essays]

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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 And Hate Crimes

- ... Evidence documentation can help corroborate witness statements, and help reduce false claims of domestic violence. The victim should be informed of the reason for the arrest of the suspect, and where they will be transported. A suspect must remain in custody until the court determines bail. In this way, the victim is given time to seek a safe place to stay, and other help. The victim will be notified before the suspect is released. There are times when other options are available, under specific circumstances....   [tags: Assault, Crime, Violence, Criminology]

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The Role of the Media in Rwanda's Violence

- Many situations and acts that are unacceptable need a stressor. Stressors are situations and/or events that lead to a catastrophic outcome, such as the Rwanda genocide. The tension between both the Hutu and Tutsi already existed; it only needed something to reach its breaking point – a stressor. On April 6, 1994, the plane that occupied Juvenal Habyarimana, President of Rwanda, and Cyprien Ntaryamina, President of Burundi crashed due to unexplained circumstances. Over the next three months in Rwanda after the crash carrying both Presidents, mass killings began to occur....   [tags: History Media Violence]

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The Effects of Video Games on Violence

- Video game violence has remained a controversy for numerous years. With the advancement of technology, video games have progressed in its practicality and genres. Technology has allowed video games to become very sophisticated and lifelike. This development has brought video games to a multi-billion dollar industry. Nevertheless, with the level of practicality, there are also negative affects to humanity. Since the manufacture of violent video games, there has been a constant quarrel whether or not violent video games increase fierceness in the player....   [tags: Violence in Games, Technology Advancements]

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Alcohol Establishments And Their Relationship With Violence

- Alcohol Establishments and their Relationship to Violence Jon R. Fernander University of Tennessee at Chattanooga  Most communities in the United States, with the exception of “dry” communities, have establishments that sell alcohol. These establishments range in type from restaurants and bars to convenience and liquor stores. It seems likely to me that the density of these establishments would tend to be higher in more heavily-populated areas. For instance, the city of Chattanooga has numerous restaurants, bars, and convenience and liquor stores in the downtown area alone, while the rural, less-populated community of Cowan just an hour west of Chattanooga has a limited number of the s...   [tags: Crime, Violent crime, Violence]

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Epidemic of Violence in the USA

- Violence, one of the biggest problem in the world right now, especially in America, where the gun control law are barely enforced, every citizen is at constant risk, considering the amount of people in this country that own guns. Crime and violence are rapidly becoming the prime epidemic in the U.S today, but what can we do to ensure our future generation’s safety. Gun violence is a big problem everywhere, in poor rural neighborhoods to prosperous urban cities like Malibu, it can happen anywhere at any time....   [tags: violence, gun control]

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Analysis of Violence in the Media

- While violence is not new to the human race, it is an accumulative epidemic that is taking over today’s society. With firearms, ammunition and explosives becoming more accessible, this is resulting into more violent behavior and less serious consequences. Violence in the media plays an imperative role in the etiology of violent and hostile behavior in the world today. While it is difficult to determine which age group have experienced more televised violence, studies have shown that the consequences of aggressive and violent behavior have brought a great deal of human agonizing, suffering, pain and financial destitution to our society, as well as an atmosphere of apprehension, distress and d...   [tags: violence, media, video games]

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Violence Suffered by Natives of Kashmiris

- ... Syncretism of cultural and religious beliefs was not acceptable to either the Hindus or the Muslims, and Kashmiri Pandits were not willing to leave their homeland. Trouble erupted in full force in the late eighties when the insurgents from Pakistan started another campaign of terror against the Kashmiris, with Hizbul Mujahideen seeking unification with Pakistan. An estimated 350,000 Kashmiris1 were forced to flee from the valley in response to separatist and fundamentalist threats and attacks, to say the least....   [tags: mass killings, violence, refugees]

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The Violence Against Women Act

- Economic and Political Context Long before its enactment on September 13, 1994, the foundation for the Violence Against Women Act was being constructed. More than 140 years ago, members of the U.S. government were working to end the injustice of violence against women when, in 1871, Alabama was the first state to make it illegal for a man to beat his wife (U.S. Department of Justice, 2010). In 1967, one of the first domestic violence shelters in the country opened its doors in Maine; and from that time until 1994, progress slowly but steadily continued....   [tags: violence prevention, criminal justice]

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Domestic Violence and Public Policy

- Unmistakably, domestic violence is a major issue in modern society, not only to the affected persons, but also to the entire community. Failure by the government to adequately address this aspect is most likely to expose more citizens to greater danger, which could include death. In view of this, Congress and other political leaders should adopt strict policies on domestic violence, because most citizens are suffering in one way or another from the effects of domestic violence. This is ostensibly because the current legal system does not sufficiently provide for the required protection, when it comes to domestic violence, and the situation at the moment is critical (Shipway, 20)....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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Violence in Sports

- Many news stories that write about sports highlight amazing victories,underdog comebacks or shocking defeats. Sometimes these stories even praise the actions of the players, but overall they rarely report the severe violence that occurs on the field and in the stands. The following essay will discuss the impact of violence on professional players,violence that occurs amongst the fans, and how violence has shaped professional sports. Sports has been part of society for as long as time,such as the Mayan Ball Game which was the first team sport in human history and was played for over 3000 years, it was a test of physical ability and mental toughness....   [tags: violence among fans, impact on players]

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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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Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence

- Prevalence Each year approximately 4.8 million acts of physical or sexual aggression are perpetrated against women while 2.9 million physically aggressive acts are perpetrated against men within the United States (Edleson, Ellerton, Seagren, Kirchberg, Schmidt & Ambrose, 2007). Many of these incidents take place in the presences of children, which make these figures even more disturbing (Evans, Davies & DiLillo, 2008). Research indicates that 40.2% of United States battered women responding in national surveys state that their children have witnessed one or more abusive events (Edleson et al., 2007)....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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The History of Domestic Violence

- Domestic Violence is a critical issue negatively impacting women in the world today. There has to be something done to prevent this type of abuse from happening. The results of my research revealed that there are many victims that do not know the type of help that is available and there needs to be major improvement in the way domestic violence cases are handled. Based on my findings, awareness and prevention programs should be implemented in every state in order prevent this type of abuse from happening over and over....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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Domestic Violence and Social Problems

- Domestic violence is a devastating social problem that impacts every sector of our population. Domestic violence is 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(USDOJ,2012). Domestic violence can be physical, economic, emotional, sexual, or psychological. Physical domestic violence is an attempt to impose physical injury such as grabbing, slapping, hitting, biting, etc. Physical violence can also be withholding necessary resources to sustain health such as medication, food, sleep, or forcing alcohol or other drug use....   [tags: abusive behavior, relationship, 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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Domestic Violence: The Barriers to Leaving

- Every choice that an abused woman considers to do with regards in seeking help or ending the relationship involves a variety of risks. Time and time again, the common question arises, “why doesn’t she just leave?” Most often abused women, at great and potentially fatal risk, do leave their abusive relationships. However, there is a multitude of barriers, including increasing abuse and the potential for re-victimization by the system that does not respond accordingly, and most often force many women to return to their abusers....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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Violence Against Women in Iraq

- Global Women’s Issue Violence Against Women in Iraq Men in Iraq consider women to be the followers of men in both their household and in society. They believe women are not as capable as the men in decision making. Iraqi women are often limited to the stereotypical role of childbearing and managing the household affairs. Honor killings, human trafficking, and domestic violence are a threat to Iraqi women and girls because of misconceptions in traditions and cultural beliefs. According to the UN Iraq 46% of girls who were aged 10-14 had been exposed to violence at least one time by a family member and 46% of women who are currently married were exposed to at least one form of spousal abuse...   [tags: human trafficking, and domestic violence]

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Crime and Violence in School

- Violence and crime in schools is a rising problem. This problem has created fear among many students and parents. A lot of research does show that higher violence is related to city schools, though there is still a significant amount in schools outside of the city. School violence does not actually begin in the school. Violence and crime in schools is related to the home life experience of the children committing these terrible deeds. Children that are allowed to watch TV shows that have violence or play the popular style of video games with violence have a higher chance of becoming actively violent at school....   [tags: School Violence Essays]

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Elder Abuse And Sexual Violence

- ... 433). When this is the case by each individual involved, elderly individuals are still putting themselves as victims of abuse and neglect. Whereas, others will keep quiet to prevent any consequences to fall onto them. As for sexual violence for men and individuals in same sex relationships, this issue is kept quiet and not report based on personal reasons due to gender, and the unlikelihood of it happening to couples of the same sex. “The lack of attention to male victimization has allowed society to dismiss the problem as a behavior that occurs in the gay community or prison environment” (Sable, Danis, Mauzy, & Gallagher, 2006, pg....   [tags: Abuse, Domestic violence, Gerontology]

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Intimate Partner Violence Against Women

- ... According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, women experience about 4.8 million intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes every year in US. Less than 20 percent of battered women sought medical treatment following an injury.5 (Violence Against Women in the United States: Statistics). However, as we all know, the IPV increases women’s health problems such as injury, chronic pain, gastrointestinal, and gynaecological signs including sexually-transmitted diseases, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, all the diseases are well documented by controlled research in abused women in various settings....   [tags: Domestic violence, 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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The Cause of School Violence

- As we approached the turn of the twenty-first century, news outlets increasingly covered violence in America’s schools; most specifically violence in the form of “school shootings.” A panic swept the entire country after the extended coverage of a few high profile incidents of school shootings. As a result, prominent sectors of society began searching for and analyzing the possible causes of school violence. Many were quick to blame violent television shows, films, and video games, but did the violence occur as a byproduct of violent entertainment or were these “bad influences” merely patsies....   [tags: School Violence Essays]

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Violence in Highschool and Colleges

- Throughout the decade, violence in high schools and colleges has been dramatically increasing and taking a toll on society. The Columbine High School Massacre in Colorado, the sixteen year old boy beaten to death in Chicago, the Virginia Tech rampage, and the death of Yale student Annie Le should encourage government officials to discover a precise solution to cease this type of violent behavior. It seems like every time we read the newspaper, or turn on the TV, someone has been murdered or severely injured from violence in high schools and colleges....   [tags: School Violence Essays]

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Women 's Violence Against Women

- When one looks at this picture what do you think. Perhaps it is something about women trying to be what society’s version of what beauty is, or perhaps or maybe you even think it is a depiction of inner and outer beauty. These all would be correct but only from just a glance at the picture. See you have to really look at the photo. What is it you see, you see a woman who is very beautiful except the one feature that stands out to you her black, swollen bloody eye. What this picture is really depicting is in the world of fashion, violence against women is still considered an appropriate way to market products to consumers....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Violence, Bullying]

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Children as Witnesses of Domestic Violence

- There is a preconceived notion that all families are a “great big happy family”, unfortunately this is entirely false for a hand full of families; not all families are filled with love and joy, a few possess a very dark side (Sev’er, 2014, pp. 273). This dark side is the violence that occurs within the family, whether it be child abuse or domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as violent or aggressive behaviour within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner (Oxford Dictionary)....   [tags: violence, child abuse, gruel groups]

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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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Stranger-on-Stranger Violence

- Stranger-on-stranger violence is random, unpredictable and can happen anywhere. In addition, there are no clear links between the victims and suspects. This does not mean that that the situations are completely spontaneous. Predators’ may keep track of certain places, like Automatic teller machines, fast-food restaurants and shopping malls, as a means to find the right target. Targets are selected for their innocence and naïve nature. Predators target these individuals because they want what the individual has (Meadows, 2010)....   [tags: Violence]

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Exploring Interpersonal Violence

- One of the most common ways of defining violence is to only consider forms of criminal violence and to argue that violence is the use of force that has been prohibited by law (Riedel & Welsh, 2002, p.3). The Oxford dictionary when taking a legal dimension, defines violence as “the unlawful exercise of physical force”. This definition suggests that violence is harm that results in physical pain. It may be criticised for not taking into account emotional and psychological pain often associated with interpersonal violence....   [tags: Domestic Violence]

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Television Violence and Domestic Violence

- Abstract We examined the various forms of television violence and domestic violence in America. We provided statistics showing the amounts of violence facts about adolescent exposure. We compared and contrasted the differing effects of both and implemented a study to analyze the similarities. We observed children and gathered data regarding their response to specific kinds of violence and the psychological effects of each. We expected that the effects of television violence and domestic would be strikingly similar to one another and the results of our study prove the similarities and provoke awareness to the differences....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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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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Family Violence in Thailand

- I. Background/Problem Nowadays, we have seen much news that related with the family violence. It is the problem that needs to reduce and find the way out increasingly. Beginning with government sector in Thailand, they campaign to reduce the family violence by legislate and promote the family law to punish the culprit and protect the victim that is attacked from the members among family. Katherine, R(2011) presented that , “Domestic violence, also commonly referred to as family violence, is a form of interpersonal violence, and includes intimate partner violence (also known as spousal abuse or assault),child abuse and neglect, and abuse of older adults (or elder abuse)....   [tags: social issues, domestic violence]

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Domestic Violence Against Women

- The World Health Organization defines violence as: “The intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, mal-development or deprivation”. WHO has declared violence against women both a public health problem and a violation of human rights. Violence against women is of many types and has many faces. Also called Gender-based violence, public health experts around the world have called it the “Hidden Epidemic”....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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The manifestation of violence in Antigone

- Introduction The notion of violence by means of theme, language, staging, chorus and characterization is manifested in Sophocles’ Antigone. As suggested by Hannah Arendt (1969: 243) in her essay On Violence, “violence cannot be derived from power, in order to understand it, we must examine its roots and nature.” Violence can only be discussed when accompanied by a discussion of power. Walter Benjamin states “violence can first be sought only in the realm of means, not of ends” (1921:277) and relates violence to law and justice....   [tags: Sophocles, Violence, Theme, Language, Staging]

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Workplace Security : An Act Of Violence

- ... This caused 56% of them to be late for work at least five times a month, 28% to leave early at least five days a month, and 54% to miss at least three full days of work a month. With these statistics in mind, along with the potential for further escalation, it is imperative employers take precautions to safeguard the workplace from such a threat. In 2003, I lived in the small capital city of Missouri, Jefferson City. I never would have thought that workplace violence with an incredibly tragic ending could happen there....   [tags: Abuse, Domestic violence, Employment, Intimidation]

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Violence in the Media: A Biased Evaluation

- Since the creation of man, violence has played a natural part of human nature. Throughout the millennia, it has also become a crude form of entertainment for our species, especially since the arm of technology has extended its arm’s reach so greatly. To the surprise -- and anger -- of many, the majority of today’s addictive media revolves on an axis of desperation around violence. Although this may sound like a barbaric trend, it is a majority of greater good for many logical reasons. Violence in the media prepares children for the harsh slap of reality, helps them overcome their petty or crippling fears, and eminently benefits the economy; therefore, violence should more or less be widely a...   [tags: violence, violent media, mass media]

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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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