Essay on Domestic Violence : A Controversial Issue
Domestic violence can occur between family members, spouses and even strangers. There are even different patterns of victimization within domestic violence such as: single, repeat and co-occurring victimization.
The purpose of this study is to find out if a large amount of alcohol consumption plays a big factor in domestic violence, and if so how can this problem can be solved.
The authors of the journal “Alcohol and Domestic Violence: A Cross over Study in Residences of Individuals in Brazil” discussed domestic violence and how it is a psychological problem and not a substance abuse problem. In the study the authors concluded that less than 50% of domestic violence acts where caused by alcohol. They also believe that the perpetrators who commit the violence are violent regardless if they have consumed alcohol or not. Most perpetrators use alcohol as an excuse for their…