Domestic Violence And Its Effects Essays

1874 Words Nov 24th, 2016 8 Pages
Domestic violence is an ever-present social ordeal in today’s society. According to the NCADV (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence), domestic violence “is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as a part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one initiate partner against another.” (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2016)The organization’s explanation of abuse is a broad term and can take on a variety of forms. Among these sometimes physical, emotional, or psychological mistreatments which interfere with a victim’s everyday functioning and self-concept; the extensive effects of domestic violence on a victim can be as devastating even after the relationship has ended. When it comes to the faces of the exponentially high number of the victims suffering from domestic abuse, women have been the most vulnerable. Even though statistics view victims of abuse on a parallel scale, women are distinguished as the victims of most domestic disturbances by most within the media. In some cases, there are women who manage to escape the entanglement of their abusers without criminal wrongdoing, while others become victim to further abuse by an unsympathetic systemic legal system. The legal systems limitations, in some cases, cause women to commit more aggressive crimes. The unforeseen consequences, intertwined with the media, legal system, and neglect of women within a society contribute to…

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