Essay about Domestic Violence Effects Numerous People Around The World

1154 Words Nov 18th, 2016 5 Pages
Domestic violence effects numerous people around the world. There is not just one specific gender, age, religion, ethnicity, social class, etc that suffers this injustice. There are cases where you would never know that violence was occurring behind closed doors. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) (2016), the definition of domestic violence is, “the willful 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, 2016) With that being said, there are many people and things that are hurt by domestic violence, which is discussed through the three elements (video, newspaper, and infographic) that are based around domestic violence. Starting with the video by Spectrum News (2016) titled, “Could an Increase in Reported Domestic Violence Incidents Indicate a Positive Trend?”, the topic of domestic violence is discussed by reporters within the Rochester, New York area. This video first starts off with Christina Domingues, a news reporter for Spectrum News, stating statistics that show how many reports and calls of domestic violence there were in Rochester, New York. As the video continues, statistics for 2016 domestic violence rates are brought forth that show the numbers have increased. From there the news reporter touches on the need for more advocates. Domingues goes on to say this means in order to…

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