Domestic Violence Essay

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Domestic violence occurs when a partner or family member attempts to psychologically or physically dominates another person. It often seal with violence between spouses, or spousal abuse and it also includes non-married intimate couples. It takes place in all types of cultures including any religions, ethnicities, classes, and sexes. It can also be perpetrated by a man or woman.
Domestic Violence is defined 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.” (U.S Department of Justice, 2016, p# 1) It
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The objective of the first responding officer is to restore order and conduct a thorough investigation. If the officer establishes probable case that a crime was committed, the officer may arrest the suspect. The officer shall also help the victim in any way possible as well as the offender and any family members who were …show more content…
Some physical signs of child abuse are unexplained welts, cuts, or bruises. The marks would be age-inappropriate or show a pattern. Some behavioral signs of child abuse may be more subtle. The child may shy from being touched and appear to be afraid of going home. Their clothes also sometimes might not match the weather. For instance, if they were wearing winter clothes to cover the marks when it is on a hot day. Some signs of emotional child abuse are harder to detect since it does not leave concrete marks. Some signs are when a child is excessively shy and afraid of doing something wrong. Some others signs are if the child is not acting their age and exhibiting behaviors found in younger children. Some signs of sexual child abuse are if a child is displaying knowledge or any interest in sexual acts or even seductive behavior which is inappropriate for their age. Some children may have trouble with sitting or have a stained, bloody, or torn clothing. Any bruises, swelling, or bleeding in the genital area is also a sign of sexual abuse. Also, if a child becomes pregnant or has an STD is a strong cause of

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