Essay about Family Violence During The Military

2563 Words Oct 17th, 2016 11 Pages
Family Violence in the Military Violence in families are not limited to just civilians but the military are affected as well. This type of violence may include family violence, child abuse, spousal abuse or any other form of violence. Many civilians are afraid to seek help and that is the same for military spouses. Most military spouses are afraid of their mates or do not want to lose the benefits of the military, so they don’t seek help. It can be said that there are little differences in how a spouse reports abuse or how children are affected by abuse, as a civilian or military. The Army is cracking down on violence in the military which includes domestic violence and sexual abuse. Although violence in the military among family members continues to be addressed, not enough is being done for those spouses who are assaulted, beaten, and raped by their military husbands and boyfriends. The numbers continue to grow and with the ongoing war, the trend expects to rise. It can be said that deployments are the cause of the rise in domestic violence because of the things that are faced while on deployment (Fraser, 2011). Spouses are hesitant to report the abuse because of fear. That fear can be in the form of not wanting to derail their partner’s career, not wanting to lose money and not wanting to see their partner in jail. Some even feel that the abuse will not continue to occur but that is something that they find false.
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