Parental Conflicts: The Cause Of Domestic Violence

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parental conflicts are the cause of it (Layden, 1996, pg. 35). Are all of these signs actually taken into account for cops to take charge and punish the abusers? The cycle is a serious problem because it can cause more abusers over and over again that believe it is okay to harm others, which is unfair to the abusers as well because they honestly know nothing better. When child abuse it reported, cases should be filed and should be taken care of, correct? No. In the eyes of some law enforcements, due to the fact that not many parents will actually confess to abuse their child, the police believe the kids were lying to get attention. Yes, in some cases this does occur, but other times, there are serious problems occurring. Law enforcements also …show more content…
Cops do not want to step in a situation that they believe is not their situation to push themselves into. (Layden, 1996, pg. 38-41) Is it really fair to leave children in the situation just so the law enforcements can avoid confrontations? Is it fair to just allow this to happen? It is a sad truth, but it happens quite frequently with children, and spouses. Abuse among spouses is a serious issue that needs to be solved before it becomes too late. In many cases where cops did nothing besides speak to them, the abuser killed the person they were abusing. This is when it begins to show that corruption of the law is ruining some individual’s lives. “Family violence- child, spouse, elder, or sibling abuse- is not always treated as violence at all, but rather as a private matter between people who share a residence,” (Layden, 1996, pg. 38). Domestic violence should not be a …show more content…
Since they do not get correct punishments for assault, abusers do not stop the crimes they are committing. There are also laws called dual arrest laws. In domestic violence, they will arrest both individuals involved in the domestic violence and question both of the individuals if they cannot determine who was the abuser, victim, or if it was both. (Hirshel, 2008, pg 1) People prefer this over just reports because actions are taken, for once, but like every law, there are downfalls. “Despite increased overall arrest rates, recent research by NIJ shows that dual arrest rates are low, and more than half of arrests made do not result in conviction,” (Hirschel, 2008, pg. 3). Once again, do not result in conviction. “Federal laws also make criminal certain acts that involve violence committed among persons in intimate relationships,” (Followill, 2015). If abuse is against the law, why are the abusers not convicted? “One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults in the USA,” (Safehorizon, 2015). If these situations are occurring so often, why is the law not more strict? There are several reasons as to why they would not be convicted. Anyone can predict that and ask that. Everyone will say, “Well, how can they determine the abuse is real?” or “How do the law enforcements determine who is telling the truth

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