Psychological And Behavioral Consequences Of Domestic Violence

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Crime is committed every day, some types more than others. Researchers try to find the reasons behind why certain offenders commit violent crimes and others don’t commit violent offenses. It can stem from genetic makeup, or it can be the way the child was brought up. Thousands of young children are injured or killed by parents or other family members annually either physically or mentally. In the United States there are reports of children with billions of dollars in related medical costs. The word abuse can have a very broad meaning; The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Administration defines child abuse as; any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker. This can result in serious injury, emotional harm, …show more content…
They suffer from psychological and behavioral consequences. The purpose study done was to examine the psychological and behavioral consequences of domestic violence and abuse by examining the correlation between internal working models (IWMs) and behaviors. The participants consisted of 40 young teenagers. The Teacher 's Report Form of The Child Behavior Check List was used to measure behavior and a Projective Story Telling Technique was used to measure IWMs. The information gathered shows that children who witnessed domestic violence along with being maltreated showed both aggressive and delinquent behaviors, as well as problems in the social realm. Their stories represented anger, violence, and abusive …show more content…
There is a need to find out the correlation between child abuse and adult crime. Preventing child abuse can prevent adult criminal violent activity. Research on a topic such as this can be life changing. This can help rehabilitate offenders instead of incarcerating them. Since there is found to be an environmental factor that causes some people to become violent offenders, if that environmental factor such as child abuse is eliminated it may be possible that the amount of violent offenders may reduce. This research opens doors to find ways to rehabilitate offenders with therapy to find the root of their problem, since it is not found to be biological there is a possibility it can be maintained. Due to poverty, family problems, the education system, the lack of resources some communities have for adults and children like rehab facilities, psychiatrist. Once the problem is found by research being conducted, more research can be done to see if facilities and resources can help decrease the adult crime rate. If more research was done, and certain neighborhoods were pinpointed. Certain things could be done, more resources in schools for children to receive help, maybe more youth centers could be built to keep kids of the streets. The possibilities are

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