Domestic Violence And Violence Against Women

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Crimes committed behind closed doors, such as domestic violence within the family home were considered to be less problematic than crimes within the public and were often disregarded among public concern. Although, now violence against woman is becoming one of the most prevalent problems in America. Violence against women can be in the form of physical, sexual, verbal, stalking, financial and other ways in which men use their power, given by the society, to harm women. In the past, this problem was called domestic violence but has recently been changed to violence against women because the term domestic violence does not demonstrate that all cases of domestic abuse are men injuring women. Male domination and patriarchy have been under challenge …show more content…
Throughout most of the world, more often than not, woman are usually the victims of violence. It has been shown that most of the men committing these crimes against women were not strangers. Most men want to be in control at all times and if for some reason they are put in a position where they aren’t in total control, than they become violent against their women partners whether it 's whom they live with, work and socialize with. Domestic violence is an ongoing problem, and it impacts our world every day while bringing down the morale of millions of people. There is some debate as to whether domestic violence and violence against women is caused by sociological situational views or interpersonal …show more content…
Domestic violence is currently on the rise and is normally associated with intimate relations between a husband and wife. Different sociologists and researchers have developed different types of theories that explain the causes of domestic violence. These theories explain the reasoning behind domestic violence practices and propose such solutions to domestic violence. Most researchers believed that domestic violence is a result of control and power issues, whereby the person causing the violence feel the need to have complete control over their partners. Casual theories of domestic violence include that ‘the cycle of abuse’ is derived from the social learning theory, and based on the premise that violence creates violence; which suggests that young boys who have witnessed, or have experienced domestic abuse, often are more likely to become the perpetrators of such abuse within their adulthood. Also, young females who have also witnessed or experienced domestic abuse were often prone to remain within an abusive relationship as an adult. “70% of abusive husbands were from a violent background.” (Rosenbaum,1981). According to the Functionalist Theory, many people consider violence to be a necessity that comes into play when the various mechanisms of society do not address social needs. In this theory, it explains that men are supposed to hold an instrumental position within society,

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