The Consequences Of Domestic Violence In Society

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What is domestic violence and why is it acceptable? Domestic violence by definition is violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. There are many kinds of domestic violence including physical, verbal, and nonverbal, and sexual abuse. Stalking harassing, cyberstalking, financial, and spiritual abuse are also common types. According to the world health organization, domestic violence against women is a social and public health problem. A study was done around the world which surveyed women across many countries. Ten to sixty-nine percent reported being physically assaulted by a partner at one point in their life time. A 2002 study reported that in western parts of the world, one …show more content…
Violence between partners is usually a crime against females. Young women between 16 and 24 years of age are more likely to assaulted by their partners. Statistics show that African American women are more likely to experience domestic violence in their early twenties but older than that the numbers are the same as white females. Also the women who are more at risk for domestic violence are those who leave their partners, than those who are divorced from their partners. This has been a major discouragement for the women in abusive relationships afraid to leave their …show more content…
More often these types happen before the physical abuse begins. Verbal and nonverbal abuse can include threatening to harm the person or their property, intimidating your partner, instilling fear, yelling, name-calling, harassing, breaking down the person 's psyche by telling them they are worthless and and alone. Though this type of abuse is wrong and is seen usually often by the the family or friends around the couple, it is not illegal. Not in the sense that a husband can be arrested and put in jail for yelling at his wife. Unless the abused partner takes the steps to get a restraining order to have a legal way to keep their abusing partner away from them. This happens in many places even in america and now a days mostly behind closed

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