Violent Crimes: The Cause Of Domestic Violence

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In society today Domestic Violence is one of the more prominent crimes occurring. To many Domestic Violence is a man beating on his wife or vice versa. However domestic violence can be any violent confrontation between family members that harm someone physically or mentally as well as sexual assault. (clark Prosecutor) The issue with domestic violence, besides the obvious harm, is the strain it can put on a family and the underlying issues that causes someone to harm a loved one. According to the knowledge given to me by my Professor, Professor Johnston, Someone commits domestic violence because they want to have power over their signigicant other or possibly control them. I was taught in the same class that these offenders were either abused themselves or witnessed abuse in their adolescent years. As I have previously mentioned this crime in particular is an ongoing issue and goes deeper than …show more content…
The reason being is because if you can discover the deep root, you have a better chance of stopping or drastically decreasing the crime. As previously established one of the deep roots of domestic violence are the want or need of an individual to have power or control over their spouse. However according to the Joyful Heart Foundation, Most of the domestic violence cases start off with someone controlling their victim without force but further on down the road lead to violence and abuse. It is also stated that most domestic violence perpettrators have violence tendencies. (Joyful heart foundation) One of the most important deep root issues, I believe, is the fact that abuse is learned behavior. As children witness violence in the homes this will increase the likelihood of them repeating the act later on in life. (Joyful heart foundation) A few more minor causes of Domestic violence as discussed by the joyful heart foundation are pregnancy, an illness of a family member or economic

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