The Emotional Effects Of Domestic Violence In Society

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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 …show more content…
Imagine being victimized day after day, week after week or even year after year. It will take a toll on yourself both physically and mentally. However the wounds we need to be worried about are not the black eyes or fat lips, it’s the wounds that cant be seen. According to the joyful heart foundation, some of the emotional effects of Domestic Violence victims are Post Traumatic stress disorder, depression or even dissociation. (Joyful heart foundation) Someone who is a victim lose the ability to live a normal life. They are constantly in fear and can’t go a day without the feeling of sadness. One symptom that I wasn’t aware of and many other aren’t as well was Dissociation. Dissociation according to the Joyful hear Foundation, will cause people to check out of reality and have a hard time living in the real world. This makes it extremely difficult to focus on work, schoolwork or common everyday tasks. Along with this the common affect of depression can cause someone to have no hope that their situation will improve. Along with this, while I couldn’t find the exact statistic, Inevitably with an increase in depression the likelihood of suicide or attempted suicide will increase. Like many issues, its much more than whats on the surface. Domestic Violence is no different. Scars will heal, but the wounds on the inside will take much longer to …show more content…
On valentines day 2015 Rice and his wife got into a heated argument in an hotel elevator. The argument escalated to Rice striking his wife in the face knocking her out cold. According to the USA Today Rice was sentenced to a treatment program but was not officialy sentenced to anything after that. (USA Today) This was an extremely controversial case due to not only the lenient sentence he received but the lenient original suspension he received from the NFL. Whether or not the perpetrator is famous does not matter but what does matter is the leniency of verdicts given to these individuals. I understand that if someone has never been in trouble with the law for most crimes their sentences wont be relatively lenient but this is a crime we must crack down on. In no way is it alright to strike a loved one or hurt them like this. If we continue to let criminlas off easy it might be giving them the impression that they wont be punished for their

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