The Issue Of Domestic Violence Essay

900 Words Feb 13th, 2016 4 Pages
Domestic violence can often go unnoticed, unreported and undeterred before it’s too late. Its hard to argue that is becoming a growing epidemic. Unfortunately, public outcry has only came in the aftermath of high profile cases being magnified through the media. Despite this post-measured reality, a general response to domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) by the majority of the public is in line with what most consider unacceptable and also with what the law considers legally wrong. Consider by many, more than just a social discrepancy, the Center of Diseases Control and Prevention currently classifies IPV and DV as a social health problem (CDC, 2014). When current national data provide reports that show 1 in 5 women being victims of severe physical violence in their lifetime (NISVS, 2010), we must ask ourselves if enough is being done to prevent this from occurring. From a historical point, there has always almost been a distinction from men on woman violence. Based on the disparity of cases reported, male inflicted violence on females is much higher and prevalent. When the perpetrators of DV, and IPV are predominately males, we can no longer dismissed this issue as a cultural, or psychological lapse in judgment. Currently the state of California requires all domestic violence offenders to take court order classes as a form of reprimand and in part to educate offenders. It is important to understand that a justice system intervention can sometimes fall…

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