Essay on The National Center For Injury Prevention And Control
For the purpose of this paper, domestic violence is “the emotional, physical, psychological, or sexual abuse perpetrated against a person by a person 's spouse, former spouse, partner, former partner or by the other parent of a minor child” (McCue, 1995, p. 2). While it is these things, the violence is also a pattern of demeanor used to create power and control over another individual with whom an intimate relationship is shared through fear and coercion (Bonem et al, 2008). The previously mentioned definition can include both same and opposite sex couples; however, for this review, I will focus primarily on opposite-sex couples, with the understanding that same sex couples experience domestic violence.
Domestic Violence has many names, including spousal abuse, domestic assault, dating violence, battering, partner abuse, intimate fighting marital dispute, wife-beating, dysfunctional…