Emotional Abuse Research Papers

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For most of time, beating a woman has always been accepted and for a long time nothing was done to change it. Because nothing was done about domestic violence for so long, it is now one of our most serious crimes. Since it has started to become a frequent and heinous crime, state lawmakers started making harsher punishments to try to deter violators. Each state created their own set of laws for this crime based on this growing crime rate in their state. This crime has started to become such an issue we are now seeing it more with iconic figures like Chris Brown, Ray Rice, Chad Ochocinco, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Charlie Sheen, which have all been charged and convicted (except Ray Rice, he never went to trial) in the last five years. Domestic …show more content…
2). Emotional abuse can cause just as much damage if not more than physical abuse because the emotional abuse sticks with the victim longer than any injuries received. Victims may start to have anxiety and become confused, depressed, or suicidal (Mega, Mega, Mega, & Harris, 2000). One part of emotional abuse is brainwashing. Brainwashing consists of five categories: isolation, unpredictable attacks, accusation, humiliation, and threats. This makes the victim feel like the situation that they are in is hopeless and that they are dependent on their abuser. An abusers tactic is similar to conjugal terrorists, which used threats and violence to break down the resistance of their partner and control them (Mega, Mega, Mega, & Harris, 2000). Another form of emotional abuse is stalking. This usually occurs when someone leaves an abusive relationship. Stalking is when any person repeatedly follows or harasses another person and makes a credible threat intended to cause fear (Mullen & Pathe, 2002).
Both types of abuse can really take a toll on the victim, which may lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Similar to PTSD is battered woman syndrome, which is seen in woman that have been brainwashed by their abusers (Mega, Mega, Mega, & Harris, 2000). PTSD is one of the most widespread disorders in domestic abuse situations. The rate of PTSD was higher
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There are two types of assault and battery and each has multiple of convictions. Many people believe that the victim needs to have injuries to be considered domestic assault, but that’s not true: there are charges for non-injury domestic violence. The first conviction is considered a misdemeanor that is punishable up to ninety-three days in jail and/or a fine of $500. The second conviction is also considered a misdemeanor that is punishable up to one year in jail and/or a fine of $1,000. The third conviction is considered a felony and is punishable up to two years in prison and/or a fine of $2,500 (Domestic, 2014). Aggravated domestic assault is when the victim has serious injuries that need medical attention. The first conviction is considered a misdemeanor and is punishable by one year in jail and/or a fine of $1,000. The second conviction is considered a felony and is punishable up to two years in prison and/or a fine of $2,500 (Domestic,

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