Domestic Violence: Define And Describe The Social Problem
Domestic Violence also known as intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pattern of behavior which involves violence by one person against another in a domestic setting such as marriage, or cohabitation. Domestic violence is a public health concern around the world that impacts many but often goes unnoticed and unreported. Domestic violence can take a number of forms such as physical, emotional, and sexual; also violence does not discriminate based on age, race, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2013).
Physical Violence is the most obvious form of domestic violence. This type of abuse involves inflicting pain by using physical force that results in bodily injury. Signs and symptoms of physical abuse include but not limited to:
Slapping, kicking, biting, or choking.
Telling you when to eat or sleep.
Using weapons to threaten you, or to force you to stay.
Threaten to harm the kids to get you to obey to orders.
Isolating you from loved ones
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Women whose partners are extremely jealous or controlling are at an increased risk for IPV. Fear also plays a role in IPV because women’s fear tends to include safety for her loved ones, and if ever considered leaving, she fears homelessness or retaliation. When a victim is willing to speak to authorities, they cannot guarantee that she will be any safer than she was previously. Many perpetrators threaten their victims with death, or inform them that they will either take the children, or hurt them to get them to stay. Based on past behavior the victim has no doubt of the perpetrators ability to carry out those threats (Barnett, & Miller-Perrin,