Essay The Effects of Domestic Violence

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“Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten” (American Bar). Just think about how many women have been beaten or coerced into non-pleasurable acts in just one day, when every nine seconds in the United States, some women is being abused. Now, globally, think about how many more people are being domestically abused and even killed.
Violence occurring within the family is a prominent fear each family member despises, whereas nobody wants to neither witness it nor be the victim because it’s a sense of fear the whole society faces because it leads to unpleasant dilemmas.
Domestic violence is one of the most under-reported crimes in the US because it’s not easy reporting someone you know to the police. “Approximately 1.3
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This type of violence can transpire in heterosexual, same-sex partnerships, and crosses all bi-racial aspects.
Domestic violence is one of the main under-reported crimes because it can lead to hostile results. One main factor has to deal with the resident-status of the abusers and or victims. If someone’s husband is undocumented, they will not want to report the crime, knowing their spouse would be separated from the family and kicked out of the country. Similarly, if the victim is undocumented, they fear any involvement with enforcement because the fear of deportation. “In a study of African-American sexual assault survivors, only 17% reported the assault to police” (American bar). This source is a prominent example of women who fear law enforcement and ignore help with their trauma. It’s common in non-residents because of the fear they have towards the law and impacts women who have no trust in the cops. When people don’t have trust in the cops, they ignore the problem and try any possibilities to ignore the problem because they don’t seek help.
Women are not the only ones who can be abused or subjected into a controlling relationship with an overpowering partner. This can occur in same-sex relationships. “Fifteen percent of gay men who had lived with a male partner reported being victimized by a male partner” (American bar). This is problematic for homosexuals considering some people don’t consider man on man abuse as domestic

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