Children who are exposed to domestic violence tend to exhibit more aggressive behaviors with their peers, show signs of depression, and have a difficult time forming relationships (Brown & Bzostek, 2003).
The main themes of this argument are the political and social attitudes of the subject and how the trends of Domestic Violence and Abuse persuade communities and individuals to feel about the matter; also ho...
, Department of Health, March 2000. (PDF, 62 pages).
Documentation of a conference on healthcare and domestic violence in the United Kingdom. Participants discussed ways in which coordination between healthcare workers and other agencies could be improved.
While it is these things, the violence is also considered a pattern of demeanor used to establish power and control over another person with whom an intimate relationship is or has been shared through fear and intimidation (“Domestic Violence Sourcebook” 9).
There are many causes of modern domestic violence, but most fall into four categories: sexual abuse, financial abuse, physical abuse, and emotional abuse....
During the 1980s domestic violence was acknowledged as one of the most serious social problems in the United States. All states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico have since enacted some form of legislation specific to domestic violence. The first domestic abuse statutes applied only to adult married spouses of abusers, and only to women as victims. These legislative changes gave police officers the power to make arrests in cases where there existed probable cause to believe that domestic violence had occurred, regardless of whether the violence was witnessed by the officer. Mandatory and preferred arrest procedures in instances of domestic violence were adopted by police departments across the nation. Statutes have broadened the definitions and legislative protections; these definitions and provisions for protection and enforcement vary widely among jurisdictions. Contemporary police response to domestic violence incidents has been shaped by this history.
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner(USDOJ,2012).
The debate on the effects of arresting the perpetrator for domestic violence crimes still continues. Six replication studies following the Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment showed mixed results of the effects of mandatory arrest policies, including the expected deterrent effect in some cases and in others an opposite effect or no effect. Arrest was found to escalate future violence in some relationships involving unemployed and unmarried couples after an initial thirty-day respite. A flood of literature that questioned the efficacy of criminal justice intervention followed. A later recalculation of the replication research found mathematical errors—all of the studies do in fact indicate that arresting deters batterers better than other police responses (Maxwell, Garner, and Fagan 2003).
, Jeffrey Fagan, 1996.
Discusses the development of domestic violence legal reforms, the theoretical underpinnings of these reforms, empirical evidence relating to the deterrent effects of criminal and civil legal sanctions for domestic violence, and factors that influence these deterrent effects.
The Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment was the first empirical research to study the deterrent effects of arresting the family violence perpetrator (Sherman and Berk 1984). The preliminary report indicated that police should arrest abusers for crimes of intimate violence. Within ten days of the initial report, the New York Police Department became the first to require police officers to make an arrest in family violence situations, citing the experiment among the reasons for the new policy. Contributing to this policy change were the success of civil suits brought against police departments for their failure to provide equal protection to victims of domestic violence. A classic example is the successful 1982 suit brought by Tracy Thurman, who was permanently disabled when Torrington, Connecticut, police failed to protect her against her estranged husband.
We as humans have to deal with different types of violence in every day life and some types of violence that we may experience are; child abuse, spousal abuse or domestic violence, violence directed towards elderly, sexual assault and harassment, professional misconduct, teen violence, murder is a act of violence, stalking in some way may be classified as type of violence.
, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit, Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate, January 2000. (PDF, 4 pages).
Although there is no way to predict domestic violence, this report identifies certain characteristics that may indicate that an individual is more or less vulnerable to violence, such as age, level of equality in the marriage, and whether the woman has tried to leave.
The term domestic refers to the legally recognized relationship of the offender to the victim rather than a specific offense. For example, an ex-husband who burns down the house of his estranged wife may properly be charged with the crime of arson and identified as having committed a domestic crime. Examples of the crimes commonly committed against the person in domestic violence situations include assault, assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault, rape, stalking, and murder. Domestic violence acts include but are not limited to beating, biting, kicking, punching, pulling hair, shoving, striking, slapping, throwing things, threatening, and sexual abuse.