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Domestic Violence: the Scourge of Intimacy
A review the literature on domestic violence or abuse with particular reference to persons in the immediate family.
# 108247 | 4,068 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper states that domestic violence is now considered a major crime and a serious health hazard. The problem is that anyone can be a victim or an abuser as neither has a definite or consistent profile. The paper comments that therapists and society view women victims as incapable of violence themselves and notes that depressed war veterans and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder tend to perpetrate domestic violence more than any other tested group. The paper then provides a review of the literature on the topic, focusing on the most common victim, the motivation for domestic abuse, and organizations that exist to prevent the abuse. The paper also explains that the descriptive-normative method of survey and research was used for the study.

Review of Literature

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blasko, K. et al (2007). Therapists' prototypical assessment of domestic violence Situations. 13 pages. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy: Blackwell Publishing
  • Brammer, A. (2006). Domestic violence crime and victims act 2004. 4 pages. Journal of Adult Protection: Pavilion Publishing (Brighton) Ltd
  • De la Hey, M. (2006). Gender differences seen in consequences of domestic violence. 2 pages. Cross Currents - the Journal of Addiction and Mental Health: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Kelly, K.a. (2004). Working together to stop domestic violence. 14 pages. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare: Western Michigan University School of Social Work
  • Kernsmith, P. (2005). Treating perpetrators of domestic violence. 19 pages. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research: Plenum Publishing Corporation

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APA Format

Domestic Violence: the Scourge of Intimacy (2008, September 28) Retrieved May 17, 2022, from

MLA Format

"Domestic Violence: the Scourge of Intimacy" 28 September 2008. Web. 17 May. 2022. <>