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This paper includes statistics and a wide range of views on the issue of domestic violence, including abuse towards women, children, and the rarely discussed abuse of men. Domestic violence is a big problem in today's society, and this paper touches on all aspects of this crisis. This paper also touches on how women are still not being treated as equal to their husbands.
From the Paper:"Violence within the family is a problem in today's society. Domestic violence encompasses any violence that is inflicted upon one family member by another family member. Family violence can be described as spouse abuse, child abuse, or domestic abuse. Most authorities suggest that domestic violence is typically expressed in violence against women and children, although violence against men does occur. At dictionary.com they define abuse as cruel or inhumane treatment, a rude expression intended to offend or hurt, improper or excessive use, treat badly. (dictionary.com) Experts define wife abuse as an assault on a woman's mind or body, meant to make her comply with her husband's will. Child abuse can be defined as causing or permitting any harmful or offensive contact on a child's body and any communication or transaction of any kind, which humiliates, shames, or frightens the child. It can also be any act or omission, which fails to nurture the upbringing of the children. There are also many different types of abuse. Someone can be physically and sexually abusive as well as verbally and emotionally abusive. There is no one specific type of person that is abusive towards their family but researcher has found that there are similar psychological characteristics found in these people who are abusive. There is also no specific type of person who becomes the victim of these attacks but also like their attackers, the victims for the most part have a lot of similar characteristics. The topic of family abuse brings a lot of controversy when it is looked at from the personal and legal perspectives. One thing that cannot be argued about is there are both immediate and long-term consequences from all types of family abuse."
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Family Violence (2004, February 29) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/family-violence-49258/
"Family Violence" 29 February 2004. Web. 19 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/family-violence-49258/>