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Domestic Violence Essay

  • Submitted by: danial86
  • on March 17, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 2,098 words

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Domestic Violence
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In the study of the effects of domestic violence on survivors and their children, attention must also be paid to the intergenerational transmission of violence. Thus, children who are exposed to domestic violence are more likely to perpetrate, or become a victim of violence, as an adult. Men who witness violence are almost twice as likely to abuse their partner and children as those who do not witness domestic violence. Likewise, women who are exposed to violence as children are more likely to become victims of abuse as adults.

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Abstract ii

Introduction 1

Discussion 1

  Impact on Children 2

  Impact of Physical Abuse 3

  Impact of Sexual Abuse 3

  Impact of Neglect 4

  Impact of Emotional Neglect 4

  Impact of Exposure to Family Violence 5

  Mediating Factors 5

  Effects of Domestic Violence 5

Conclusion 6

References 8

Domestic Violence


      The term “domestic violence” implies an act of violence between adult intimate partners. The term has been defined more thoroughly from one clinical source as “a pattern of assaultive and coercive behavior, including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks, as well as economic coercion, that adults and adolescents use against their intimate partners”. Domestic violence is perhaps best characterized as a continuum of behavior ranging from physical, sexual, and psychological abuse to economic (i.e., withholding money and resources) and social abuse (i.e., isolation and control of relationships).
      Domestic violence permeates all areas of the population, regardless of age, socioeconomic status, religion, race, nationality, or educational background. The effects of domestic violence are detrimental, not only for the survivors, but for their children, as well as the community.


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