Domestic Violence is not random but follows particular social patterns and these patterns have social causes. For example, the most striking pattern was found by Coleman et al (2007), who said that Domestic Violence mainly occurs through men being violent to women, she found that women were more likely than men to have experienced ‘intimate Violence’ across all four types of abuse, - partner abuse, family abuse, sexual assault and stalking. Statistics by Mirrlees – Black show that 99% of Domestic Violence cases against women were committed by men. She also found out that 1 in 4 women have been assaulted by a partner at some time in her life, and 1 in 8 women, repeatedly so. This is also
Domestic Violence in Australia Domestic violence is an ongoing, international issue. There are many forms of domestic violence; these can include physical, social and emotional abuse. Domestic violence can affect anyone – men, women, young, old, of any ethnicity, race or religion. The most common victims are women, in fact it’s estimated that 1 in 4 women will experience some form of domestic abuse in some point in her life. These women and those closest to them more then often go on to suffer from short and long term effects of the violence they experience.
Research suggests that alcohol use by the offender, the victims or both, increases the likelihood of sexual assault by a male acquaintance (NIAAA). Individual under the age of 21 commit 45 percent of rapes,44 percent commit robberies and 37 percent commit sexual assault. Its estimated that the population as a whole, 50 percent of violent crime is related to alcohol use. And most of this teenagers are at high risk of sex intercourse, because the alcohol in their system is too high, they have sex with anybody without knowing the person and the person may become eventually become pregnant and they have to accept the responsibility which they might not be ready for and they may end up aborting the baby which is another sin. They may also have unprotected sex with someone who is infected with a disease such as Hiv/Aids, syphilis, staphylococcus and other sexual transmitted disease therefore passing it
Assess the likely immediate effects of two different forms of abuse on the health and wellbeing of adults and Evaluate the potential long term effects of these two types of abuse on the health and wellbeing of adults (M1 + D1) I am going to assess and evaluate the long term and short term effects of two types of abuse, they will be Physical and Sexual. Effects are the result of, outcome or impact of something. Immediate effects are straight away/now/instant whereas long-term effects are continuous/ongoing/consistent. Short term effects of Physical abuse are broken bones, bruises, scolds, suspicious bruising - face, head, chest, back, arms, genatalia, thighs, backs of legs and buttocks. Also if the person is hospitalised or needs surgery, poisoned from wrong medication, shock and disbelief.
It states that in the UK at least 200,000 children live in household where there is a known high risk case of domestic abuse and violence, with very many more affected at some point. Approximately 450.000 parents are estimated to have mental health problems and an estimated 2500.00 children have parents who are problematic drug
I was reading on internet an article about sexual abuse. According to an in-depth study, one in three teenage girls has suffered sexual abuse from a boyfriend and one in four has experienced violence in a relationship. The survey, by the NSPCC and Bristol University, found that of the 1,353 teenagers questioned across the UK, nearly 90% of girls aged 13 to 17 had been in an intimate relationship. A quarter of girls had suffered physical violence, including being slapped, punched or beaten by their boyfriends, according to the study. Oates wrote the story “Where Have You Been, Where Are You Going” in 1960, five decades ago, but as we see the story hasn’t changed much.
In typical cases, the most frequently used form of aggression is physical aggression, such as hitting or any kind of physical harm. Homosexual domestic violence does not happen as frequently as it would in a heterosexual case. In the article “Invisible Victims: Same Sex Intimate Partner Violence in the National Violence Against Women Survey”, Messinger (2011) developed an experiment, consisting of 14,182 participants, both heterosexual and homosexual, that were either abused by their partner, or were the abuser themselves. In this survey the participants were asked to fill out a survey that consisted of questions relating to four specific types of intimate violence; verbal, sexual, physical, and controlling. The results of the survey showed that the overwhelming majority of abusers and victims who were involved in verbal and controlling form of domestic violence were homosexual partners.
Child Abuse a Lifetime Sentence Jolene Dancliff COM/156 05-6-2010 Dan Price Child Abuse a Lifetime Sentence Once into adulthood, victims of child abuse search for some form of coping mechanisms to forget or mask the trauma and the pain of child abuse. According to Shub & Cabrera (2011) “Every week 60,000 cases of child abuse or neglect are reported in the United States, and 3 million reports of child abuse or neglect are being filed every year” (p.1). Approximately 50% of child victims abuse drugs or alcohol. (Shub & Cabrer, 2011). The abuse often stems from a response to guilt or a negative self-image.
Murders by firearm rates are 17.5 times higher than in twenty-two other populous high-income nations combined. The United States is one of the most violent nations in the world. Because of this, suicide rates are very high, and costs are very high. Nearly as many citizens are killed each month, as were killed in the first seven years of the Iraq war. The suicide rate of children between the ages of five and fourteen is eleven times higher than that of twenty-five other countries.
National Co-morbidity Survey Report estimates the lifetime prevalence of PTSD among North Americans to be 7.8%. In contrast, the lifetime prevalence of PTSD for women who have been sexually assaulted is 50%. More importantly, sexual assault is the most frequent cause of PTSD in women, with one study reporting that 94% of women experienced PTSD symptoms during the first two weeks after an assault (Brunello, 2001). The disturbingly high rate of PTSD in sexual assault survivors suggest that current therapies for rape victims are not meeting as effective as current needs demand. There is no one treatment for every victim suffering with PTSD, as the disorder can show itself in many ways.