Domestic violence is an increasing problem, not only in the United States, but all over the world. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people fall victim to this crime. Domestic violence is considered a national crime; however, there is a debate over whether some reports are exaggerated and what types of punishment should be doled out. The researcher also has been a witness to domestic violence. When it hits a person close to home, it can also have negative effects, as well as, actually being a victim. This research paper will be an insight into how much domestic violence occurs in the United States even without being recognized, until it is too late.
Becoming a victim to domestic violence can not only physically hurt a person, but can also mentally and emotionally hurt a person. This can cause the person to have issues with their self-esteem, own wellbeing, and health. All of these factors can lead to depression and suicidal tendencies ( Carlson, Eisenstat, & Ziporyn, 2004).
This issue is such an over looked issue, in today’s society, things are commonly over exaggerated or under exaggerated. In some cases the person that is the victim of domestic violence can sometimes cover up what is going on in their lives by lying to family and friends about their abusive relationships.
Domestic violence can truly do much harm to a women’s body. Domestic violence is not confined to one ethnic, religious, racial, or age group. Domestic violence has wide ranging and sometimes long-term effects on victims. The effects can be both physical and psychological and can impact the direct victim as well as any children who witness parental violence. Up to four million women per year are abused by their male partner, with as many as two million suffering
serious injury and 2,000 to 4,000 suffering death at the hands of their husbands, boyfriends, or former partners (Clark, 2008).
Some victims have experienced some serious effects from...