April 25, 2016
In society many children are mistreated, but they are not the only victims of maltreatment. Populations of men and women young and older become affected by intimate abuse and elder abuse. However, with the help of the criminal justice system victims have protection and do not have to be victimized anymore.
Intimate Partner Abuse.
Intimate partner abuse is the mistreatment of a person in a sexual, physical, and psychological manner by a boyfriend, husband, or an ex. The ill-treatment can effect persons of all races. Many times the abuse will begin verbally and soon graduate to physical.
Issues Associated with Intimate Partner Abuse
Victims of Intimate Partner Violence undergo numerous problems that affect them socially, psychologically, physically, and also negative health behaviors. In looking at the physical aspect, an attack could bring broken bones, brain damage, bruises, and many wounds. Psychologically an individual suffers from having flashbacks, depression, self-esteem issues, PTSD and emotional detachment. Other problem that occur from IPV are unhealthy behaviors such as risky sexual behaviors, illicit drug use, and an unhealthy diet.
How IPV has changed
The English Law gave men the right to reprimand their wives “as long as he did not use a stick larger than the man’s thumb.” (Wallace & Roberson, 2014) This was a type of punishment that was legal to carryout. However, since then acts of violence in that manner have changed. Domestic violence is also known as Intimate partner violence. Intimate Partner Violence has evolved in various ways. Domestic violence was considered to be a crime and in doing this it, validated the involvement of the CJS. Making domestic violence a crime paved the way for many people that have been abused. One way is through the Violence against Women Act; the act holds the offenders accountable for their crimes of violence...