Domestic Violence Problems in America, Germany, Mexico, Scotland, and Iran
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or abuse by one person in a domestic context against another, such as marriage or cohabitation. Domestic violence can take place in a heterosexual or same sex relationships. Domestic violence can take a number of forms including physical, emotional, verbal, economic, and sexual abuse. These can range from subtle, coercive forms to martial rape and to violent physical abuse that results in disfigurement or death.
Globally, a wife or female partner is more commonly the victim of domestic violence, though the victim can also be the male partner or both partners may engage in abusive or violent behavior, or the victim might may act in self-defense or retaliation. Where as women in the developed world who experience domestic violence are openly encouraged to report it to the authorities. It has been argued that domestic violence against men is most often unreported because of social pressure and social stigma. Domestic violence is a universal problem and this paper will review how five countries handle domestic violence.
Domestic violence in America is seen as intergeneratial cycle of abuse where abuse is condoned. They cycle of abuse during which tensions rise and an act of violence is committed. This is followed by a reconciliation and calm period. The victim is often isolated from family and friends. They lack any power or control in the relationship. They have insufficient financial resources. The face fear and shame or they stay to protect their children. The victim may experience physical disabilities, chronic health problems, mental illness, limited finances, and poor ability to create healthy relationships. Children who live in a domestic violence situation contribute to the continuing legacy of abuse. In other words they follow the abusers actions or they get into a...