Domestic Abuse

1347 Words Jul 11th, 2018 6 Pages
Domestic violence has been an ongoing issue among couples in society. This violence is not something that is new; it has been around for a long time. Domestic violence, can range from physical, mental, and emotional. When a couple is in an intimate relationship or married, one of the individuals in the relationship tries to dominate the other partner by trying to control them. This is commonly called domestic violence. A vast majority of domestic violence cases go unreported each year. This could be because the victim believes their spouse will harm them more if police are involved or the victim thinks they can fix and stop the violence themselves. The public is more aware that women are the victims. A male being abused does not often come …show more content…
They believed that it could not happen to a man, stereotyping him into the category of being strong, not being able to be harmed by a female, and to be independent who can take care of himself. The Ontario Provincial Police now have a section that is devoted to domestic violence and to get rid of officers being stereotypical. When the crime is taken to court, the criminal justice system, the Crown are required to continue with all domestic violence cases since a conviction is likely to exist (Victims of Violence, 2011). This can be hard though since some males will not want to continue with the case, if the police or someone in the court system begins to poke fun at them, not taking them serious. Out of all the domestic violence cases that police respond to the two of the ten cases were males as the victims. Media can help to bring male victims of domestic violence to the public’s attention. Many young people use computers and browse media sites, Facebook and Twitter. They can spend endless hours on those websites doing mindless things. It would be useful if someone made a group or news bulletin on Facebook to tell the young people about different kinds of crimes that are going on, so they can be aware of it. People of every age need to be aware of the crimes that are committed and how it could even happen to them if they were not aware, and were not strong enough to get
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