Domestic Violence

1670 WordsDec 6, 20127 Pages
Kimberly Johnson Gene Smallman Social Science Cluster November 2, 2010 Domestic Violence While unemployment rates are increasing, the rise of domestic violence and stress continue to emerge. Due to the economic downturn, domestic violence precedes increasing crime rates. So far evidence and scientific research concludes economic problems manifest domestic violence. Apparently despair and desperation coincides with the ailing economy, and the recession is partially to blame. The correlation between domestic violence and economic stress results in unhealthy relationships. If you are inclined to be an abuser and face financial crisis you are at a higher risk to indulge in domestic violence, if given the opportunity. Domestic…show more content…
Despite the varying circumstances people tend to resort to drugs and alcohol for escape of their financial problems. Consequently they become frequent users and they tend to inflict the most severe domestic abuse. The substance abuse impairs their conscious ability and they use tactics of violence redundantly to gain power and control people. Typically they don’t accept responsibility for their actions. Instead they develop a number of defense mechanisms to justify their actions. Often people focus on the physical abuse in the domestic violence cases, but as the economy worsens there is also an economic abuse. During financial hardships often the abuser use someone’s lack of financial independence to keep them trapped in an abusive relationship. Because of the declining economy it is harder to combat economic abuse. Securing the financial independence is necessary for surviving the abuser. During financial crisis people are frustrated and unhappy. In many cases in a relationship no one wants to admit fault in lack of finances so they normally blame their partners. Eventually the family tensions escalate into violence amongst family members as often their selves. The extensive unemployment rate amongst families can also manifest itself into violence against loved ones. The stress of the economy contributes negative anxiety to relationships. People are more

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