Family Violence And Domestic Violence

1405 Words Sep 8th, 2015 6 Pages
Introduction
Family violence, also known as domestic violence is the disorderly conduct by a person to another person, a family, or a family’s property. It is violence between family members and between people in domestic or intimate relationships. Generally family violence behavior is predicted to be as physical abuse, however there are a wide range of behaviors involved. These behaviors include, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, physical abuse, economical abuse, emotional abuse, social abuse, and spiritual abuse. Family violence has become a growing issue in Australia due to a 65 percent increase of family incidents since 2011 (The crime statistics agency, 2015). Violence and abuse does not only perpetrate between couples or members of different genders, it also does occur between same sexual partners. However, it is more commonly seen in couples of different genders. Therefore, this report will outline the role of gender that relates to family violence, the causes of family violence, and what could possibly prevent it.

Gender
Gender is the social identity of a person; it characterizes what society and culture portrays as feminine and masculine. Sex however, determines the biological and hormonal difference between female and male. “Gender relations are the ways in which a culture or society defines rights, responsibilities, and the identities of men and women in relation to one another” (Bravo-Baumann, 2000, what is gender). Biological sex of a person establishes the…
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