Women And Domestic Violence : Lauren Lys Essay

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Women and Domestic Violence Lauren Lys Eastern Michigan University Abstract Domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence, is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Statically women are the victims of domestic violence; this has been happening for a long time. In 1994 Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act, for the first time providing recognition and funding for sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking against women. Although domestic violence occurs in all ethnic, racial, income groups, and age, abuse and most severe violence are more prevalent amongst the poor. Victim and witness assistance programs in the court systems try to minimize victimization by the criminal justice system, and encourage cooperation of victims and witnesses during the court process. According to Carlson, one obvious effect of domestic violence is physical injury; 42% of physical assault victims reported injuries most commonly scratches, bruises, and welts. Domestic violence, also called intimate partner violence, is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Acts of domestic violence fall into one or more of the following categories: physical abuse, sexual abuse, or physiological abuse. Physical abuse is the abuser’s

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