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  • How Can Domestic Violence Be Explained - 1,360 words
    Domestic violence against women is a serious and widespread problem that is just not confined to the UK as Heise et al (1994) indicates that between 20 to 50 per cent of women in most countries experience spousal abuse at least once in their lives. During 1995 almost one third of 4,967 women murdered in the United States were killed by their boyfriend or husbands. Nor does domestic violence stop at mere physical abuse, but can include sexual, verbal, spiritual, emotional or longer lasting psychological abuse that can cause a broad range of health problems including full mental breakdowns. A study by Stark and Flitcroft (1991) suggests that domestic violence may be the single most important c ...
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  • How Can Domestic Violence Be Explained - 1,330 words
    ... milies who are prone to domestic violence, it cannot be possible to rely solely on stresses as an explanation of abuse. Most social-economic/socio-demographically stressed men do not abuse their partners. Another explanation of domestic violence that has been much researched and documented is that of learned behaviour which is sometimes known as the cycle of violence. These well-documented studies show that domestic violence may occur when a child has been exposed to, witnessed or experienced domestic violence in their family origin. One such study carried out by Strauss et al (1979) found that there was a clear trend for violence in childhood to produce violence in adult life; Violence ...
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  • Domestic Violence - 1,126 words
    The world today must deal with many problems. Our society has been struggling to cope with difficulties ranging from environmental problems to economic problems. Solutions to these problems, however, are not too hard to find. There is one problem, however, that our society has been dealing with for a very long time. The problem is sexual discrimination. When thinking of discrimination, one tends to think mostly of sexism directed against women.. Sexism against women has become a noticeable part of our society and it is slowly on it's way to a solution. That is only part of the problem. Discrimination against men is a problem that rarely goes noticed. As William Farrell states, "With all the ...
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  • Domestic Violence - 1,693 words
    An American football hero racing on the freeway in a white Ford Bronco, finally stopping in front of his luxurious home. Six years or more ago this scenario would have sounded like a clever advertisement campaign. Replay the same scenario from 1994 forward and almost all Americans will vividly recall the death of Nicole Simpson and her ex-husband (0.J. Simpson) fleeing the police with a gun to his head. This single event thrust the serious and deadly topic of domestic violence awareness into the spotlight of the world. There are numerous dynamics that make up the deviant nature of domestic violence. I will summarize five articles that discuss some of the aspects of domestic violence and some ...
    Related: domestic violence, post traumatic stress, justice system, american football, feminist
  • Domestic Violence - 1,721 words
    ... there's no empirical research to date that supports his viewpoint. He does not believe that this viewpoint will bring about a reduction in domestic violence. Dr. Sonkin does not claim to have a solution to the problem of domestic violence. He does believe that passing legislation such as Assembly Bill 168 that inhibits people from developing new approaches is not the answer. He believes that flexibility needs to return so providers and criminal justice personnel can develop plans that make sense in each individual case. The criminal justice system seems to like the way that the law is functioning currently because things run smoother. Dr. Sonkin says that just because the system run smo ...
    Related: domestic abuse, domestic violence, sexual violence, make sense, american family
  • Korean Domestic Violence - 1,839 words
    Korean Domestic Violence A 48-year old Korean woman, mother of two sons, has been living in Los Angeles for seven years now. On the evening of July 15, 1997, her husband comes home late at night from his financially shaky liquor store in East LA. He is tired and frustrated from the deception of an American dream once promised to him eight years ago. A small negative remark by the Korean woman causes the husband to unleash several strikes to her face with his open hand. She sustains several bruises on her face and a bloody nose, yet she says nothing and accepts the punishment as if it were inescapable event. She goes to sleep that night angered at herself for causing the outbreak and despaire ...
    Related: domestic violence, family violence, korean, korean american, korean culture, korean women
  • Child Welfare And Domestic Violence - 2,416 words
    ... en at a safe distance from their ex-partners and not be labeled uncooperative if they do no wish to co parent. I also believe that in cases involving domestic violence and visitation between the batterer and his children should be supervised. Time and time again you hear of children being abducted by a parent. (Sheeran & Hampton, M.A, 1999, 13) Alarmingly, the dangers that perpetrators pose to their victims and children do not cease when the relationship ends, Rather, separation increases risk and creates a new set to threats their emotional and physical well-being. It has been proven that victim is at risk for continuing abuse from that batterers during unsupervised visitation, in some ...
    Related: child abuse, child custody, child maltreatment, child welfare, domestic violence, family violence, violence prevention
  • Domestic Violence - 1,917 words
    Imagine that you fall in love. That the man of your dreams says I DO and that you may live happily ever after. Imagine you have your dream wedding, followed by your dream honeymoon. It seems that you have found the prince charming most women seek in their lives. A few months later you get the unexpected. Your husband comes home, hes had a few drinks with his buddies from work and he has a look in his eyes you have never seen before. He begins to complain about the way the house looks, the way his wife looks, and the way his life is going. He then proceeds to take out his anger on his wife. He beats her, smacks her, and pulls her hair. He may even punch her in the face as he would another man ...
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  • Domestic Violence - 1,639 words
    Its another quiet night outside the house. Not a sound can be heard throughout the darkened street. But, inside the house, a slamming door shatters the silence, the force causing the house to rock as John storms into the bedroom in the search of his wife, Miriam. The walls are still quivering as a new tremor shoots through them. This time its Johns voice as he bellows for his wife. He finds her cowering behind a chair. He grabs the chair and beats her with it, hitting her again and again while she screams in pain. The neighbors all wince involuntarily as the dull thuds of the chair pounding her body and the terrified shrieks pierce through the walls of their houses and they silently thank th ...
    Related: domestic abuse, domestic violence, intimate violence, prevent violence, department of justice
  • Reducing Domestic Violence - 752 words
    In a study, published in the Archives of Family Medicine, Sugg, et al., defines domestic violence as "past or present physical and/or sexual violence between former or current intimate partners, adult household members, or adult children and a parent. Abused persons and perpetrators could be of either sex, and couples could be heterosexual or homosexual." In addition, domestic violence is also present between siblings and elders of the same family. Thus, domestic violence can be described as abuse (physical, sexual, or psychological) towards a spouse, child, sibling, or elder. One possible solution to reducing domestic violence is to implement educational, community based programs created to ...
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  • Business Analysis Of A Limited Company - 2,189 words
    ... ion of legacy systems throughout the company; 2) installation of new software packages to replace legacy systems; 3) assessment of Year 2000 readiness at key vendors and suppliers; and 4) evaluating facilities and distribution equipment with embedded computer technology. Total expenditures that were incurred through 1998 related to remediation, testing, conversion, replacement, and upgrading system applications were $70 million. Total remaining expenditures are expected to range from $15 to $20 million through the year 2000. At the present time, The Limited, Inc. is not aware of any Year 2000 issues that are expected to affect materially its products, services, competitive position, or f ...
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  • Gun Controll - 321 words
    A. Its is very obvious that our gun controll laws are not sufficient. 1. explain a few reasons why these laws are not working 2. tell you a few solutions i might have to make things better. A. guns dont kill people, people kill people b. Trigger locks and responsible parenting are an easy fix. c. In one year, firearms killed no children in Japan, 19 in Great Britain, 57 in Germany, 109 in France, 153 in Canada, and 5,285 in the United States. (www.handguncontroll.com) a. Trigger locks and warning labels are not going to fix a single thing in this situation. b. People kill each other if they want to, not because the gun told them to. c. Capital punishment (death penalty or worse) would discou ...
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  • Spark Of The Great Strike - 1,380 words
    On July 16th several firemen and brakemen on The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad refused to work the trains and caused a massive buildup of train traffic in Camden Junction just outside of Baltimore. The strikers gave their reason for striking; a 10 percent wage cut taking affect that day. (NY Times) The strikers overtook trains and there was even a report of a beating taking place of a fireman who continued to work. The company had been prepared for a strike and a force of 40 police officers was sent to disperse the strikers. Strikers refusing to go back to work were quickly replaced and the trains were quickly running again after the delay. The town of Martinsburg, Maryland was to be the focus ...
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  • War Against Marijuana Legalize It - 1,726 words
    ... e found to have recently smoked marijuana, though it could not be proven that it caused the accident. The engineer had extensive record of speeding and DUI. He was known by management to have drinking problems. Congress mandated that random drug testing be done on the entire transportation industry. Marijuana is less of a road hazard than alcohol. Surveys have found that half or more of fatal drivers have alcohol in their blood, as opposed to 7-20% with THC, the major component of marijuana. The combination of marijuana and alcohol is a hazard. Some research suggested that low doses of marijuana alone might sometimes improve driving performance, but not true in most cases. Marijuana appe ...
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  • Police Abuse Misc - 3,130 words
    ... le Civics p.1 Police Abuse In recent years, police actions, particularly police abuse, has come into view of a wide, public and critical eye. While citizens worry about protecting themselves from criminals, it has now been shown that they must also keep a watchful eye on those who are supposed to protect and serve. This paper will discuss the types of police abuse prevalent today, including the use of firearms and receipt of private information. I will also discuss what and how citizens' rights are taken advantage of by police. For these problems, solutions will be discussed, focusing on political reform, education, and citizen review boards. These measures are necessary to protect ourse ...
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  • Like A Winding Sheet - 772 words
    Ann Petry's "Like A Winding Sheet" shows the frustration and anger of being a poor black couple living in a "Ghetto" during the mid to early 20th Century. As the story unfolds, it is obvious that racism and frustration bring about the unforeseeable climax of anger that has festered within Johnson's mind. This story illustrates the graphic nature of how insults and injustice can fester and lead to blind anger along with domestic violence despite the fact that Johnson brings bout his own downfall through his misconception about his wife, job, and racism. One of the first points to mention is that the relationship between Johnson and Mae would appear to be a good one, since the author points ou ...
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  • Female Gangbangers - 2,027 words
    ... stepfather however had been raping her for years. In Texas the laws of domestic violence did not change until 1991, until then it was legal to raping your wife. This is the environment that gang kids come from. One gang member when asked about gang rape says: When it domes to gang, there is not such thing as raping. Ill tell you straight right now, the girls have a choice of initiations: (A). Fighting one-on-one with a guy for two minutes, (B) get shot in the leg with a Glock, (C). get jumped in by six chicks for a minute and a half, or (D) they can roll the dice and hope they get two at the most. Most of the time the girls will take the dice,cause to them its probably easiest of anythin ...
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  • Relationship Encounters - 1,178 words
    Dating-Relationship Factors Encountered by College Students The purpose of this paper is to show overall views and many factors that college students encounter while in the dating relationship process. This paper will discuss the many issues that college students encounter while seeking companionship and friendship. The conclusion of this paper will discuss how students end their relationship. Many college students will encounter challenges while in the dating process. When searching for a mate the selection may seem to be limited when finding a compatible mate. Many students will encounter factors that can enhance or destroy the relationship. Scientists now believe that the impulse that dri ...
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  • Relationship Encounters - 1,174 words
    ... espondents were given a list of 16 problems identified in previous relationship studies and asked to CHECK ONLY ONE which was the MOST frequent problem they had experienced in their current or most recent relationship. It is clear that communication topped the list for both casual and involved daters. Lack of commitment was the second most frequently reported problem by casual daters. While casual daters were struggling with commitment issues, the second most frequent problem reported by involved daters was other problems. Among the issues they identify (not in the list of 16 provided for this study) are differential interests in sexual involvement, sexual dysfunctions , alcohol/substanc ...
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  • Too Much Medicine For The Wrong Head - 1,507 words
    Adolescent depression continues to be a growing American problem since its discovery in the 1970s. How exactly to treat this problem, however, is not a clear issue. For years the psychiatric community felt that psychotherapy was the best way to treat this growing epidemic. However, with the development of antidepressants, most famously Prozac, many people feel the problem is nearing a solution. Many psychiatrists believe these pills can be a quick and effective way to treat suffering adolescents. Many others believe this solution is too quick and too easy to be true. Unqualified personnel are over prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (antidepressants) to children and adolescen ...
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