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Violence Suffered by Natives of Kashmiris - ... Syncretism of cultural and religious beliefs was not acceptable to either the Hindus or the Muslims, and Kashmiri Pandits were not willing to leave their homeland. Trouble erupted in full force in the late eighties when the insurgents from Pakistan started another campaign of terror against the Kashmiris, with Hizbul Mujahideen seeking unification with Pakistan. An estimated 350,000 Kashmiris1 were forced to flee from the valley in response to separatist and fundamentalist threats and attacks, to say the least....   [tags: mass killings, violence, refugees] 2855 words
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The Violence Against Women Act - Economic and Political Context Long before its enactment on September 13, 1994, the foundation for the Violence Against Women Act was being constructed. More than 140 years ago, members of the U.S. government were working to end the injustice of violence against women when, in 1871, Alabama was the first state to make it illegal for a man to beat his wife (U.S. Department of Justice, 2010). In 1967, one of the first domestic violence shelters in the country opened its doors in Maine; and from that time until 1994, progress slowly but steadily continued....   [tags: violence prevention, criminal justice]
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Domestic Violence and Public Policy - Unmistakably, domestic violence is a major issue in modern society, not only to the affected persons, but also to the entire community. Failure by the government to adequately address this aspect is most likely to expose more citizens to greater danger, which could include death. In view of this, Congress and other political leaders should adopt strict policies on domestic violence, because most citizens are suffering in one way or another from the effects of domestic violence. This is ostensibly because the current legal system does not sufficiently provide for the required protection, when it comes to domestic violence, and the situation at the moment is critical (Shipway, 20)....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Domestic Violence, A Federal Crime - An Unseen Crime A crime that affects between one and four million women in the U.S yearly is domestic violence. This crime, which many do not know is a federal crime, responsible for about thirty percent of female murders (Asher, Elba, Sugg 1). According to the American Bar Association (ABA), 90-95% of domestic violence victims are women (2) and “ 70% of intimate homicides are female” (2) intimate murder, as opposed to murder by a stranger. Women today need to understand what domestic violence is and need to educate themselves that domestic violence is a serious crime....   [tags: Domestic Violence Victims, Crime]
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Violence in Sports - ... However, sports can also create bitter rivals and make a game mean something more than just a game, it means war. With more rivals this creates a warrior mentality and can lead to the mind set of completely destroying the opponent whatever the cost. This cost can result in serious injuries. An article called “For too long, sports journalist glossed over football’s violence. I was one of them.” by Leonard Shapiro said that, An investigation on the NFL’s longtime mishandling of concussions shows how the league for many years would not admit that on field concussions could lead to harmful consequences for players both during their football careers and afterward… many of the players listed...   [tags: violence among fans, impact on players] 685 words
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Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence - Prevalence Each year approximately 4.8 million acts of physical or sexual aggression are perpetrated against women while 2.9 million physically aggressive acts are perpetrated against men within the United States (Edleson, Ellerton, Seagren, Kirchberg, Schmidt & Ambrose, 2007). Many of these incidents take place in the presences of children, which make these figures even more disturbing (Evans, Davies & DiLillo, 2008). Research indicates that 40.2% of United States battered women responding in national surveys state that their children have witnessed one or more abusive events (Edleson et al., 2007)....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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The History of Domestic Violence - Domestic Violence is a critical issue negatively impacting women in the world today. There has to be something done to prevent this type of abuse from happening. The results of my research revealed that there are many victims that do not know the type of help that is available and there needs to be major improvement in the way domestic violence cases are handled. Based on my findings, awareness and prevention programs should be implemented in every state in order prevent this type of abuse from happening over and over....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Domestic Violence and Social Problems - Domestic violence is a devastating social problem that impacts every sector of our population. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner(USDOJ,2012). Domestic violence can be physical, economic, emotional, sexual, or psychological. Physical domestic violence is an attempt to impose physical injury such as grabbing, slapping, hitting, biting, etc. Physical violence can also be withholding necessary resources to sustain health such as medication, food, sleep, or forcing alcohol or other drug use....   [tags: abusive behavior, relationship, violence]
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Domestic Violence: The Barriers to Leaving - Every choice that an abused woman considers to do with regards in seeking help or ending the relationship involves a variety of risks. Time and time again, the common question arises, “why doesn’t she just leave?” Most often abused women, at great and potentially fatal risk, do leave their abusive relationships. However, there is a multitude of barriers, including increasing abuse and the potential for re-victimization by the system that does not respond accordingly, and most often force many women to return to their abusers....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 1387 words
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Violence Against Women in Iraq - ... She had to go into hiding. She left him with the support of a local women’s organization. She too was killed in 2008, she was shot dead in the street in Basra. The authorities have failed to identify the suspects. This case helps to illustrate the situation of women in Iraq. Women are faced daily with violence and systematic discrimination. They are targeted simply because of their gender. Women ages 15-45 have described common cultural influence of the family, and misinterpretation of religion and country laws to be the main cause of the violence against women....   [tags: human trafficking, and domestic violence] 803 words
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Crime and Violence in School - Violence and crime in schools is a rising problem. This problem has created fear among many students and parents. A lot of research does show that higher violence is related to city schools, though there is still a significant amount in schools outside of the city. School violence does not actually begin in the school. Violence and crime in schools is related to the home life experience of the children committing these terrible deeds. Children that are allowed to watch TV shows that have violence or play the popular style of video games with violence have a higher chance of becoming actively violent at school....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Exceptional Violence by Deborah Thomas - ... In Thomas’ view, it’s important to understand the relationship between precolonial and postcolonial Jamaica as both eras provide evidence to the violence, which plagues this nation today. In chapter 3, Thomas states, “early colonial Jamaica was an abundant garden of power and terror…body parts chopped up and tossed into gullies; dead “dons” buried and exhumed; children burning to death in broad daylight (p. 87). This is related to the conflict in Kingston in chapter 1, where from 2001-2004 several communities leaders were killed, women raped and children murdered in horrific ways (several were brutally shot or bombed)....   [tags: causes for violence in Jamaica] 531 words
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The Cause of School Violence - As we approached the turn of the twenty-first century, news outlets increasingly covered violence in America’s schools; most specifically violence in the form of “school shootings.” A panic swept the entire country after the extended coverage of a few high profile incidents of school shootings. As a result, prominent sectors of society began searching for and analyzing the possible causes of school violence. Many were quick to blame violent television shows, films, and video games, but did the violence occur as a byproduct of violent entertainment or were these “bad influences” merely patsies....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Violence in Highschool and Colleges - Throughout the decade, violence in high schools and colleges has been dramatically increasing and taking a toll on society. The Columbine High School Massacre in Colorado, the sixteen year old boy beaten to death in Chicago, the Virginia Tech rampage, and the death of Yale student Annie Le should encourage government officials to discover a precise solution to cease this type of violent behavior. It seems like every time we read the newspaper, or turn on the TV, someone has been murdered or severely injured from violence in high schools and colleges....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Stranger-on-Stranger Violence - Stranger-on-stranger violence is random, unpredictable and can happen anywhere. In addition, there are no clear links between the victims and suspects. This does not mean that that the situations are completely spontaneous. Predators’ may keep track of certain places, like Automatic teller machines, fast-food restaurants and shopping malls, as a means to find the right target. Targets are selected for their innocence and naïve nature. Predators target these individuals because they want what the individual has (Meadows, 2010)....   [tags: Violence]
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Exploring Interpersonal Violence - One of the most common ways of defining violence is to only consider forms of criminal violence and to argue that violence is the use of force that has been prohibited by law (Riedel & Welsh, 2002, p.3). The Oxford dictionary when taking a legal dimension, defines violence as “the unlawful exercise of physical force”. This definition suggests that violence is harm that results in physical pain. It may be criticised for not taking into account emotional and psychological pain often associated with interpersonal violence....   [tags: Domestic Violence]
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Children as Witnesses of Domestic Violence - There is a preconceived notion that all families are a “great big happy family”, unfortunately this is entirely false for a hand full of families; not all families are filled with love and joy, a few possess a very dark side (Sev’er, 2014, pp. 273). This dark side is the violence that occurs within the family, whether it be child abuse or domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as violent or aggressive behaviour within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner (Oxford Dictionary)....   [tags: violence, child abuse, gruel groups]
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Television Violence and Domestic Violence - Abstract We examined the various forms of television violence and domestic violence in America. We provided statistics showing the amounts of violence facts about adolescent exposure. We compared and contrasted the differing effects of both and implemented a study to analyze the similarities. We observed children and gathered data regarding their response to specific kinds of violence and the psychological effects of each. We expected that the effects of television violence and domestic would be strikingly similar to one another and the results of our study prove the similarities and provoke awareness to the differences....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Family Violence in Thailand - I. Background/Problem Nowadays, we have seen much news that related with the family violence. It is the problem that needs to reduce and find the way out increasingly. Beginning with government sector in Thailand, they campaign to reduce the family violence by legislate and promote the family law to punish the culprit and protect the victim that is attacked from the members among family. Katherine, R(2011) presented that , “Domestic violence, also commonly referred to as family violence, is a form of interpersonal violence, and includes intimate partner violence (also known as spousal abuse or assault),child abuse and neglect, and abuse of older adults (or elder abuse)....   [tags: social issues, domestic violence]
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Domestic Violence Against Women - The World Health Organization defines violence as: “The intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, mal-development or deprivation”. WHO has declared violence against women both a public health problem and a violation of human rights. Violence against women is of many types and has many faces. Also called Gender-based violence, public health experts around the world have called it the “Hidden Epidemic”....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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The manifestation of violence in Antigone - Introduction The notion of violence by means of theme, language, staging, chorus and characterization is manifested in Sophocles’ Antigone. As suggested by Hannah Arendt (1969: 243) in her essay On Violence, “violence cannot be derived from power, in order to understand it, we must examine its roots and nature.” Violence can only be discussed when accompanied by a discussion of power. Walter Benjamin states “violence can first be sought only in the realm of means, not of ends” (1921:277) and relates violence to law and justice....   [tags: Sophocles, Violence, Theme, Language, Staging]
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What is Domestic Violence? - Violence is not a new thing, for centuries human beings have been violent one towards another. We as humans have to deal with different types of violence in every day life and some types of violence that we may experience are; child abuse, spousal abuse or domestic violence, violence directed towards elderly, sexual assault and harassment, professional misconduct, teen violence, murder is a act of violence, stalking in some way may be classified as type of violence. It is in human nature to do violence one or another way....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Violence in the Media: A Biased Evaluation - Since the creation of man, violence has played a natural part of human nature. Throughout the millennia, it has also become a crude form of entertainment for our species, especially since the arm of technology has extended its arm’s reach so greatly. To the surprise -- and anger -- of many, the majority of today’s addictive media revolves on an axis of desperation around violence. Although this may sound like a barbaric trend, it is a majority of greater good for many logical reasons. Violence in the media prepares children for the harsh slap of reality, helps them overcome their petty or crippling fears, and eminently benefits the economy; therefore, violence should more or less be widely a...   [tags: violence, violent media, mass media]
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Children, Media, and Violence - "The evidence is overwhelming. To argue against it, the link between media violence and teen violence is like arguing against gravity," said Jeffrey McIntyre, legislative and federal affairs officer for the American Psychological Association. As children are exposed to acts of violence in the media through television, video games, music, movies, etc. alarming results are occurring. The main negative effect being an increase in aggression among youth who are regularly exposed to the media and an increase in violent patterns as they mature into adulthood....   [tags: Media Violence and Aggression]
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Effects of Domestic Violence - Thousands of homes have been breached by domestic violence, separating many families over the past years. The confrontational battle between spouses, former spouses, and children has been a hot topic to major media sources. Thousands of women are beaten by their husbands every year, and reports aren’t nearly as close to the incidents that occur. A lot of people wonder what the definite reason is for household abuse. Blog sites have argued the fact of this blazing topic for years, and it continues to boil in the pots towards the future....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 548 words
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Violence Against Children - Violence against children is a phenomenon happening worldwide, in forms of physical, psychological violence. Children are deprived of care, basic social services, health care and education, child abuse, neglect, exploitation, forced to beg, trafficked. Children are still one of the social groups at risk, facing many problems that remain unresolved. Although the consequences may vary according to the type and severity of the violence, the short and long-term consequences for children are very often serious and destructive and are costly....   [tags: Domestic Violence]
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America’s Culture of Violence - Mark Twain Once said, “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.” Who could disagree with him. Show me another country where someone would walk into an elementary school with the intent to kill as many children as possible. In comparison to other first world countries, America proves to be the leading nation in terms of violence. We have people who murder innocent victims without cause or regret. Criminals always seem to be sad that they were caught....   [tags: america's culture of violence, decadence]
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Issues with Domestic Violence - Domestic violence is a complex issue that plagues society regularly. Judicial systems all over the United States have attempted to create regulations to protect victims of domestic abuse. Furthermore, scattered scarcely throughout the United States are non-profit and small organizations which attempt to supplement the judicial protection with additional resources. Nevertheless, domestic abuse seems to be much bigger than any services these systems can maintain. Victims of domestic violence suffer with harmful issues even judicial and non-profit systems have yet to overcome and as society advances, even more issue seem to arise....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Analysis of Gun Violence in the US - "We're not doing enough." President Obama vowed to use his power to curb gun violence after the slaying of 26 people in Newtown Connecticut. Chicago. The very place where the now President served as governor 4,265 people were murdered in just the city almost identical to Operation Iraqi Freedom which lasted nine years, with a total of 4,422 killed. Guns are currently being used in this society for, hunting, in the military drill team, for war and by the police force. Guns are also misused for murders, suicides, and gang activity....   [tags: guns, gun violence, gun control] 620 words
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Domestic Violence in Advertising - Domestic abuse is a very important issue. Someone can be abused physically, mentally, and verbally. These 1950’s Ads show woman being abused mentally and physically. Even though the ads aren’t explicitly promoting abuse, they use abuse to help sell their product. The ads argue that women are inferior to men because one shows a woman basically slaving over her husband and in the other one the husband is beating his wife. The image of the husband spanking his wife because she hadn’t been buying the fresh store-bought coffee is in black and white....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Domestic Violence and Abuse - Domestic abuse, also known as domestic violence, can occur between two people in an intimate relationship. The abuser is not always the man; it can also be the woman. Domestic abuse can happen between a woman and a man, a man and a man, or a woman and a woman. Domestic abuse shows no preference. If one partner feels abusive, it does not matter their sexual orientation, eventually the actions they are feeling will come out towards their partner. Other people often overlook domestic abuse. People generally do not like to get themselves involved in other people’s problems, especially when they believe there might be problems at home....   [tags: social issues, domestic violence]
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Possible Early Experiences of Domestic Violence - Children deserve a safe, violence free parents who will love, and protect them; they also need stability in that when things go wrong outside the home, then their homes become a place of safety, comfort, love, help and support. According to United Nations International Emergency Children’s Fund (UNICEF, 2006) yearly hundreds of millions of children are exposed to domestic violence, and this leaves a profound negative impact in their lives and that of their future; furthermore, these children not only witness those violent acts but also hear the sounds and may be aware of the signs; it is a global fact....   [tags: family violence, domestic violence, child abuse]
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Political Violence in South Africa - Repression by the South African government during the apartheid era, has hurt the ability for civil society groups to form. Instead of channeling grievances through civil society organizations that act as a “safety valve” for discontent in a more peaceful way, most South Africans who want to get their voices heard end up using violence as a tool in order to bring political gain.1 The use of violence as a component of South Africa's political culture was originated during the 1980s anti-apartheid struggle, where the ANC and other underground anti-apartheid groups would use violent and militaristic actions, language, and ideas to get their voices heard as part of social mobilization....   [tags: south africa, political violence, anc]
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Understanding the Domestic Violence Epidemic - Domestic violence is an epidemic in our society with dramatic, negative effects on individuals, families and communities. Domestic violence is a crime that knows no economic, racial, ethnic, religious, age or gender limits. Women who are victims of domestic violence most likely are also victims of sexual assault and, stalking. A domestic violence victim may experience systematic rape in addition to physical and psychological abuse. According to Backman, (p.54) nearly one in every four women are beaten or raped by a partner during adulthood....   [tags: Violence Against Women, women's rights]
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It's Time to Get Tough on Domestic Violence - Domestic Violence occurs to one in every four women in the United States and about one in every four fail to report it. There are a variety of solutions to resolve this issue. One solution is to establish a zero tolerance policy for first time offenders. Another solution is to provide temporary counseling for both victims and offenders to provide them help for their unstable relationship. Lastly, offenders are mandated to wear ankle bracelets that have prior records of Domestic Violence; this will overrun the restraining order policy amongst victims....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Swords to Ploughshares : The Social Causes of Violence - ... In modern western countries, we take for granted that violence is almost never (for the most part unjustly) carried out against in an individual. But Aung San Suu Kyi explains how some societies are actively using fear and violence against their own people, “The effort necessary to remain uncorrupted in an environment where fear is an integral part of everyday existence is not immediately apparent to those fortunate enough to live in states governed by the rule of law” (Violence 314). When the norm is an evil, corrupt government why would one chose to go against the system....   [tags: violence, menatilty, disobedience, peace] 2123 words
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Social Determinants of Interpersonal Violence and Health - Ans-1 Social determinants of interpersonal violence Relatively high rates of violence have been reported over the years among members of certain ethnic and racial groups and urban inhabitants. African Americans and Native Americans have comparatively high rates of assaultive interpersonal violence and homicide. Big cities continue to experience high rates of violence, focussed mainly among young black males in the United States. Immigrant groups, especially second and third generations, have higher rates of delinquency and violence than the more privileged and settled ethnic groups that moved earlier to the US....   [tags: health, violence, racial, gender] 1826 words
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Children: Innocent Victims of Domestic Violence - Domestic violence is comprised of willful intimidation, assault, battery, sexual assault or other abusive behavior committed by an intimate partner against another. According to The National Center for Victims of Crime (2011), aggressors of domestic violence persistently disparage, degrade or humiliate their partners. Unfortunately, domestic violence victims are known to habitually blame their own actions, rather than the violent behavior of the abuser. Conversely, violence perpetrated by abusers is repetitively self-driven and depends little on the victims' behavior....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Domestic Violence and Abuse: A Global Epidemic - Domestic violence is a serious issue that negatively impacts women in our society. “Domestic abuse is a violent confrontation between family or household members involving physical harm, sexual assault, or fear of physical harm” (Domestic Violence). Although domestic violence can impact men as well, this type of abuse seems to be more prevalent among women. This abuse destroys families and can even lead to death in some cases. Even though there has been improvement in spreading awareness about this social injustice, much more work must be done to put an end to domestic violence to protect families around the world....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Ways in Which the Media Has Desensitized People to Violence - As I sat in Alexander Hall at Invitation to Excellence, I looked around at the faces as the segment from The Dark Night played. I was struck by the faces of the students in the room—some were amused to an extent and the others were nearly expressionless—as they watched Batman pound The Joker’s head onto a table. The thought “how has the gore of movies desensitized our culture to the violence around them?” ran through my mind as I watched the students, products of our culture’s repugnant media. Statistics show, according to the American Psychiatric Association, that by eighteen years of age, an adolescent in the United States will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violenc...   [tags: media and violence] 785 words
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Media Violence or Myth? - Media violence is a topic that has warranted much discussion from active citizens, critics, and scientific researchers on both sides of the argument. In order to better understand the media violence debate a clear definition of violence, or aggression, must be established. However, one of the reasons that the heated discussion over media violence even exists is because of the difficulty in accomplishing this task. “Aggression is a highly complex phenomenon, whose etiology includes a wide variety of psychological, social, and circumstantial factors....   [tags: nature of aggression, TV causes violence]
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The Global Epidemic of Violence Against Women - In today’s global society violence against women is a grave issue of epidemic proportions. “Violence against women takes a variety of forms, all of which are violations of the fundamental rights of women,(50 Nnadi)” and the unequal position of women compared to men directly relates to violence against women, including sexual abuse (UN).Through this patriarchy women’s lack of individual rights and freedoms has been the largest correlating aspect to violence against women. Some key examples of how a lack of women’s rights has created ideal circumstances for violence against women to take over include Crimes of Honor, Genital Manipulation, Femicide, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Widowhood...   [tags: Violence Against Women is Global]
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Media Violence - Violence has been a contributing negative factor to society throughout history. Many researchers believe that the use of violent media, particularly video games, play a huge role in the downward trend of behavior and attitude of youth, and that this behavior continues to spiral out of control. However, other researchers believe that since violence has been occurring since the beginning of time, that adolescence are as capable today of violence, as they were a thousand years ago. Research has been found to link violent maladaptive behavior to the use of video games, but other researchers believe that the outcome is inconsistent to the findings, since the results are often skewed....   [tags: Television Violence ] 1535 words
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What is the Cause of Teen Violence - "Teen violence refers to harmful behaviors that can start early and continue into young adulthood" (Teen Violence). As generations continue to pass, the issue of teen violence remains. Why do kids act the way they do. What factors into their violent behavior. Questions like these do not have straight answers; instead, they seek out people's differing opinions. John Leo, Mike Males, Gloria Steinem, Charlie James, Chuck Shelton, Annette Fuentes, and James Garbarino share their opinions about the controversy of teen violence through newspaper and magazine articles....   [tags: Teen Violence, Harmful Behaviors, Young Adulthood]
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The Issue of Xenophobia and How it Leads to Violence - ... The attacks arose again in 2013 as on 30 May 2013, 25-year-old Abdi Nasir Mahmoud Good, was stoned to death, which was taken on a mobile phone and posted on the Internet. Incident after incident occurred and these attacks led to a public outcry in need of desperation. It is important that you as a South African, know the reasons and causes of these violent and outrageous xenophobic attacks. There are several causes why this issue occurred and is still occurring today. The failure to maintain the rule of law, the government's constant failures of controlling violence and keep crime under control that lead to people, especially in poor communities towards violence caused out of desperatio...   [tags: xenophobia, south africa, violence] 975 words
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Domestic Violence Against Women in Canada - Introduction Intimate partner violence has been a significant issue for centuries in all countries. "Since 1974, nearly 2,600 spousal homicides have been recorded in Canada" (Bunge, 2002). Of these homicides, more than three-quarters have been against women. Although through feminism and the women's liberation movement, there has been a slight improvement in the incidences of violence against women, there has also been a drastic change in the perception of the issue by society. After reviewing the most recent literature on violence against women and victimization through intimate partners, it has become prevalent that there are now two crucial stances that are taken....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 2259 words
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Violence in Video Games - Video games have greatly changed since their first appearance in the early 70s with games like Pong and Asteroid. From involving mainly just shapes, video games have evolved into whole worlds of their own that sometimes look extremely realistic. This has made the ever increasing violence in games look more and more graphic as games continue to look better. Today while most violent games have ratings put on them that prohibit them for kids, children still manage to get their hands on them. These violent video games, that children shouldn’t be playing, must have an effect on them....   [tags: children, negative behaviour, graphic violence]
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How to Reduce the Rate of Domestic Violence - As professional athletes remind us on a weekly basis, domestic violence is a social problem which continues to plague the nation. Through stricter law enforcement, improved hospital reporting techniques, and nationwide education and counseling, this problem can be reduced. Domestic violence has many different names such as, family violence, battering, wife beating, and domestic abuse. All these terms refer to the same thing, abuse by marital, common law, or a dating partner in an intimate relationship....   [tags: Preventing Domestic Violence]
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Geography: Violence and Poverty in The History of Libya - Throughout Libya’s history, there has been violence and poverty. Even while Libya was controlled by other nations, it continued to be invaded. Currently there is revolution in Libya while its new government attempts to put together the pieces. Thousands of people are being killed in the struggle for power. Libya is a relatively new independent country. It has spent most of its history controlled by other nations. These countries include Italy, United Kingdom, and France. Libya became an independent nation on 24 December 1951....   [tags: Violence, poverty, revolution]
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The Debate Over Video Game Violence - Approximately 90% of American kids ages 8 to 16 play video games for about 13 hours a week (Harding). There are many different kinds of video games but the particular genre that is becoming more and more popular among kids is violent video games. Games like “Grand Theft Auto”, “Call of Duty”, “Hitman” and “Mortal Kombat”. Each year these games become more realistic and more violent, leading some people to believe that there is actually a link between video game violence and real life violence. For decades research has been done on this topic to see if violence in video games can cause more aggressive behaviors in players, especially younger players....   [tags: Video Game Violence]
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We Must Stop Violence Against Women - As life continue to grow with outstanding achievements, there are also dark sides in this society. The more this community get developed, the more complicated it would be. Each year passed by, we have to face with many issues. Some of them are small, but some are not. Some problems caused the whole world to think and still not yet fixed. And violence against women is among them. Many women have to suffer from pain, both in physical and mental, without knowing how to stop or getting help from the others....   [tags: Domestic Violence]
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Power, Control and the Cycle of Domestic Violence - Domestic violence has been plaguing our society for years. There are many abusive relationships, and the only question to ask is: why. The main answer is control. The controlling characteristic that males attribute to their masculinity is the cause to these abusive relationships. When males don’t have control they feel their masculinity is threatened and they need to do something about it. This doesn’t occur in just their relationships, but rather every facet of life. Men are constantly in a struggle for power and control whether it is at work, home, during sports, or in a relationship, this remains true....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 1958 words
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Violence in Video Games - Imagine a calm setting at work one day and you get a phone call. It’s your child’s elementary school principal and he has awful news. An intruder has broken into your child’s school and he or she has performed what is commonly known as a school shooting. Things become hectic as you rush to the school to see if your child is okay. Luckily, he comes out of the school safely and you wrap him in your arms while other families are devastated by the results of the school shooting. The shooter’s motive was a result of playing violent video games....   [tags: Shooting, Violence, Profanity, Video Games]
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Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence - After many studies researchers have confirmed that when children are exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) it significantly effects their social emotional development (Hughes & Chau, 2013; Herman-Smith, 2013). This raises a concern; if IPV was to be measured emotional abuse should children be removed from their families. If we consider that the majority of children that witness IPV are under six and would not be able to fully understand what is happening we can conclude that they would not be able to report their maltreatment (Hughes & Chau, 2013)....   [tags: psychological and physical violence]
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Why Characters in a Variety of Poems Need Violence - In this essay I’m going to be comparing and contrasting a range of poems which are ‘Havisham’, ‘Salome’, ‘The Laboratory’, ‘Stealing’ by Carol Ann Duffy, ‘On My First Sonne’ by Ben Johnson and ‘November’ and ‘Hitcher’ by Simon Armitage. I am going to discuss and explore the reasons for these characters needs of violence, anger and death towards themselves and individuals. The characters in ‘Havisham’, ‘Salome’ and ‘laboratory’ are all women which have preoccupation with revenge, hate and jealousy....   [tags: violence, poetry,] 2133 words
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Injury can result from violence - Injury can result form violence Injury Can Result from Violence Injury can result from many different incidents. One specifically important incident resulting in injury is domestic violence. It is approximated statistically that 1.8 million to 3-4 million domestic violence cases occur each year, unfortunately, the number of cases that occur cannot be more accurate due to domestic violence usually occurring in the relative privacy of one’s home. (Kelly, 2003) As disturbing as these numbers may be, we need to acknowledge that domestic violence is not a new problem arising in American homes but what is new is that we are now more aware of how serious the issue of domestic violence i...   [tags: Social Issues, Domestic Violence] 1605 words
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Children and Media Violence - If I asked you how many people in the united states, children as well as adults, have seen a commercial or advertisement, what would you say. I’m sure many would agree that the answer most people would respond with is; a lot. Let me start off by giving you just an idea of how much media exposure we Americans take in on a daily basis. According to Roy H. Williams, whose Wizard of Ads books contain a large amount of relevant and extremely helpful information on media and Ad exposure and how they influence our society....   [tags: media advertisement, ad exposure, violence] 950 words
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Correlation Between Media Violence and Aggression - The media in today’s society is very influential on children. There are many things that children at a very young age are learning, for example violence. Many children learn violent behavior and they become violent and aggressive children because they are exposed to so much mature content. Many parents are not aware of what their children are watching, and without knowing it, their children are raised by the media. Many television shows contain a lot of violence, for example kids fighting each other, kids bullying other kids and kids yelling and disrespecting their parents....   [tags: Media Violence Linked to Aggression]
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Batter Women Syndrome- Domestic Violence - A justice-related issue that I see relevant to our society today is in relation to women who suffer from domestic violence/ battering. Batter Women Syndrome (BWS) has recently been reformed in the United States as the Batter Person Syndrome (BPS) to include men as potential victims of domestic violence/ batter. The term batter person syndrome has been recognized as a social issue and legal changes have taken place in the United States in order to protect individuals affected by domestic violence/ battering....   [tags: Domestic Violence, Battering, Women]
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Rape- An Unwanted Sexual Violence - Rape – An Unwanted Sexual Violence Sexual violence, especially rape, is a major emerging health related issue in the United States of America. According to the NISVS survey conducted by the CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20 percent of the women and 1.5 percent of the men (in the U.S.) have been involved in rape cases at some times in the past, while about 50 percent of the women and 20 percent of the men have been victims of sexual violence (other than rape) at some point in their lifetime (this may include coercive sexual intercourse, unwanted and un-consented sexual contact as well as experiences)....   [tags: Sexual Violence, Health Related Issue, Rape]
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Reducing School Violence - There are numerous programs and studies aimed at reducing school violence, but how does a school district know what type of program would work best for their students. In the article, Reducing School Violence: School-Based Curricular Programs and School Climate (2008), Michael Greene, reviewed different approaches on reducing school violence to determine if one approach was better than another. One of the hardest components of researching the effectiveness of school violence prevention/reduction programs is the fact that all researchers view “violence” differently....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Gun Violence in America - On December 14, 2012 Adam Lanza, a 20 year old with asperger’s syndrome, shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut . According to the final report by the states attorney’s office he got in the school at 9:30 AM in the morning and shot the principal and the school’s psychologist that went out to the hallway to check loud bangs they heard. He then moved on to class rooms where innocent children were learning and started shooting and by 9:40 AM, just ten minutes later, he took the lives of twenty six people, including twenty children age twelve and below and six adults, before taking his own life (State Report on Sandy Hook Elementary shooting)....   [tags: Shootings, Sandy Hook, Violence, Gun Rights]
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Overview of Different forms of Domestic Violence - Today, the heartbreaking actuality with domestic violence is genuine because we have or had an encounter with these ourselves. We also know someone that has or has come across with domestic violence. Domestic violence is a prototype of sadistic actions exemplified by the intention to acquire or sustain authority and domination over an intimate partner or other family members. There are vigorous actions or risks of dynamic actions with behaviors that terrorize, manipulate, segregate, terrify, coerce, imminent, and point the finger at, indignant, harm, or wound partner and or other family members....   [tags: domestic violence, sexual harassment, abusers]
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Connections between Video Games and Violence - Many of the young people of today’s generation have played video games, whether it is Candy Crush, Flappy Bird, Mario, Sonic, Call of Duty, Minecraft, or Skyrim. Almost every electronic device is capable of running games. As advancement in technology increases, the video game industry will also advance. More and more of the next generations are bound to be affiliated with video games. There is a debate whether video games cause people to be violent, especially in adolescents. There has been much research done to come to a conclusion to this question....   [tags: Generation, Video Games, Violence, Teenagers]
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Violence in the Schools - The problem we are facing today with violence in the schools is a major concern with communities everywhere. Juvenile homicide is twice as common today as it was in the mid 1980's. It isn't the brain that the kids are born with that has changed in half a generation; what has changed though is the easy access to guns and the glorification of revenge in real life and in entertainment. Crime in and around schools is threatening the well being of students, as well as the staff and surrounding communities....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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School Violence - Preventing school violence has been an issue in our society for so long it has almost become commonplace. According to an article on www.infoplease.com, since the year 2000, there have been a recorded 64 shooting related incidents that involved publicly occupied areas. That is an occurrence of almost five per year. Of those 64, 94% of these incidents were school related shootings. The violence goes from elementary schools all the way up to college universities. The statistics are not pretty by any means....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Police-Perpetrated Domestic Violence - For my research project I decided to do it on domestic violence. Domestic violence can be described as a violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. Domestic violence can happen on the street, in one’s home or even in a public place. The people who are exposed to domestic violence can be children, men and women; women are usually the ones that suffer from domestic violence from their loved ones. There are plenty of subtopics to choose from that involves domestic violence, the sub topic that interested me the most was Police Officers that are involved in Domestic Violence acts....   [tags: officer-involved domestic violence (OIDV)]
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Gang Violence - Gang violence is a growing problem in this world. No parent would like to imagine their kids dealing with weapons or being threatened by them. These violence’s affects each child individually and their families as well. These gangs recruit multiple different individuals for many reasons such as bribery, family traditions, or even threatening. Although, many kids feel like they have to be a part of it but there are many resources out in this world to prevent them from believing so....   [tags: Gang Violence Essays]
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Domestic Violence - Domestic violence has gotten so bad now that it is recognized as a national health problem (Yonaka, L, et al.). Statistics done by the Bureau of Justice between the years 2001 and 2005 showed that about 511,000 violent assaults were made against women, and about 105,00 against men by their spouse or partner, half resulting in physical injury. In another statistic, about one in six pregnant women were reported for domestic violence cases (“Screening for Abuse May Be Key to Ending It.”). The affects that the domestic violence had in the health of the fetus was that the baby had a delay in prenatal care, and the risk for low birth weight had gone up....   [tags: Violence, abuse, depression]
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Violence Against Women - Aboriginal women and girls are strong and beautiful. Unfortunately, they often face life-threatening, gender-based violence and disproportionately experience violent crimes because of hatred and racism (Fact Sheet: Violence Against Aboriginal Women , 2013). According to Statistics Canada, Aboriginal woman are three to five times more likely to experience violence than non-Aboriginal women (Fact Sheet: Violence Against Aboriginal Women , 2013). Fortunately, this frightening trend has been noticed and interventions such as the Sisters In Spirit social movement and Kanawayhitowin Campaign have been created to assist in diminishing these violent events....   [tags: Aboriginal Women, Violence, Racism, Hatred]
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School Violence - As a society, how should we respond to the violence taking place in schools. How do we respond to the traumatic events of the twentieth century, where a series of school shootings lead by students at 12 different schools planned and carried out violent shootings that resulted in the deaths of several students and teachers at each school. These events alone have come from the United States, in fact from Washington, Alaska, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Oregon, Virginia, Colorado, Georgia, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Michigan, Florida, and California (Daniels 2011)....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Gang Violence - In society most people feel safe and do not have a sense of urgency that something appalling will transpire around them. Although these people may hear about the surplus of current events going on around the world today that may be abysmal they tend to not care because they perceive that it will not arise around their home. Gang violence in youths is a prominent problem around numerous portions of the world today. Youths are forced to go along with the engagements taken place in the gang which can be cataclysmic to society and themselves....   [tags: Society, Youth, Violence]
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Violence on Media - With every passing day people await the next big box office hit, the next episode of their favorite sitcom, or the latest news, but do they realize how what they are viewing could be effecting them. With violence growing in our media and entertainment could it be effecting the way people behave toward each other. Could there be more to the blood on the screen or the shove witnessed by the television viewer ?When the evidence says that it does why are there so few people doing something about it....   [tags: Televised Violence] 384 words
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Female Domestic Violence and Rape towards Men: A Review of the Human Rights Issue - Female Domestic Violence and Rape towards Men: A Review of the Human Rights Issue Domestic violence is not new, but the shift of women perpetrators and male victims is growing around the world. This global health issue is rarely raised as an issue due to the focus that is on women’s health. The ecological framework of female on male violence and rape is separated into four categories: the individual, family, social-structural status, as well as social cultural aspects. Continuing to understand how incidents happen and how they can be prevented is a major priority and should be considered a serious issue and not a laughing matter....   [tags: Domestic Violence]
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Violent Video Games Do NOT Contribute to Youth Violence - Although violent video games are thought to encourage real world violence, they actually help to prevent it. I am focusing on violent video games and how they affect juveniles because I feel that this issue needs to be looked at in the criminal justice community. It is an unnecessary distraction to blame the actions of a disturbed youth on a form of entertainment that has been used by millions of people without incident. A review article published in The Psychiatric Quarterly found that many studies which claim to indicate an increase in aggression due to video games are, in fact, biased....   [tags: Video Games Violence]
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Same Sex Domestic Violence Epidemic by Maya Shwadyer - Understanding Same Sex Violence INTRODUCTION The article I chose for my popular press critique is called; Same sex domestic violence epidemic is silent by Maya Shwadyer. The reason why I chose this article was to learn why or how same domestic violence happens and I can give my friend/family help if they become in this situation. The article examines many cause and effects concepts of relationship violence and how to seek an end of abusive relationships. The three main points identified in this essay are, understanding what is relationship violence, intimate violence, defining homosexual and bisexual, causes and effects of same sex violence ( emotionally, physically, and cognitively....   [tags: relationship violence, homosexual, bisexual]
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European Convention on Human Rights and Domestic Violence - EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE I. Issue This study addresses a scenario in which a woman has suffered domestic violence at the hands of her husband and which her two children have been witness to repeatedly with the police claiming they can do nothing because it is a domestic issue. The woman in this scenario sought a protection order from the court which denied her such protection and subsequently requested assistance from the Ministry of the Interior who also denied her relief since the problem involved a private dispute....   [tags: family, protection, violence, women]
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