Lenore Walker, a researcher and feminist, first introduced it in the 1970. She based this theory on interviews carried out with women who had survived violent relationships. The Cycle of Violence was aimed at describing and…
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To Walker, violence acts are generally preceded by times of developing unrest in the relationship. The abuser is likely to be increasingly short tempered, paranoid, or jealous (Walker, 2009).The victim will often try to protect himself or herself by placating the abuser. The victim can do nothing to avoid upsetting the partner.
The abuser becomes violent through physical attacks, intimidating behavior, threats, and emotional abuse to keep the victim in line. In this phase, the victim may be too frightened to seek out the required help.
From a psychological view, the cycle of violence is a behavior pattern, deemed as unacceptable. It is because of certain influences and conveyed in particular circumstances like in intimate relationships (McClennen, 2010). It has a basis in general human behavior; it explains how specific forces such as other people’s behavior and the component phases of personal behavior may influence human behavior. Walker argued that victimization, early disclosure to violence, and the consequential antisocial behavior are connected.
This theory has been utilized to explain various scenarios, such as the contribution of parent to child abuse in developing violent future generations, particularly in domestic violence (Pagelow & Pagelow, 1984). The cycle of violence can be used to refer to abusive behavior and domestic violence. It can be used in reference to explain that children who live with domestic violence perceive that abuse is
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According to the paper domestic violence escalates during pregnancy. It is the leading cause of birth defects in newborns and the major cause of miscarriages. Nurses have necessary potential and competence in supporting victims of domestic violence. They may act as advocates providing counselling services and listening to battered women. The nurse should also be able to devise long-term strategies for women who are victims of abuse.
The implication of cycle of violence in the context of emotional abuse in the novel helps the readers to understand the image of the American society through different dimensions. The hope that is left for the victims in this cycle is to reach to the point where they undergo reconciliation and have calmer life for a certain time period.
Effects of Domestic Violence on Children Introduction Domestic violence has affected children mentally, psychologically and socially. Disturbing statistics has shown that about four million children in the United States experience domestic violence yearly (Patton, 2002).
The fact of this matter is that domestic violence is indeed a crime, one that is punishable by English law if only the victims gain the courage and support to step forward and press charges against their abusers.
When a person fully examines the history of domestic violence it can be defined as an occurrence that use to be acceptable in many different cultures all throughout the world.
Parents and educators continue to stress that the damage violent media inflicts on children will continue into adulthood. Multiple studies have demonstrated that violent media makes violent adults. This problem is larger than just turning off the violence.
Rather, it encompasses not only a physical act of aggression, but also coercive behavior that includes psychological or emotional abuse extending to "threats against personal property, pets, and other family members; destruction of belongings; and the imposition and exploitation of economic dependence." (Frias 552) While present at all levels of social, economic, and ethnic class, Hispanic women are at an elevated risk for such behavior.
Women's as well as men's rights were noted to have unequal weight of public concerns.
One seasoned and uncommon issue on the subject of feminism is the domestic violence among women. British Medical Association has reported that, there are one (1) out of four (4) women is abused.'This is based in one survey Islington which included 571 women as well as 429 men and the study further revealed that, of the three women, one of them had experienced domestic violence, a quarter women were also found to have been forced to engage in sex even though it is against their will (Pizzey, 1998; par 1).
Elder abuse is simply defined as physical and psychological mistreatment of elderly people. In most cases the abusers are the inmates of the family. The perpetrators are generally adult off springs and care givers. Civilization has dissipated a very small portion of this violence .B.D Perry (1997) ascribes a decrease in violent behavior to the increase in capacity of cortical structures of human brain which in turn is nurtured and developed by the sensory experiences.
searcher’s research concerns mental health promotion in particular with regard to children who have been through adversities, sexual crime, and harsh conditions such as child labour. The crucial inter-linkage in this research is between child rights and the right to mental