Preview referat: Domestic violence
Gradually, the abusive forms grow in number of appearances and intensity. It is extremely important to know that abuses don't come over night; they involve a step-by-step process that follows the disintegration of the aggressed person. Even though there isn't a victim's pattern, abusive relations have similar characteristics. In most cases, the men claims power and control over his wife, considered "his property".
We live with the false impression that domestic violence exists only in lower society, that the victims are weak people, incapable of leaving an abusive relation, or that the victims could stop the violent acts if they were sufficiently determined. It is true that financial issues represents a risk factor and can generate aggressive reactions, but domestic violence is the result of one's need to demonstrate to his partner that he's the one in control, that he has the power in his hands.
The way from "she deserved a slap", "it's for her own good"," she asked for it" to physical and mental injuries is measured in punches.
The family usually keeps public appearance; the aggressions happen "behind closed doors" and sometimes the victim doesn't admit neither to herself that she is submitted to abuse, especially if it is a psychological one. This is why institutions and specialists hardly identify and intervene in these cases. « mai multe referate din Drept