Theoretical Framework on Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence among Women and Children
A Theoretical Framework are theories that is formulated to explain, predict, and understand phenomena and, in many cases, to challenge and extend existing knowledge, within the limits of the critical bounding assumptions. The theoretical framework is the structure that can hold or support a theory of a research study. The theoretical framework introduces and describes the theory which explains why the research problem under study exists. There are three topics that will be discussed: (a) the background on domestic violence and the different reasons why women stay, (b) the criminal justice system and how the laws need to be reformed in order to protect individuals against this type of violence, (c) the health risks that are associated with domestic violence, and (d) how domestic violence affect the children and family.
Domestic Violence is a physical, or emotional, sexual abuse that is performed on a spouse or a child. Domestic violence is a sense of controlling the other person in the relationship. Most people don’t understand that most of the time violent attacks against women are committed by someone they know. According to the FBI there are about 1,500 women killed each year by husbands or boyfriends. Laws on domestic violence vary by country. Domestic violence is generally outlawed in the Western World, this not the case in many developing countries. To begin with, let’s talk about the background on domestic violence and the different reasons why women stay. Well, most women have a hard time leaving an abusive relationship no matter how drastic it is. Some women who leave their homes have difficulties with living in poverty and other sorts of dilemmas in that nature. Often, violence can be from the man and the women. In addition, some women admire the person who’s abusing, or at least love them initially. Some men who are abusive aren’t...
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