June 14, 2011
Victims of Violence a Vulnerable Population Over the past few decades the population of the United States as well as the World in general has increased. After that increase in the general population the numbers of the vulnerable population sky rocketed as well. This leads to the passages below. This will focus on the vulnerable population known as victims of violence. Violence has been around since the beginning of time therefore various types of violence occur. In this paper the subject being explored is the population of domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Domestic violence is not prejudice, people from every racial, ethnic, and economic group has or will suffer from some sort of domestic violence within their lifetime. Abuse in a relationship happens to people who have less power, mainly women, children, and elderly. Nevertheless, it is important to realize that they are not the only one who can suffer from abuse. Men can be abused by women and also parents by their children. However, the most common kind of domestic violence is man against women, in 95% of all domestic cases the victim is female (Kinstlinger-Bruhn, 1997). Domestic violence is also referred to as family violence, this may include violence between husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend, and it is the same for gay and lesbian relationships (Martian, Michelle. 2007). Abuse wears many faces; the three faces are physical, emotional, and sexual. 1) Physical abuse is violent; it is any act meant to injure or hurt another person. It includes punching, grabbing, kicking, punching, etc. 2) Sexual abuse includes any sexual act that people are forced to do against their will. This may or may not include intercourse. 3) Emotional abuse is the hardest to prove, yet its effect is just as painful, and it is the toughest to overcome. This abuse includes name-calling, blaming, and threats (Kinstlinger-Bruhn,