Domestic Violence Against Men

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Domestic Violence Against Men
Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences
PSY 325
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October 17, 2011

When we think if domestic violence we automatically think that it is against the female in a relationship but it is becoming more and more prevalent that the abuse is where the male is the victim. Research has proven that little or no concerns or given to battered men who cry out for help from law enforcement officers and in the courts the cases are given minimum status for prosecution. The focus just is not there nor is there a sense of urgency as it is in the case of abused women. There are very limited resources available for abused men and very minimal funding provide for assistance of any kind. Statics have shown that domestic violence reports rates are higher in women than in men since men tend to hide the abuse due to being socially stereotyped or just because of their own pride. Even so there is a great need for the equal opportunity for the abuse victim regardless of their gender. Researchers into domestic violence believe that it may not against women decrease at a rapid rate but that we should walk away when the men share their pain? Chloe, a thirty five year old female called police regarding alleged abuse by her husband, she quickly came to her senses and admitted to police that she should be the one being arrested. Chloe said that she had physically and verbally abuse her disabled husband; unfortunately law enforcement officers did not arrest or detain Chloe and the abuse continued (Malenfant, 2001). No matter who is the abusing partner in a relationship, domestic violence is a very serious issue. Domestic violence against women is something that everyone is familiar with. However, domestic violence against men is slowly becoming recognized by society. Men are slowly coming forward to…...

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