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Biological Factors of Family Violence
ADVANCED TOPICS IN PSYCOHOLOGY
GPS 493 CM
YANNIE TEN BROEKE
Biological Factors in Family Violence
Family violence is also regarded to as intimate partner violence, dating abuse, battering, spousal abuse or domestic violence. Family violence is the type of behavioral patterns that encompasses abuse of one partner by the other. This type of abuse occurs in marriages, within the family, while dating and during cohabitation. Both men and women experience this type of abuse and it also takes place in both heterosexual and same sex marriages and relationships. There are several types of family violence which include emotional, economic, verbal, physical and sexual abuse. The type of abuse can vary from subtle, coercive to violent forms.
The extreme types of abuse comprise of killing which is characterized by honor killing and homicide. Honor killing is done in some cultures and it involves terminating the life of a woman who has refused an arranged marriage of a lady who is found not to be a virgin during her wedding night (Etuk et al., 2013). Accordingly, the documentation, definition, perception and awareness pertaining to family violence diverge from country to country and also from one era to another. With respect to the World Health Organization, 38 percent of all women death is as a result of abuse. Some of the abuses executed on women are with the explication that the perpetuators think it is the right action to commit. On the other hand, family abuse occurs in a cycle. Thus, during tension, acts of violence are committed. Subsequently, this is followed by a period of peace, calm and...