Domestic violence happens when someone tries to either physically or emotionally abuse someone in an attempt to take control of their life by using fear. Domestic violence is often used by males in order to control their partner or their spouses, although there have been cases where a male has been physically or emotionally abused by his spouse and or girlfriend as well. Unfortunately, males are often too embarrassed to report being abused. Domestic violence is not only limited to abuse of a spouse or a partner, it could also include the elderly and children. If domestic violence is not reported it could lead to elder abuse, battered women, child abuse, a cycle of violence and homelessness which all, could end up resulting in death. There is a lot of organization designed to help deal with the majority of all these problems if only they could as for it. So in this paper I will be analyzing some of the results that could occur because of somebody using domestic violence to control others.
Elder abuse will be my first topic that is the result of domestic violence. Elder abuse often can take place in hospitals or shelters but the majority of the time it takes place at the elders own home by his or her family. Reasons that an elder would get abused by his or her family might because the family members are trying to gain their money before they pass so they won't spend the whole thing. Also, it might be because they did not have a good relationship when they were younger so they want to get back at them. In 2000, a study that included responses from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Guam elder abuse has reached epidemic proportions, with more than 166,000 cases substantiated for that year (Underwood 2014). Fortunately, organizations such as National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) and National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) helps elders by providing vital information about elder abuse and neglect as well as teaching how to stop it before it affects them both physically and emotionally.