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SociologicalForums: Domestic Violence

SociologicalForums: Domestic Violence

Soci421: Week 7 Forum

Domesticviolence has become a chronic issue in the contemporary society. Theperception that people have about different professions influencetheir view of domestic violence. For example, the society has beenmade to believe that domestic violence is common or normal in afamily with a military spouse (Elliston &amp Lutz, 2003). This hasmade the wives of military officers to think that violence is part oftheir marriage life and they at times end up being killed before theythink about finding a solution. In addition, the media influence theway people see the issue of domestic violence. For example, the mediamanaged to convince the society that domestic violence is positivelyassociated with the poverty or economic status (Stewart, 2009).

Peoplehave different reasons to blame the victims of domestic violence. Themost common reason is that people always want to distance themselvesfrom these unpleasant happenings. They achieve this by accusing orlabeling victims in order to create a false sense that these victimsare different from themselves. This is the major reason that victimsend up keeping silent since no one in the society is willing to comefor their help (Stewart, 2009).

Manypeople in the modern society ask why the victims of domestic violencestay instead of addressing the underlying problem. These people failto understand the cause domestic violence. They also fail to weighbetween resolving the issue with the objective of keeping the familyas a unit and encouraging the victim to leave the family. People whohold the opinion that the victim should believe that separation offamily members will resolve the issue while forgetting that domesticviolence requires both the psychological and physical interventions(Stewart, 2009).

Domesticviolence can be addressed in three major ways. The first solution isto empower women economically with the objective of reducing theirreliance on their working husbands. Some women and oppressed anddecide to remain in the marriage because they cannot sustainthemselves economically outside that marriage (Grim, 2009). Secondly,the judicial system should change the way domestic violence cases arehandled. In most cases, one judge handles the divorce issue while thecriminal aspects of domestic violence are handled by a differentjudge. This is a tedious process for a victim, which might discouragevictims from looking for solutions in the judicial system. Third,civic education can play a critical role in changing the wrongperceptions held by the society about domestic violence. Educationshould discourage the myths, such as the idea that a victim must havedone wrong to be victimized and women can only make good wives ifthey are beaten.


Elliston,J. &amp Lutz, C. (2003). Hidden casualties: An epidemic of domesticviolence when troops return from war. SouthernExposure31 (1), 1-11.

Grim,R. (2009, November 14). When getting beaten by your husband is apre-existing condition. TheHuffington Post.Retrieved June 18, 2015,from

Stewart,P. (2009, November 27). Patrick Stewart: The legacy of domesticviolence. TheGuardian.Retrieved June 18, 2015, from

SOCI332: Week 3 forum


Acommunity health care worker can use the concepts of probability toestimate or forecast different health care challenges affecting thecommunity. For example, concepts of probability help the communityhealth care workers to use the previous data on sexually transmitteddiseases to predict the number of new infections as well as the totalnumber of people who are expected to suffer from these diseases in agiven period. In addition, the probability theory, which is one ofthe probability concepts, can be used to determine the reliability ofhealth care interventions.

Decisionsof a health care worker can suffer significantly without probabilitybecause it is practically impossible to make decisions accurately.This means that making predictions through probability is the onlyway to make reliable forecasts.

Thearticle “Probability, clinical decision making and hypothesistesting” was authored by Banerjee, A., Jadhav, S., and Bhawalkar,J. and published in the Industrial Psychiatry Journal in 2009. Theauthors emphasized on the significance of probability in makingdecisions in the clinical field. Diagnostic probability is among themost common concepts that help clinicians to predict the chances ofdiagnosing a given proportion of the population with any givendisease. Clinicians also use probability to determine the reliabilityof certain treatment procedures and drugs using the concept ofreliability theory of probability.

Selectedresearch project

Thedomestic violence is a chronic issue that is understudied. Theproposed study will focus on the impact of domestic violence onchildren. The research will mainly focus on the impact of domesticviolence on education, physical, and cognitive development of theaffected children. The research hypothesizes that domestic violencehinders the educational, physical, and cognitive development of theaffected children.


Banerjee,A., Jadhav, S. &amp Bhawalkar, J. (2009). Probability, clinicaldecision making and hypothesis testing. IndustrialPsychiatry Journal,18 (1), 64-69. Doi:&nbsp10.4103/0972-6748.57864