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Chapter 14 Chapter 14 Violence, Abuse, and Harassment Violence, Abuse, and Harassment
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“Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live in every experience, painful or joyous, to live in gratitude for every moment, to live abundantly.” Dorothy Thomson
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Introduction WHO’s Classification of Violence 1. Self-directed violence 2. Interpersonal violence 3. Collective violence
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Self-Directed Violence Suicidal behavior Self-mutilation Skin cutting with razors and knives Burning or biting one’s self Picking one’s skin or hair Extreme injuries such as autoenucleation, castration, or amputation Risk factors include: Female gender, adolescence and college age, substance abuse or personality, history of self-mutilation
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Interpersonal Violence Family/partner violence—stalking, domestic battering, elder abuse, child abuse, rape Community violence—robbery, carjackings, aggravated assault, rape, homicide, sexual harassment Collective Violence Collective violence—armed conflicts; genocide, repression, and other human rights abuses; terrorism; organized violent crime Violence directed at women—female genital mutilation, female infanticide, trafficking, acts of rape during war
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Perspectives on Violence Sociocultural Issues Events that “trigger” violence Not obeying one’s husband/partner Talking back to one’s husband/partner Not having food ready on time Failing to care adequately for children or home Questioning one’s husband/partner about money or girlfriends Going somewhere without permission Refusing one’s husband or partner sex Expressing suspicions of infidelity
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Percentage of Women Reporting Rape in Their Lifetime by Race/Ethnicity of Victim
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Historical Trends No punishment for husbands in England murdering their wives until nineteenth century U.S. courts did not criminalize wife beating until
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course HLTH 471 taught by Professor Carolynvoorhees during the Spring '11 term at Maryland.

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