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Domestic Assault Differences between Gender and Race
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Domestic Assault Differences between Gender and Race Abstract The study conducted in this paper was used to determine who is most likely to commit domestic assault. The research in this study was conducted to examine the relationship between domestic assaults and gender in terms of race. The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) was used in order to satisfy the research for this study. It is a national cluster survey that is administered bi-yearly to around 50,000 households and only uses subjects that are victims of crimes. The research of this study showed that men were statistically more significant to commit domestic assault than women. It also showed that whites committed more domestic assaults than did blacks. In the end, the research showed that white women were more likely to be victims of domestic assault than black women. The finds of this study provide information on who is more likely to commit domestic assault and may aid law enforcement officers in the future. Key Words: Domestic Assault, Gender, Race
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Domestic assault is a very serious crime that occurs in America every day. Sometimes it is not reported, and when it is, the police have a difficult time finding a reason to arrest or charge a person. In the heat of an argument between intimate partners, feelings can cause irrational responses in one of the partners. The assault that evolves from the aggression is not always reported to the police; the respondents feel that the argument was the cause and thus it is a moot point because they may feel it will not happen again. The research that is conducted in this paper is to examine the statistics of domestic assault in regards of gender controlling for race. Prior research shows that in the years from 1993 to 2005 the actual rate of domestic assault cases has decreased in that 13 year time span (Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 2005). This data does show that there is an overall decrease in domestic assault. Women are more often the victims of domestic assault than men. 521,741 domestic assaults occurred in 2003 and of those women were victimized 19 percent as opposed to 3 percent of men were victimized according to The National Center for Victims of Crime. The research that is done can help identify the causes of domestic assault and who is more likely to commit the assault. From the results, specific areas of interest will arise and can be addressed by future changes in the court system or marital counseling. Domestic assault is a problem in the United States and many times it is not reported for various reasons. The assaults result in many injuries and hospital stays which increases the overcrowding that already occurs in hospitals. Literature Review
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