The community should support and help women who want to leave abusive relationships. Money should be put into shelters and counseling to better help with the victims of domestic violence. However, the real problem lies with how society raises its children. Society should rethink its attitude towards women and teach children what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to behavior. If education is not of great importance to our society to prevent future domestic violence then it will only be a bigger problem as time passes.
Awareness of the problem is leading to more and more research on the matter. Women, to begin with, need equal rights in order to rid society of this problem. Beginning in the late 1970's, women who were concerned and many of whom were once victims of domestic violence themselves have developed services in assistance to help other victims of violence. They have been active in bringing the public's attention to this problem and also have been active in the effort of receiving funds (Davis, 1995).
senior thesis-domestic violence and the criminal justice system
As citizens we need to help those who we know are in these situations and help them get out. This issue is so broad that it could literally take books and books to truly understand the whole view of the situations. It is obvious that domestic violence cuts across lines of race, nationality, language, culture, economics, sexual orientation, physical ability, and religion to affect people from all walks of life. Racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression can impact how people experience violence in their lives and how they are able to get help. People have developed specific resources to make sure that all individuals in any circumstance can get the help and support they need to end domestic violence in their lives.