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For my research project I decided to do it on domestic violence. Domestic violence can be described as a violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. Domestic violence can happen on the street, in one’s home or even in a public place. The people who are exposed to domestic violence can be children, men and women; women are usually the ones that suffer from domestic violence from their loved ones. There are plenty of subtopics to choose from that involves domestic violence, the sub topic that interested me the most was Police Officers that are involved in Domestic Violence acts. I chose to do my research topic on domestic violence because I want to learn more about the topic and who does it all effect and if someone is exposed to domestic violence could it harm them is some sort of way. Domestic violence among police officers happen more than usual and happens more compared to domestic violence in non-police officer families. The reason for this is because I believe it is all of the stress that police officers have on the job and what they have to deal with involving murders, rapist and all of the psychological problems they deal with on a daily basis on the job which causes the offices to drink and do drugs to get the mental pictures out of their heads of deaths and that can cause police officers to commit these domestic violence acts. When police officers are involved in domestic violence acts, what happens to them and can they get away with the assault compared to non-police officers just because they are a police officer? Police officers have trained and developed trained tactics over the years of them becoming a police officer; they use those skilled tactics t.

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