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Violence as a Means of Social Control

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Shawnna Simmons

on 19 November 2013

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Transcript of Violence as a Means of Social Control

Violence as a means of Social Control
Violence Defined
The intentional use of physical force or power,
threatened or actual, against oneself, another
person, or against a group or community, that
either results in or has a high likelihood of
resulting in injury, death, psychological harm,
maldevelopment or deprivation.
The Forms of Violence
Physical Violence
When someone uses a part of their body or an object to control your actions
Pushing, shoving, pinning or holding a person down, confinement, pinching, hair pulling, slapping, punching, arm twisting, kicking, biting, strangling, choking, burning, over medication, assault and threats with an object or weapon, stabbing, and murder.
Sexual Violence:
When someone forces you to take part in sexual activity when you do not want to
Touching in a sexual manner against your will; rape; forcing you to perform sexual acts that are degrading or painful; use of a weapon for compliance; denial of a women's sexuality; humiliating criticizing or trying to control a woman's sexuality; denial of sexual information and education; withholding sexual affection; forced abortion; forced prostitution; unfounded allegations of promiscuity and or infidelity.
Types of Violence
Interpersonal Violence
Self Directed Violence
Collective Violence
Stopping Violence
Psychological Violence
When someone uses threats and causes fear in you to gain control
Threatening to harm you, your children or family if you leave; threatening to harm themselves; threats of violence; threats of abandonment; destruction of your personal property; social isolation from your family and friends; confinement to the home; verbal aggression; constant humiliation
When someone has the responsibility to provide care and assistance but does not.
Emotional Violence:
Spiritual Violence:
Cultural Violence:
Financial Abuse:
Verbal Abuse:
When someone does or says something to make you feel stupid or worthless
When someone uses your religious or spiritual beliefs to manipulate, dominate or control you
When you are harmed as a result of practices condoned by your culture, religion or tradition.
When someone uses Language, whether spoken or written, to cause you harm.
When someone controls your financial resources without your consent.
Name calling; constant criticism; blaming all relationship problems on you; humiliating or belittling in front of others; using the silent treatment; confinement to the home; not allowing you to have contact with family and friends; destroying possessions; threats; jealousy; intimidation; stalking; threatening to take children; and threatening to commit suicide.
Trying to prevent you from practicing your religious or spiritual beliefs; making fun of your religious or spiritual beliefs; forcing you to raise your children in another religion or spiritual choice; using your religious or spiritual beliefs to manipulate, dominate or control you.
Female Circumcision; rape-marriage; sexual slavery, honor crimes.
Constant criticism; cursing; name calling; repeated insults; recalling your past mistakes; expressing negative expectations; expressing distrust; threats of violence against you your children or your family members; for immigrants, threats of deportation if you decide to leave.
Destruction of your personal property; not allowing you to attend school; forcing you to work outside the home, or refusing you to work outside the home; controlling your choice of occupation; forbidding you to have access to the family income and bank accounts; giving you an allowance and requiring justification of all money spent; taking money needed for the care of the family; refusal to contribute financially to family; and denying access to basic needs such as food and health care.
Not paying bills; not providing medication; food; shelter; or clean clothing.
Violence against oneself, which includes self mutilation, self neglect and suicidal thoughts and actions.
Interpersonal violence is defined by the World Health Organization as any behavior within an intimate relationship that causes physical, psychological, or sexual harm to those in the relationship.
The instrumental use of violence by people who identify themselves as members of a group – whether this group is transitory or has a more permanent identity – against another group or set of individuals, in order to achieve political, economic or social objectives.
World Health Organization, World Report on Violence and Health, 2002
This is the most common form of violence.
Political Violence
The use of violence by disaffected constituents or international entities to influence a Governmental Entity, or the use of violence by a Government entity to influence their constituents or international entities.
Human Rights Violations
Police Brutality
Capital Punishment
1.)Increasing the capacity for collecting data on violence.

2.)Researching violence – its causes, consequences and prevention.

3.)Promoting the primary prevention of violence.

4.)Promoting gender and social equality and equity to prevent violence.

5.)Strengthening care and support services for victims.

6.)Bringing it all together – developing a national action plan of action.
The World Health Organization recommended 6 steps to preventing violence at the state level:
Getting Help
Child Abuse and Neglect hotline
Elder Abuse
Domestic Abuse
(702) 399-0081
Safe Nest Hotline Las Vegas: 702.646.4981
UNLV CARE: 702-895-0602
Sexual Assault on Campus
UNLV CARE: 702-895-0602
Rape Crisis Center: 888-366-1640
UNLV Campus Police: 702-895-3668
Suicide Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
The Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386
As Defined at http://www.gov.nl.ca/VPI/types/
This is interrelated to all of the other forms of violence, however the violence described might be deemed okay by the culture in which you live.
Emotional Violence, Spiritual Violence, Verbal Abuse and Financial Abuse are all subsets of Psychological Violence
World Health Organization, World Report on Violence and Health, 2002
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