In nearly all the cultures domestic violence occurs and people of all the religions, sexes, classes and ethnicities are considered to be the perpetrators of domestic violence.
There are different forms of domestic violence which actually includes physical violence, sexual abuse, economic deprivation and threats of violence. However, in most of the cultures domestic violence is related to physical abuse. Similarly, there are different modes of domestic violence like: Mode, Severity, Frequency and Permanent injury. Similarly, passive abuse leading to violence is often ignored by many individual and usually this type of violence is considered to be in veil and its subtle violence. The movement of women has drawn certain attention in this regard and in the early 1970's the concern about wives who were beaten by their husbands gained attention of different social organizations and communities. However, the issue of domestic violence and its awareness differs from culture to culture (Fall 2004). Studies and researches suggest that only one-third cases are reported in the developed countries United States and United Kingdom.
Domestic violence usually takes the form of physical violence and it actually includes direct physical violence than ranges from unwanted physical contact to murderers and rape. Beside direct violence there is indirect physical violence and it actually includes the destruction of objectives, throwing object near to the victim or harming pets. Besides physical violence spousal abuse and emotional abuse is also included in the domestic violence. Domestic violence also includes non verbal threats which are body postures, gestures and facial expressions. Similarly, sabotaging the victim's relationship and isolating them in both the short and the long run affects them negatively.
Domestic violence was only categorized and associated with a phenomenon that men beats women and the women only suffers however in certain cases it was found that women also batter men and in many cultures and countries are men are sufferers of domestic violence. The effects of domestic violence are wide and varied and when abusive and violent behaviors actually happen then the affects of domestic violence after these overt incidents are over. The patterns of behavior that are experienced after