Volume XXIII (XIII), 2014/3
In this paper, the concept of the victim of violence is considered, as well as who should be considered a victim. Domestic violence is a phenomenon present in all countries of the world and in all cultures: people of all races, religious, political and sexual orientations. The paper analyzes common reactions and needs of victims and the manners in which the society can improve its collective support to the victims of domestic violence. All victims should be treated with equal respect and empathy. Characteristic of domestic violence is its secrecy, which is deeply intertwined and it interferes in intime sphere of the family. The victims prefer to put up with violence than report it because they do not want to talk about their misfortune in public. The crisis occurs when homeostasis is disturbed, i.e. when balance of an individual is impaired. In order to prevent the violence, it is necessary to design a protection system, that the victim has a right to be protected, that the state constructs a system that protects the right to life, freedom and personal security of citizens.
Keyword: domestic violence, victim, person in crisis, environment and context, providing support
ISSN 1583-0691, CNCSIS "Clasa B+"