The vice of domestic violence has for a long time been felt across families all over the globe. There are many types of domestic violence, but each depends on individual view. Whatever the nature of violence, all of them seem to share some characteristics; hence the definition given in this paper will cut across all. Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions, or threats of actions that influence ...