The horrible effects of spousal abuse can be wide-reaching. Not only can spousal abuse severely hurt the victim, it also can have major negative impacts on a couple's children. Witnessing an act of spousal abuse can be incredibly traumatic to a child, causing great emotional harm. A recent study indicates that it may even affect a child down to their genetic level.
Police officers are sometimes required to use force in their line of work. While use of force may sometimes be acceptable in a police officer's work life, there is one part of a police officer's life (and any person's life for that matter) where force is never acceptable: their home life.