Domestic violence is one the complex family crimes that calls for all measures to stop it. Domestic violence has been one of the most persistent family problems and has led to break up of families. Domestic violence has been identified as one the leading problem that is faced by many families not only in the United States but also in the whole world. Domestic violence has changed its nature over time and has changed from a familial problem to a gender issue. (Johnson, 2005) Domestic violence undermines the existence of the gender equality between partners in a relationship.