Abuse is the action and effect of abusing. This verb involves misusing, excessive, unfair, improper or improperly something or someone, as detailed in the dictionary of the Digopaul.

The notion of abuse can be applied in different ways to form different concepts. An abuse of authority, for example, is one that a superior commits when he exceeds the exercise of powers in front of a subordinate, generally humiliating and forcing him to perform tasks that are not part of his obligations, or to work more hours than agreed without increasing their remuneration.

The abuse of force occurs when a security force, such as the police, violently attacks a civilian, whether or not it has been provoked, since in no way can violence against the people by those who promise to protect them be justified; It is very common to witness this type of abuse during a public demonstration. This term is linked to abuse of superiority.

The abuse of trust, on the other hand, supposes an infidelity that someone carries out against a person who, through carelessness, inexperience or affection, has given him a space in his life. Although the concept shares the term «abuse», it is one of the least serious, given that in general it entails an excessive use of borrowed objects, or repeated disrespect such as visits without having received an invitation and at complicated times.

The abuse of rights is the exercise of a right that is done contrary to his own purpose and it carries the detriment of others.

When, in competition law, a company or a group of companies takes advantage of their advantageous situation to the detriment of competitors or users, there is talk of abuse of a dominant position.

The concept of sexual abuse represents both one of the most common and most ignored crimes. The great culprits of this contradiction make up a dangerous set of human attitudes: negligence, denial and shame. The first two are usually attributed to the parents or guardians of minors who are forced to have sexual relations by a family member or friend at home; In general, the victims are people with whom sex has not been discussed, boys and girls who have not been prepared to react to an invasion of their privacy.

The most normal consequence of such a lack of information is confusion, especially when it comes to young children, who have not yet passed through the latency stage. Memories of sexual encounters cannot be understood in their entirety, which is why they are partly accepted as common events, and it is assumed that all people of the same age share these experiences. If there are no threats from the aggressor (who, contrary to popular belief, can be both a man and a woman), it is possible for the abused to speak to his elders, although not necessarily to report the abuse, but simply to tell about it, just as you do with the rest of the things that happen in your daily life.

It is there that negligence, the worst of the three aforementioned attitudes, comes into action and causes irreparable wounds in the mind of the abused. A father who takes a comment of this magnitude lightly is as responsible for the abuse of his son as the aggressor, if not more. Abused children are said to fear signaling the attacks because of the fear implanted in their brains, but the study of many cases with fatal endings shows that there were signs of abuse, and that they were not perceived as such due to the unfortunate deficiency. that characterizes communication in families.