Those sentences typically include special protections for past (and potential) targets of domestic abuse.Forms of Domestic Violence Many forms of abuse are included in the definition of domestic violence: - Physical abuse can include hitting, biting, slapping, battering, shoving, punching (any type of violent behavior inflicted on the victim).Definition of Domestic Violence Domestic violence refers to violent acts committed by a family or household member against another, such as child abuse or the mistreatment of one’s spouse.
Specific crimes charged vary based on 1) severity of the victim's injuries, 2) whether a minor was present, and 3) whether a protective or restraining order was violated.
Anyone can become a domestic violence offender or victim. Many states define domestic violence as a distinct crime.
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A community activist, who became a passionate advocate against domestic violence following the tragic loss of his daughter, will receive the Excellence in Male Leadership Award from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) during a ceremony before the Philadelphia Phillies game on Saturday, June 17.
The catch-all term domestic violence can generally apply to any partners -- married or unmarried, straight or gay, living together or simply dating.