Sunday, February 15, 2009

Information About Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of physical, sexual, emotional and/or financial abuse perpetrated with the intent and result of establishing and maintaining control over an intimate partner. The abuser’s pattern may include both criminal and non-criminal acts.

Criminal behaviors may include: hitting, choking, kicking, assaulting with a weapon, shoving, scratching, biting, raping, kidnapping, threatening to kill, stalking,arson or destroying personal property and attacking pets.

Non-criminal behaviors may include: making degrading comments, accusations of cheating or lying, interrogating children or other family members, threatening to commit suicide, controlling access to money and monitoring the victim’s time and activities, distancing from family and friends. The abuse may be directed at persons other than the victim (e.g., children, parents) for the purpose of controlling the victim.

Cycle of violence

The cycle can happen hundreds of times in an abusive relationship.

Each stage lasts a different amount of time, with the total cycle taking

from a few hours to a year or more to complete.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Fair Use:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available for educational purposes to advance our understanding of social justice and human rights issues including gender-based violence. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C…. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright holder.

Tuscola County Victim Services's Fan Box