What is Abuse?

This is a crime or crimes that involve harm or maltreatment inflicted on a family member, past or present romantic partners and others. In both dating and marriage relationships there can often be a pattern of abusive behavior that ranges from verbal abuse to murder and includes emotional abuse, such as intimidation and threats, assault and battery (with or without the use of a deadly weapon), sexual abuse (i.e. spousal rape or date rape), isolation (keeping partner away from family and friends) or financial abuse (not allowed to work or manage own money).

By daylightinc

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