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).

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