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A selection of sources concerning legislation and different perspectives around the topic of domestic violence and abuse.

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Law and Legislation:
this tab covers the legal aspects of  Domestic Violence

Social Aspects:
this tab covers the moral, ethical, societal and religious views and includes breaking news.

Definition of Domestic Violence:
Violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.
Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse, battered women, or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.

Definition of Child Abuse:

"Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker, which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation"; or "An act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm."

Definition of Elder Abuse:

"Elder abuse is an intentional act, or failure to act, by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult."

Definition of  Family violence:

  1. any act committed by one family or household member against another family/household member that is:
    • intended to cause:
      • physical harm;
      • bodily injury, which is defined as physical pain, illness, or damage to your physical condition;
      • assault; or
      • sexual assault; or
    • threat that reasonably places the member in fear of:
      • physical harm;
      • bodily injury, which is defined as physical pain, illness, or damage to your physical condition;
      • assault; or
      • sexual assault.

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