In recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, American Military University (AMU) faculty and staff members will share research and first-hand experiences regarding investigative practices. The goal is to help agencies and officers across the country ensure that those who commit domestic violence are held accountable and victims receive the assistance they need.
Intimate partner violence (IPV), also known as domestic violence (DV), is a pattern of abusive behavior by one partner in a relationship over the other partner. This abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological in nature. The first step to ending IPV is recognizing signs that abuse may be occurring in a relationship.