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What Constitutes Domestic Violence?

 When you hear the term domestic violence, if you are like many people, the image of a battered female with bruises is probably the first thing that comes to mind. However, domestic violence, or intimate partner violence (IPV) as it is now known, goes far beyond this one stereotype. Learn more about how domestic abuse can come in the form of physical and sexual abuse, as well as economic abuse, emotional abuse, and psychological abuse. 

Are Victims of Domestic Violence Getting the Services They Need? Annual Survey Sheds Light

Victims of domestic violence often rely on non-profit and government-funded agencies to help them get out of violent relationships. When those services are not available, victims are likely to remain in their abusive situations and may not seek assistance again. What does an annual survey of domestic violence providers say about the level of service available to victims?

Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence: What’s The Difference?

The terms “domestic violence” and “intimate partner violence” are today used as synonymous terms to describe some form of abusive behavior by one individual upon another person in a relationship. While these two terms are used interchangeably to describe the same criminal offense, they have different origins. AMU's Dr. Ron Wallace writes about how the term “intimate partner violence” moved us away from the old view that abusive violence only occurs in marital relationships where the husband was the abuser and the wife was the victim. The concept of intimate partner violence acknowledges that abuse can exist in any type of personal intimate relationship, regardless of sexual orientation, marital status, or gender.