Recognizing Abuse

People engage in abusive behavior to try to get their way when others will not, or cannot, comply with their impulses and other demands.  The violence involved in physical abuse, for example, is a tool by which an abuser forces others to do what he, or she, wants.  Sexual abuse, controlling behavior, manipulation, verbal abuse, ... Read more


National Institute of Justice Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office on Women's Health DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REGISTRIES A domestic violence registry is a searchable database of individuals convicted of domestic violence. It is free and open to the public, similar to sex offender registries that exist in most states. The registry includes information such as ... Read more


The term “domestic violence” includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, ... Read more