n. The continuing crime and problem of the physical beating of a wife, girlfriend or children, usually by the woman's male partner (although it can also be female violence against a male).
Increasingly domestic violence is attracting the sympathetic attention of law enforcement, the courts and community services, including shelters and protection for those in danger.
Other Definitions of Domestic Violence Include:
A person has willfully inflicted bodily injury upon his/her spouse, or the person they are co-habiting with, and the bodily injury resulted in a traumatic condition.
Consequences for the conviction of Domestic Violence may potentially include:
Likelihood of any of the above consequences depends upon the following factors:
Defenses for Domestic Violence may potentially include:
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