Published Online: 1 FEB 2013
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The International Encyclopedia of Ethics
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Brison, S. J. and Manne, D. 2013. Domestic Violence. The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. .
- Published Online: 1 FEB 2013
The term “domestic violence” refers to violence or the threat of violence perpetrated against an intimate partner, family member, or cohabitator (see Violence). The violence can take the form of simple assault, choking, restraining, threats with a weapon, verbal threats, and even homicide. It is often associated with other forms of abuse, including emotional and sexual. In many cases, perpetrators of domestic violence seek to isolate and control their victim by limiting their access to money, family, friends, and other means of support.
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