Dating violence in homosexual relationships

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It then identifies a series of questions to help you analyze your local domestic violence problem.

Finally, it reviews responses to the problem and what is known about these from evaluative research and police practice.

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied.

This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical.

Your abuser may also threaten you, hurt you, or hurt those around you. Abuse happens among heterosexual couples and in same-sex partnerships.

But domestic abuse occurs whenever one person in an intimate relationship or marriage tries to dominate and control the other person.

Since upper middle class individuals are often less likely to seek services from a public agency, they are not included in these stats.

In low income groups, there is often decreased access to resources which can be a barrier to leaving an abusive relationship.

Police typically view these calls as dangerous, partly because old research exaggerated the risks to police.

Domestic violence is but one aspect of the larger set of problems related to family violence.