Family violence and the perpetrator of adolescent dating violence

13-Jan-2020 04:46

Dating partners include both casual dates and individuals in long-term dating relationships.

All three forms of abuse — physical, sexual and emotional — can coexist, or the abuse can be characterized by any one of the three.

It can also include destroying a partner’s property or possessions and isolating him or her from friends and relatives. In addition to categorizing the types of dating violence in this way (physical, sexual and emotional; moderate and severe), sociological studies distinguish among the forms of dating violence according to other qualitative characteristics, such as frequency (how often violence is used) and the motives for its use.

Common Couple Violence is defined by Johnson as an intermittent use of violence against a partner with the intent to control the immediate situation.

Studies indicate that dating violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or location of residence.

It happens in both adolescent and adult relationships.

Dating violence is a significant and widespread social problem.

It is expressed in a range of harmful behaviours — from threats, to emotional maltreatment, to physical and sexual aggression.

Common Couple Violence is defined by Johnson as an intermittent use of violence against a partner with the intent to control the immediate situation.

Studies indicate that dating violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or location of residence.

It happens in both adolescent and adult relationships.

Dating violence is a significant and widespread social problem.

It is expressed in a range of harmful behaviours — from threats, to emotional maltreatment, to physical and sexual aggression.

The use of violence is conflict-based and, while it reoccurs, it does not usually escalate to severe violence.