Key Behavioral Elements
Conduct perpetrated by adults or adolescents against their intimate partners in current or former dating, married or cohabiting relationships of heterosexuals, gay men and lesbians.
A pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors, including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks as well as economic coercion.
A pattern of behaviors including a variety of tactics (some physically injurious and some not, some criminal and some not) carried out in multiple, sometimes daily episodes.
A combination of physical attacks, terrorist acts, and controlling tactics used by perpetrators that result in fear as well as physical and psychological harm to victims and their children.
A pattern of purposeful behavior, directed at achieving compliance from or control over the victim.