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  • What Constitutes Criminal Domestic Violence in New Jersey?

    Aug 9, 2023

    Domestic violence Defining Criminal Domestic Violence in New Jersey Criminal domestic violence, often referred to as domestic abuse or intimate partner violence, encompasses a range of abusive behaviors that occur within intimate relationships. In New Jersey, the legal definition of domestic violence is defined under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA), which aims to protect victims and hold perpetrators accountable. Under the PDVA, domestic violence is defined as: 1. Homicide: 2. Assault: 3...
  • When Home Becomes Hell: Confronting Harassment within Domestic Violence

    Jun 6, 2023

    Domestic violence I. Understanding Harassment within Domestic Violence: Harassment within domestic violence refers to a pattern of behavior aimed at controlling, intimidating, threatening, or causing emotional distress to the victim. It often involves repeated acts of verbal, psychological, emotional, unwanted contact, invasion of privacy, or cyber abuse. Perpetrators may use tactics such as threats, stalking, surveillance, isolation, humiliation, or degradation to exert power and maintain control over their victims. Harassment can create an atmosphere o...
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