Definition of dating violence
Fundamental problems exist, however, in asserting gender parity regarding relationship violence.
Most obvious is the greater physical harm that can be inflicted by male violence due to males' often greater size and strength.
These rates are higher when verbal abuse is included in the definition.
Teen dating violence appears to parallel violence in adult relationships in that it exists on a continuum ranging from verbal abuse to rape and murder (Sousa, 1999).
Many instances of sexual exploitation are serious enough to be treated as equivalent to sexual assault at SUNY Plattsburgh.
Examples of sexual exploitation include, but are not limited to: Stalking is a pattern of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment that is intended to cause or does cause a reasonable person (or others important to that person) to fear or suffer: death; assault; bodily injury; sexual assault; involuntary restraint; damage to property; confinement.
Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. Includes any intentional, nonconsensual physical contact of a sexual nature, including but not limited to: Nonconsensual, abusive sexual behavior that does not otherwise constitute sexual assault.
The victim can be anyone over the age of sixteen, any married person or any parent accompanied by his or her minor child or children in situations in which such persons or such person’s child is a victim of the act..