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What are the theories on the causes of family violence abuse?

-Stressors and lack of control - e.g., finances, isolation, children
-Sex role stereotypes
-Learned behavior
-It works to get the batterer what he wants


The three main types of family violence abuse:

-Physical Abuse
-Sexual Abuse
-Emotional Abuse


Withholding affection would be what kind of abuse?

Emotional Abuse


One barrier of leaving an abusive relationship would be:

Financial dependence on the abuser


One thing that you should not use when responding to a family violence call unless there is bodily injury or imminent danger is:

Use of sirens and lights


___ % of crisis situations can be diffused through listening.

80 %


An act by an individual that is against another individual with whom that person has or had a dating relationship and that is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or sexual assault, or a threat for those but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself.

Dating Violence


Individuals related by consanguinity (blood relatives) or affinity (relatives by marriage). Individuals who are former spouses of each other. Individuals who are parents of the same child (whether married or not). A foster child and a foster parent, whether or not they live together.



An application for a protective order may be filed on:

-The county where the applicant resides
-The county where the respondent resides
-The county where the abuse occurred


Violation of a Temporary Ex Parte Order is ________ and a peace officer may arrest for that violation.

criminally enforceable


Duration of a protection order is the period specified in the order, ________.

not to exceed two years, or two years if no period is specified on the order.


Violation of a protective order is what level of offense?

Class A Misdemeanor
-maximum $4000 fine and/or one year in jail


Who can request an emergency protection order?

-Victim's guardian
-Peace officer


Duration of an emergency protection order:

-No less than 31 days or more than 61 days, except for an offense involving the use or exhibition of a deadly weapon where the order is valid no less than 61 days or more than 91 days.


If the offense involves serious bodily injury to the victim or the use or exhibition of a deadly weapon, a magistrate ___ issue the emergency protection order.