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to the latest KBI Statistics Report, in 2011
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use a combination of tactics to gain power & control over a victim. Batterers, andONLY BATTERERS, are responsible for their actions.
So what is domestic violence?
some believe one must lay a hand on someone for domestic violence to occur,
this is not the case. Domestic violence is much more than black
eyes, bruises, and broken bones. Domestic violence is emotional;
psychological; mental; verbal; financial; the use of coercion, threats, and
fear; sexual and physical violence... and much more.
violence isNOT AN
ANGER ISSUE! In fact it is quite the opposite; it is calculated,
controlled, and directed to his or her chosen victim. Domestic violence
is the attempt to gain POWERandCONTROLover another and is grounded inENTITLEMENT. Batterers batterer because they feel
entitled to have power and control over another. Abuse is any controlling, hurtful act, word, or gesture that injures anotherís body or emotions.
If that is what domestic violence is, why are there not more arrests?
The legal definition stated in Kansas Statute is directed towards the threat or use of physical violence; however, we recognize that domestic violence encompasses many other tactics utilized to gain power and control over another. It is not uncommon for domestic violence to begin with smaller red flags and tactics, such as isolation and emotional abuse, and escalate to varying degrees of physical violence.