Psychological dating violence
The term “domestic violence” includes felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction.In an emergency, victims of domestic violence should call 911 or contact state or local law enforcement officials, who can respond to these crimes.
Such interventions need to be further tested for their potential to reduce gun violence.
It requires evidence-based, multifaceted solutions. Psychology can make important contributions to policies that prevent gun violence.