Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Stalking, Definition(s) of

“…[F]or behavior to be classified as stalking it must have involved 10 separate intrusions and/or communications and must have continued for a period of at least 4 weeks. The intrusions include behavior such as loitering nearby, maintaining surveillance, making approaches, and communicating by letter, e-mail, fax, graffiti, or notes attached to the victim’s car” (Roberts, 2005).

Glossary Source: 

Roberts, Karl A. (2005). Women’s experience of violence during stalking by former romantic partners [Electronic Version]. Violence Against Women, 11(1), 89-114.

Psychological/Emotional Violence, Definition(s) of

“Psychological/emotional violence involves trauma to the victim caused by acts, threats of acts, or coercive tactics. Psychological/emotional abuse can include, but is not limited to, humiliating the victim, controlling what the victim can and cannot do, withholding information from the victim, deliberately doing something to make the victim feel diminished or embarrassed, isolating the victim from friends and family, and denying the victim access to money or other basic resources” (CDC, 2007).

Glossary Source: 

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Intimate partner violence: Overview. Retrieved on June 28, 2007, from: http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/intimatepartnerviolence/index.html.

Physical Violence, Definition(s) of

“Physical violence is the intentional use of physical force with the potential for causing death, disability, injury, or harm. Physical violence includes, but is not limited to, scratching; pushing; shoving; throwing; grabbing; biting; choking; shaking; slapping; punching; burning; use of a weapon; and use of restraints or one’s body, size, or strength against another person” (CDC, 2007).

Glossary Source: 

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Intimate partner violence: Overview. Retrieved on June 28, 2007, from: http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/intimatepartnerviolence/index.html.

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