According to Richard L Davis, “Under the US statutory law concerning domestic violence, it is generally defined as child, sibling, dating, intimate partner, spousal or elder abuse ( Womenslaw.org, 2010).” He adds, “Domestic violence is the multilevel, multifaceted use of manipulative or coercive behavior and/or physical assaults with the objective of changing or controlling the behavior of a family member or intimate partner with the intent of achieving a specific goal. This behavior ranges from minor incidents and verbal threats, to injurious, sexual and lethal assaults.”
Bulling has the same connotation as domestic violence, however, it primarily involves an associate, someone they just met, or someone that, that person does not know at all.
The difference of these two verbs is to whom is targeted. With someone who is domestically violent towards someone, it is usually a family member who targets another person in that same family, whereas, a person who bullies could be a friend, a co...
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