Psychological abuse perpetration in college dating relationships
Dating violence is a significant and widespread social problem.
It is expressed in a range of harmful behaviours — from threats, to emotional maltreatment, to physical and sexual aggression.
It happens in both adolescent and adult relationships.
A study in New Brunswick estimated that dating violence may begin as early as age 13.
Physical Violence occurs when one partner uses physical force to control the other.
It includes a range of assaults, from pushing, shoving and grabbing to choking, burning and assaulting with a weapon.
Each of these acts could result in charges under the Criminal Code.
Physical violence is often characterized as moderate or severe.