domestic violence

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violence or physical abuse directed toward your spouse or domestic partner

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Eleven state statutes create a presumption against awarding a spousal abuser custody of the child.
New Hampshire: Legislators passed a law that creates a new domestic violence crime clarifying which spousal abusers are prohibited from purchasing guns.
The Hands Down workbook is presented as a self-help guide for spousal abusers to deal with the effects of their abusive behavior.
Basing his analysis on his experience working with male spousal abusers and information gained from interviews with 31 wife murderers (all imprisoned in Massachusetts), as well as 39 victim survivors, Adams (a licensed psychologist who is also director of the National Domestic Violence Danger Assessment Training Project) aims to identify common characteristics in male spousal homicide perpetrators and incidents.
With an endless and increasing supply of bad guys - gangs, thugs, spousal abusers, drug dealers, identity thieves and carjackers - it is amazing that some elected officials are happy to have an understaffed supply of good guys.
Senator Lautenberg wrote laws to ban smoking in airplanes, take guns away from spousal abusers and increase the minimum drinking age to 21, enabling our country to save thousands of lives over the past dozen years.
Addresses problems with records in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) that may allow spousal abusers to pass background checks and buy guns;
Deputy District Attorney Gilbert Romero, who prosecuted the case, was unaware of the fire but said that punishing spousal abusers does not always solve the problem.
Habitual spousal abusers will be facing a legal counterpunch when a new court program handling only domestic violence cases begins today.