Domestic violence used to be referred to as wife abuse.
Saltzburg, a professor at George Washington University Law School, spoke in favor of the resolution, but wanted to emphasize the inclusion of due process for both the accused and the accusers.
Definition of Domestic Violence According to the United States Department of Justices Office on Violence Against Women, the definition of domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner.
Many forms of abuse are included in the definition of domestic violence: Who Can be Victims of Domestic Violence The definition of domestic violence goes on to say that victims can include anyone, regardless of socioeconomic background, education level, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender.
Schickman said sexual violence has been ingrained in our culture for centuries.
In the 21st century, he said, we have examples not only with overseas groups like Boko Haram, but also here at home with the recent publicity for more than 40 women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and raping them.