Rape: Forced sexual intercourse, including vaginal, anal, or oral penetration. Penetration may be by a body part or an object.
Partner Rape: Sexual acts committed without a person's consent and/or against a person's will when the perpetrator is the individual's current partner (married or not), previous partner, or co-habitator.
Domestic Violence (DV): Involves any act, attempt, or threat of force by a family member or intimate partner occurring against another family member.
Relationship Violence (RV): Is any harmful or unwanted physical, verbal, sexual, or emotional inflicted by a casual or intimate partner with the intention of causing pain to another person.
Stalking: An individual follows a pattern of behavior that leaves someone else feeling afraid, nervous, harassed, or in danger.
Sexual Harassment: Uunwelcomed sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature in which submission to or rejection of such conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's work or school performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or school environment.
Bullying or Peer Abuse: Is the act of intentionally causing harm to others, through verbal harassment, physical assault, or other more subtle methods of coercion such as manipulation. Often describes a form of harassment perpetrated by an abuser who possesses more physical and/or social power and dominance than the victim.
Hate Crime: Occurs when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her membership in a certain social group, usually defined by race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, or political affiliation.
Incest: Sexual activity between closely related persons (often within the immediate family) that is illegal or socially taboo.
Intimidation: Is intentional behavior "which would cause a person of ordinary sensibilities" fear of injury or harm.
Threat: An act of coercion rein a negative consequence is proposed to elicit response.
Voyeurism: Involves the act of observing unsuspecting individuals, usually strangers, who may be naked or in the process of disrobing.
Stalking: Occurs when an individual follows a pattern of behavior that leaves someone else feeling afraid, nervous, harassed, or in danger.
Cyber-stalking: Characterized by threatening behaviors and unwanted advances directed from one individual to another over the Internet and other on-line computer oriented communications.
Coercion: Is the practice of compelling a person or forcing them to behave in an involuntary way (whether through action or inaction) by use of threats, intimidation, trickery, or some other form of pressure or force.
Isolation: Separation from others.
Psychological Abuse: Is characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behavior that is psychologically harmful.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A condition that can develop after someone has experienced a life-threatening situation. People with PTSD often can't stop thinking about what happened to them.
Perpetrator: Is a term commonly used by law enforcement officers to designate a person who actually commits a crime.
Consensual Sex: Consensual sex is when both partners are freely and willingly agreeing, or consenting, to whatever sexual activity is occurring. The issue of consent is very clear. Consent is an active process and a responsibility shared by both partners in any relationship. Consent cannot be given when an individual is intoxicated. You cannot assume that you have consent – you need to ask.
Statutory Rape: Is the crime committed when an adult has sexual intercourse with someone under the legal age of sexual consent