Abuser


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Abuser

A non-specific term for a person who subjects another to abuse, which may be emotional, physical, sexual, financial or any combination thereof.
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ALLEGED IRA rape victim Mairia Cahill has accused Sinn Fein of putting children at risk by moving suspected abusers around Ireland.
81 Percent of Women - Including 77 Percent of Republicans and Independents - Support Extending Definition of Abusers to Include Stalkers and Dating Partners
An abuser is a grand manipulator and will sulk, threaten to leave, and emotionally punish you for not following their idea of how things should be.
Depending on the nature of your relationship with the abuser, you might qualify for an Exclusive Home Possession Order to keep your abuser out of your home.
Dr Raymond Hamden, a clinical and forensic psychologist at the Human Relations Institute in Dubai, said abusers are often found to be psychologically deranged or suffering from personality disorders.
The government is hiring three times as many private investigator firms as it has been working with the past five years to track down alleged abusers linked with Native residential schools.
Once the abuser has left the victim's home 'target hardening' work will be carried out to make the building secure.
Teen girls increasingly seek love relationships online and abusers latch on to them, Rice Hughes said.
Background: The purpose of this study was to explore the epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and to determine the risk factors for HCV infection among heroin abusers in Taiwan.
She was awarded $850,000 because she was mistakenly identified as a potential child abuser.
Another difference is that it's often harder to distinguish the abuser from the victim in same-sex domestic violence.
Treatment sometimes requires removing the abuser from the environment in which he or she is abusing inhalants.