“Seven out of 10 [people abused] will say that nothing happened, that it was just an argument,” Chavez said.
People don’t want the relationship to end, just the abuse.” Another problem that officials like Malsam see is that society does not always judge domestic violence for what it is.
The term refers to a domestic violence charge that can only be attached to another crime, such as battery, assault or stalking.
In addition, many domestic violence cases go unreported.
So it’s all around us but if we don’t talk about, we don’t see it.” On college campuses, for example, many domestic violence cases that officials see are more nonphysical, like stalking, verbal abuse or electronic abuse.
According to Chavez, using electronics — like texting and email — creates a problem, because offenders think that it is okay since it is not face to face and people don’t think that it is as threatening via text message.