Crime Within Relationships

Avoid Crime within Relationships

Relationship related crimes range from property theft, burglary, stalking, battery to sexual assault and homicide. Crime within relationships is the most common threat to personal safety and healthy well-being. Burglary, property theft, and battery, especially sexual assault are most often committed by someone with whom the victim is acquainted, and often are commonly perpetrated by individuals who have abusive personality disorders.

More often, females are the victims of sexual violence within relationships, but males are also victimized. Most perpetrators of violence within relationships have an abusive personality. Boys are victimized and abused by both male and female abusers. Children victimized in relationships have a higher tendency to become abusive toward others, especially those whom they know. However, there are other bio-social factors that contribute to perpetuating the “cycle of violence”.

Avoid Involvement with an Abusive Personality

Selecting a mate, or intimate partner, is a powerful and important desire of being human. For both women and men, choosing the wrong partner for an intimate relationship evolves into a life-damaging saga. Finding healthy relationships and fulfilling partnerships that are built on mutual trust are easier to identify when one understands how unhealthy relationships evolve and the traits of the abusive personality. Awareness of the signs that indicate a potentially abusive relationship better allow for recognition of those clusters of trait that abusers possess and can become the first line of defense against heartache, safer living, and more productive lives.

Acquaintances who have abusive personalities and/or are also criminals do an enormous amount of emotional, mental, and physical damage to their victims. Many times family members and friends may be secondary and tertiary victims. To live under conditions of an abusive personality can be mentally, psychologically and physically debilitating.

Factors that increase the risk of sexual assault from acquaintance and date rapists can be thwarted by understanding the indicators of potential and current threats. Additional factors can identify the future potential risk of intimate partner violence by comprehending the characteristics of the abusive personality.

Rape Myths

Rape myths address how misperceptions are used to perpetuate sexual assault. Falsely promoted, good verbal communication can avert sexual abuse and domestic violence within relationships, especially date rape and marriage rape. Myths are often used to make a complicated problem of interpersonal violence, unrealistically simplistic.

Frequently, both male and female perpetrators ingest alcohol and drugs that disinhibit violent behavior intimate partner violence. Victim consumption of alcohol and drugs also facilitates sexual assault and domestic violence. Drug facilitated sexual assaults are an important concept of awareness for everyone. Women are most often the victims of drug use to facilitate sexual assault, but men can be sexually victimized and robbed.

Initially within relationships, abusers appear to be “normal” and very attentive as they hide their personality disorder. Eventually fears of infidelity, insignificance, or abandonment trigger firestorms of verbal and violent tendencies. Sexual coercion in relationships is an aspect of intimate partner violence. Identifying the tactics predators use to isolate and intimidate their victims can make sexual coercion in relationships harder for perpetrators to commit their crimes against crime prevention savvy individuals. Understanding acquaintance rapist behaviors can help women recognize behaviors in a rapist and then move to a safer location.

Avoid Dating Violence Safety Tips

Sexual assault committed while dating can be devastating. Avoiding date rape is important in recognizing acquaintance rapist behaviors and is part of preparations before dating.

The ten rules for safer dating address ten dating strategies and ten dating precautions when dating. Other factors in dating safely include dating communication and avoiding consensual isolation.

Intimate partner abuse increases sexual assault risk. Relationship safety tips assist with identifying what criminals do and how to recognize date rapists and abusive personalities before becoming involved in an abusive relationship.

Under the premise of lavishing attention or pretending to have mutual interest in entering into a caring relationship, some predators engage in online dating in order to procure victims. Some create ploys to manipulate victims into isolated locations for sexual assault. Other abusive personalities are described as sweetheart swindlers, or marriage swindlers, who siphon the monetary assets from victims and/or devastate their victims emotionally. Others use adult relationships with mothers to gain continual sexual access to their children. There are online dating safety tips and dating precautions that may be applied to guard against immediate and long term victimization. Sexual coercion in relationships and forceful rape are also factors of intimate partner violence, which add to emotional and physical abuses.

It is easier to say one should avoid an abusive relationship to prevent intimate partner abuse in the first place. It is difficult to avoid unless one is aware of the traits of an abusive personality and understand the evolution of an abusive intimate relationship. Identifying indicators of an abusive relationship provides an awareness of the dangers and then empowers actions taking precautions to avoid or end an abusive relationship.


Ending an Abusive Relationship

Additional personal safety measures may be needed when ending a bad dating relationship or abusive marriage, especially with an ex-partner who has an abusive personality. Often heightened awareness and a combination of tactics covered in vehicle and home safety tips should be simultaneously applied after a bad breakup because individuals with abusive personalities will sometimes resort to stalking their victims. Stalking is a terrifying and wearisome experience for victims.

Based on stalking behaviors, emotional investment, and prior history, filing a restraining order or protective court order should be considered carefully. Restraining orders have both pros and cons that may reduce a stalker’s behavior but other times escalate the situation.

Criminal Lawyers

Some lawyers use the courts, especially family court, to perpetuate conflict within their clients’ relationships. Rather than using the court system to resolve conflict, these criminal lawyers abuse their position of trust and instead exacerbate relationship conflict for purposes of creating billable hours from inciting contention, “You can’t trust him/her. He/she is trying to screw you financially to prevent what you are entitled too. You must go through me for all contact with your ex.”

These and other tactics of excessive litigation, theft (larceny), increase monetary stressors and emotional animosity that increases the potential for vindictive behavior and violence. When these criminal lawyers antagonize and increase contentious feelings between the couple, they unnecessarily create family conflict that often inflicts irreversible emotional harm upon any children caught in the middle.

Worse are the judges who allow this criminal behavior and lawyer non-accountability to continue. Abusive personalities can blend quite well with “pseudo” lawyers who fuel their “client’s” need for control and retaliations that can lead to years of psychological and financial terrorism. Judges allow the perpetuation of conflict to continue and thereby empower the abusive personality to continue to torment victims long after the relationship has ended, especially when children are involved. When couples are more reasonable and not misguided, there are alternative options for working through divorce issues.

When dealing with an abusive personality, courthouse manipulations can fuel threats of violence, which creates more trauma for separating partners, children, and related family members.

Safety tips for guarding against lawless lawyers can save money, anguish, and reduce the propensity for violence, especially if deliberating about filing a protective or restraining order.

Bullying and Sexual Harassment

Crimes in relationship also include bullying and sexual harassment, especially in the workplace. Bullying and sexual harassment can be an intrusive, distracting activity that negatively impacts income, relationships with others, self-esteem and personal health. To live with conditions of an abusive personality can be mentally, psychologically and physically debilitating. countermeasures can be taken to assist with changing the situation, so work life can be more enjoyable.

Stopping the cycle of violence is a choice. Safety tips for relationships can assist in breaking the chain of violence. Model Mugging graduates from Basic Self-Defense courses often quickly recognize tactics, techniques and traits of abusive personalities. Graduates develop more self-confidence and are courage to terminate abusive relationships. They find more courage to face fears and find happiness and joy in life.

Self-Defense Within Relationships

The Basic Model Mugging Self-Defense addresses the complex dynamics of crimes within relationships. Using self-defense skills against someone you know or against a violent intimate partner is addressed as well as the mind-body-spirit preparation needed in making such self-preserving decisions. Acquaintance and date rape is a significant focus within the Model Mugging Basic Self-Defense course.



Crime prevention safety tips to avoid crime within relationships provides numerous ideas in personal safety:

Acquaintance Rapist Behavior – Who is the date rapist?

Abusive Personality Behavior – How abusers can be identified?

Stalking – What Is Stalking?

Stalking Behavior Takes Many Forms – Stalking Behavior List

Preparations Before a Date – How to prepare before a date

Safe Dating Communication – Ten safety tips for dating communication

Dating Safety – 10 x 10 safety strategies and precautions while dating

Consensual Isolation – Ten safety techniques for consensual Isolation



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