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Unformatted text preview: ions Criminal: Certain acts of dating/partner violence are crimes under Virginia law. These acts may be classified as assault and battery against a family or household member under section 18.2-57.2 of the Virginia Criminal Code.4 Persons wishing to make an official police report and/or seek prosecution should contact the appropriate police agency.5 Civil: Victims of dating/partner violence may seek to obtain a protective order at a local magistrate’s office and/or file a civil lawsuit to obtain compensation for personal damages. Victims can seek more information about protective orders and civil proceedings by contacting George Mason University Sexual Assault Services. University discipline: The university may take action and give sanctions to those accused if the accused is an employee or a student, whether or not the incident rises to a criminal offense under Virginia law. Incidents occurring on or off campus between students and/or employees may be subject to university discipline when such act...
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This document was uploaded on 03/01/2014 for the course CRIM 475 at George Mason.

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