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June 2013 Archives

What's Considered Domestic Violence in Pennsylvania?

Domestic violence comes in many forms. Partner abuse, domestic abuse, dating abuse, or intimate partner violence are only a few of the other names it is known by.

It can involve issues stemming from alcohol abuse or mental illness, or even a squabble over who should win this season of "American Idol," as The York Dispatch reported.

So while many people have a general idea of what domestic violence looks like, the laws do vary by state. Here's a general overview of what it looks like in Pennsylvania:

How Do Juvenile Criminal Proceedings Work in Pennsylvania?

When children are up to no good, they may find themselves in the juvenile justice system.

In Pennsylvania, a child 10 years or older can be found as a juvenile delinquent.

Cases of juvenile delinquency involve children who violated the law in a way that, if committed by an adult, would be considered a crime.