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Abuse
Concepts

Violence · Coercion
Abuse of power · Persecution
This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Coercion is the practice of compelling a person to act by employing threat of harm (usually physical force, sometimes other forms of harm). ... Political power (imperium in Latin) is a type of power held by a person or group in a society. ... Look up Persecution in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Forms of abuse

Animal abuse
Bullying
Child abuse
Child sexual abuse
... commercially
Coercive persuasion
Corporal punishment
Cyber-bullying
Cyberstalking
Dating violence
Domestic violence
Elder abuse
Fabricated or Induced Illness
Harassment
Hate mail
Hate speech
Human experimentation
Humiliation
Intimidation
Mobbing
Parental alienation
Police brutality
Prisoner abuse
Prostitution of children
Psychological abuse
Psychological punishment
Rape
Relational aggression
Sexual abuse
Sexual harassment
... in education
Sexual slavery
Shunning
Slavery
Spousal abuse
Stalking
Torture
Trafficking in human beings
Trafficking of children
White slavery
White torture
Workplace bullying
Cruelty to animals refers to treatment or standards of care that causes unwarranted or unnecessary suffering or harm to animals. ... Bullying is the tormenting of others through verbal harassment, physical assault, or other more subtle methods of coercion such as manipulation. ... Child abuse is the physical or psychological maltreatment of a child, often synonymous with the term child maltreatment or the term child abuse and neglect. ... Child sexual abuse (CSA) is the sexual assault of a minor or, according to the American Psychological Association[1], sexual activity between a minor and an older person in which the dominant position of the older person is used to coerce or exploit the younger. ... The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) has been defined as one of the worst forms of child labour by the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (Convention No 182) of the International Labour Organization (ILO). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Brainwashing. ... Corporal punishment is the deliberate infliction of pain intended to correct behavior or to punish. ... Cyber bullying (cyberbullying, cyber-bullying, online bullying) is the use of electronic information and communication devices such as e-mail, instant messaging, text messages, mobile phones, pagers and defamatory websites to bully or otherwise harass an individual or group through personal attacks or other means, and it may constitute a... Cyberstalking is the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk someone. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Elder abuse is a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. ... Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) is the formal name of a type of abuse in which a caregiver feigns or induces an illness in a person under their care, in order to attract attention, sympathy, or to fill other emotional needs. ... Harassment refers to a wide spectrum of offensive behavior. ... Hate mail (as electronic, postal, or otherwise) is a form of harassment, usually consisting of invective and potentially intimidating or threatening comments towards the recipient. ... Hate speech is a controversial term for speech intended to degrade, intimidate, or incite violence or prejudicial action against a person or group of people based on their race, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, language ability, moral or political views, socioeconomic class, occupation and... Human experimentation involves medical experiments performed on human beings. ... Humiliation is literally the act of being made humble, or reduced in standing or prestige. ... Intimidation is the act of making others do what one wants through fear. ... Mobbing refers to a group behavioural phenomenon and a type of animal behavior. ... Parental Alienation is any behaviour by a parents, a childs mother or father, whether conscious or unconscious, that could create alienation in the relationship between a child and the other parent. ... David Kirkwood on the ground after being struck by police batons Police brutality is a term used to describe the excessive use of physical force, assault, verbal attacks, and threats by police officers and other law enforcement officers. ... Prisoner abuse is the mistreatment of persons while they are under arrest or incarcerated. ... Prostitution of children refers to the use of children as prostitutes. ... Psychological abuse refers to the humiliation or intimidation of another person, but is also used to refer to the long-term effects of emotional shock. ... A psychological punishment is a type of punishment that relies not or only in secondary order on the actual harm inflicted (such as corporal punishments or fines) but on psychological effects, mainly emotions, such as fear, shame and guilt. ... Relational aggression is a term used to describe psychological (social/emotional) aggression between people in relationships. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sexual harassment is harassment or unwelcome attention of a sexual nature. ... Sexual slavery is a special case of slavery which includes various different practices: forced prostitution single-owner sexual slavery ritual slavery, sometimes associated with traditional religious practices slavery for primarily non-sexual purposes where sex is common or permissible In general, the nature of slavery means that the slave is... Shunning is the act of deliberately avoiding association with, and habitually keeping away from an individual or group. ... Slave redirects here. ... Spousal abuse is a wide spectrum of abuse types. ... For other uses, see Stalking (disambiguation). ... Torture is defined by the United Nations Convention Against Torture as any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he... Trafficking in human beings is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of people for the purpose of exploitation. ... Trafficking is a term to define the recruiting, harboring, obtaining, transportation of a person by use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjecting them to involuntary acts, such as acts related to commercial sexual exploitation (including prostitution) or involuntary labor. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... White torture is a term referring to torture that includes sensory deprivation and according to number of sources it is practiced on Iranian political prisoners in the Evin prison. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...

Related topics

Adult Protective Services
Anti-psychiatry
Brainwashing
Child Protective Services
Comfort women
Female genital cutting
Genital integrity
Human rights
Holocaust
Incest
Informed consent
Massacre
Mind control
U.N. Declaration - Human Rights
There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Beginning in the 1960s, a movement called anti-psychiatry claimed that psychiatric patients are not ill but are individuals that do not share the same consensus reality as most people in society. ... Brainwashing, also known as thought reform or re-education, is defined by Dorlands Medical Dictionary as any systematic effort aimed at instilling certain attitudes and beliefs in a person against his will, usually beliefs in conflict with his prior beliefs and knowledge. ... Child Protective Services is the name of a governmental agency in many states in the United States that responds to child abuse and neglect. ... Comfort women ) or military comfort women ) is a euphemism for the up to 200,000 women who served in the Japanese armys brothels during World War II. Historians and researchers into the subject have stated that the majority were from Korea, China and other occupied territories and were recruited... Female genital cutting (FGC) refers to the excision or tissue removal of any part of the female genitalia for cultural, religious or other non-medical reasons. ... The symbol of the Genital integrity movement is the ribbon Genital Integrity. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... Selection of Hungarian Jews at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in May/June 1944. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Informed consent is a legal condition whereby a person can be said to have given consent based upon an appreciation and understanding of the facts and implications of an action. ... Photographs of the My Lai massacre provoked world outrage and made it an international scandal. ... Mind control (or thought control) has the premise that an outside source can control an individuals thinking, behavior or consciousness (either directly or more subtly). ... Eleanor Roosevelt with the Spanish version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ...

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Abuse is a general term for the use or treatment of something (person, thing, idea, etc.) that causes some kind of harm (to the abused person or thing, to the abusers themselves, or to someone else) or is unlawful or wrongful. Its close synonyms are mistreatment and maltreatment. The word "misuse" has a more distant meaning of incorrect, uneducated use, not necessarily harmful to a person.


Abuse can be something as simple as damaging a piece of equipment through using it the wrong way, or as serious as severe maltreatment of a person. Abuse may be direct and overt, or it may be disguised and covert. A threshold question is whether the person or people can immediately defend themselves against threatened or actual harm - this goes to the question of power.


Several types of abuse include

  • Spiritual abuse: abusive or aberrational practices identified in the behavior and teachings of some churches, spiritual and religious organizations and groups.
  • Sexual abuse: The improper use of another person for sexual purposes, generally without their consent or under physical or psychological pressure (which may include children whether abused by parents, those in loco parentis or strangers).
  • Physical abuse: Where one person inflicts physical violence or pain on another.
  • Verbal abuse: Verbal abuse (n.) when a person uses profanity or says things that threaten or make a person feel scared. (p. part of speech from Latin word abus meaning pain)
  • Emotional abuse or psychological abuse: coercion, humiliation, intimidation, relational aggression, parental alienation or covert incest: Where one person uses emotional or psychological coercion to compel another to do something they do not want, or is not in their best interests; or when one person manipulates another's emotional or psychological state for their own ends (see battered person syndrome), or commits psychological aggression using ostensibly non-violent methods to inflict mental or emotional violence or pain on another.
  • Drug abuse: the misuse of drugs, alcohol or other substances, usually a form of addiction. Law enforcement officials, among others, often define drug abuse as "any" use of illegal drugs, whether or not use is actually harmful to the user or to anyone else.
  • Child abuse: Abuse, usually physical, emotional or sexual, directed at a child.
  • Incest: Sexual activity between close family members.
  • Spousal abuse (or domestic violence): Abuse, usually physical, or psychological abuse, directed at one's spouse.
  • Elder abuse: Abuse, most often physical or in the form of psychological threats, directed at the elderly, especially in nursing homes and similar institutions.
  • Human rights abuse: Violation of human rights.
  • Verbal abuse: The use of foul language, obscenities or demeaning talk directed at another.
  • Animal abuse: Abuse or cruelty directed at animals.
  • Legal abuse: Vexatious litigation or malicious prosecution to retaliate, coerce, or emotionally/financially harm a person.
  • Internet abuse includes a wide range of inappropriate online behavior, such as unsolicited promotional email, intrusion attempts, and phishing.

Spiritual abuse is the name given to what many critics consider abusive practices in churches, and spiritual and religious organizations and groups. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The term en loco parentis, Latin for in the place of a parent, refers to the legal responsibility of a person or organization to take on some of the functions and responsibilities of a parent. ... Physical abuse is abuse involving contact intended to cause pain, injury, or other physical suffering or harm. ... Abus may refer to: AbuÅŸ, Romania Abus, a former name for the Humber River, England Abus (locks) A maker of locks and padlocks. ... Emotional abuse refers to a long-term situation in which one person uses his or her power or influence to adversely affect the mental well-being of another. ... Psychological abuse refers to the humiliation or intimidation of another person, but is also used to refer to the long-term effects of emotional shock. ... Coercion is the practice of compelling a person to act by employing threat of harm (usually physical force, sometimes other forms of harm). ... Humiliation is literally the act of being made humble, or reduced in standing or prestige. ... Intimidation is the act of making others do what one wants through fear. ... Relational aggression is a term used to describe psychological (social/emotional) aggression between people in relationships. ... Parental Alienation is any behaviour by a parents, a childs mother or father, whether conscious or unconscious, that could create alienation in the relationship between a child and the other parent. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Emotional redirects here. ... Psychology is an academic or applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes such as perception, cognition, emotion, personality, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. ... Battered person syndrome is a physical and psychological condition that is classified as ICD-9 code 995. ... Drug abuse has a wide range of definitions related to taking a psychoactive drug or performance enhancing drug for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect. ... is a awesome drink  !!!!!!!!!! Functional group of an alcohol molecule. ... Addiction is a chronic or recurrent condition proposed to be precipitated by one or more of the following: genetic, biological/pharmacological and social factors. ... For the band, see The Police. ... Drug abuse has a wide range of definitions related to taking a psychoactive drug or performance enhancing drug for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect. ... Child abuse is the physical or psychological maltreatment of a child, often synonymous with the term child maltreatment or the term child abuse and neglect. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Spousal abuse is a wide spectrum of abuse types. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Elder abuse is a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. ... // A nursing home or skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with activities of daily living. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Human rights violation. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... Look up Profanity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Cruelty to animals refers to treatment which causes unacceptable suffering to animals. ... Vexatious litigation is legal action which is brought, regardless of its merits, solely to harass or subdue an adversary. ... Malicious prosecution is a common law intentional tort. ... E-mail spam is a subset of spam that involves sending nearly identical messages to numerous recipients by e-mail. ... A black-hat is a term in computing for someone who compromises the security of a system without permission from an authorized party, usually with the intent of accessing computers connected to the network. ... This phishing attempt, disguised as an official email from a (fictional) bank, attempts to trick the banks members into giving away their account information by confirming it at the phishers linked website. ...

External links

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See also: Abuse regarding your butthole


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Abuse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (320 words)
Abuse is a general term for the use or treatment of something (person, thing, idea, etc.) that causes some kind of harm (to the abused person or thing, to the abusers themselves, or to someone else) or is unlawful or wrongful.
Abuse can be something as simple as damaging a piece of equipment through using it the wrong way, or as serious as severe maltreatment of a person.
Sexual abuse: The improper use of another person for sexual purposes, generally without their consent or under physical or psychological pressure (which may include children whether abused by parents, those in loco parentis or strangers).
Abuse (computer game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (920 words)
Abuse is a run and gun computer game developed by Crack dot Com, and published by Origin Systems/Electronic Arts.
Abuse was quite well received by the game press, who hailed the game as "the Doom of platform games", the comparison being particularly easy due to the involvement of iD contributors like Dave Taylor and Bobby Prince.
Abuse was also ported to Mac OS by Bungie Studios.
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