Violence – What is it???
We hear this word so much these days that the interpretation becomes blurred. For instance :-
fervour: intensity of feeling or expression
Violence in this interpretation is a positive emotion. In order to stop someone injuring property or someone else do you commit an act of violence??
Can readers please supply this post with the legal interpretation as used by the family court. I am writing a script based on this subject and became surprised at my own inability to define it clearly. Below is what a couple of dictionaries define it as.
Your own succinct interpretation would be appreciated. I would also like both genders to respond. Thank you.
Violence refers to acts of aggression and abuse which causes or intends to cause criminal injury or harm to persons, and (to a lesser extent) animals and property.1 The term “violence” also connotes an aggressive tendency to act out destructive behaviours.
1. physical force: the use of physical force to injure somebody or damage something
– threats of violence
2. illegal force: the illegal use of unjustified force, or the effect created by the threat of this
– robbery with violence
3. destructive force: extreme, destructive, or uncontrollable force, especially of natural events
– the violence of the storm
4. fervour: intensity of feeling or expression
– the violence of her response to our suggestion
do violence to something to violate, harm, or damage something
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