Violent incidents defined

April 2005
Massachusetts Nurse;Apr2005, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p10
The article presents legal definitions of violent incidents. assault; assault is defined in the common law as an attempt or offer to do bodily harm to another by force and violence. Another manner in defining assault is that assault is an attempt or immediate threat to commit a battery. Criminal battery consists of harmful or offensive touching. Every battery includes an assault. The two types of batteries must be distinguished because of the issue of consent. Physically harmful batteries are unlawful regardless of consent.


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