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assault

The unlawful placing of an individual in apprehension of immediate bodily harm without his or her consent.
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assault

Forensic medicine The unlawful placing of an individual in apprehension of immediate bodily harm without his/her consent. See Sexual assault, Nonsexual genital assault.

assault/interpersonal violence

A social act involving a serious abuse of power, consisting of the exertion of physical force and power over another individual with the intent of controlling, disempowering and/or injuring that individual. See Domestic violence.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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Shock and held that assaultive felonies merged into a homicide and could not underlie a felony murder charge.
Legree's slave driver immediately understands the implications of Cassy's speech act and, therefore, why her speech has the potential to be assaultive. Cassy's ability to curse Sambo exists within the "accepted conventional procedure" of vodun practice.
27-30: Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) trains human service providers and other professionals to safely manage disruptive and assaultive behaviour; Vancouver; 1-800-558-8976 or register online at www.crisisprevention.com
The fact that not every individual who had committed an assaultive act would report the instance was an obvious concern to the validity of this study's findings.
One worker reported that "you need to know that the other staff on the shift will back you and that they know what they are doing." Team work requires time to plan, a sense of common goals, and as one worker put it, "a kind of shorthand form of communication" in which single words or short phrases elicit the back-up strategies needed to isolate or restrain assaultive individuals, assist the victim, remove other clients and staff from the vicinity, de-escalate the crisis, and call for medical or supervisory assistance.
The appeals court affirmed, finding that summary judgment was precluded by a fact issue as to whether prison officials knew that the inmate was infected with AIDS, that the inmate was threatening to infect other inmates and was engaging in assaultive behavior towards the inmates, and that they failed to respond reasonably to that risk.
If, as it's been said, that men are the new women, this company's gender-bending style screams twenty-first century: Lock, whose foray into full-throttle assaultive pointe work began with his Salt (1998), goes a step further with an incredible Billy Smith, clad in all Armani suit and pink satin toe shoes.
This book is a comparative analysis of male sex offenders, assaultive offenders, and nonviolent boys, and has implications for understanding and preventing such national tragedies as the recent school shootings in the United States.
Zero tolerance for gang related activity, or any assaultive or threatening behaviour toward correctional staff.
Although the deft handling of such cross-narratives is compelling and the handling of cinema metaphors striking, the achievement here is Desautels's prose, an aural event both jagged and elegant, assaultive and inviting, that moves with the clipped, dangerous, urgent kinesis of hard bop jazz.