What is violence?

  • (noun): A turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc..
    See also — Additional definitions below

Violence

Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against a person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation. This definition associates intentionality with the committing of the act itself, irrespective of the outcome it produces.

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Some articles on violence:

Censorship In Australia - Current Situation - Feature Films
... Violence must "have a low threat and be justified by context", sexual activity, nudity and drug use may only be "very discreetly implied", and coarse language must be "very mild and ... Violence should be mild and infrequent, and drug use and nudity should be justified by context ... Sexual violence must be limited ...
Psychological Characteristics of Abusers
... poor self-control and higher than average rates of approval of violence and aggression (in American society, females are, on average, approved of violence against males) ... There are no similar statistics on female perpetrators of family violence due to bias in the data gathering procedure ...
Violence - Classification & Nomenclature
... Abuse Child abuse Domestic violence Gang violence Psychological abuse Cyber-bullying Sexual abuse Structural violence Symbolic violence School bullying ...
Hip Hop - History - American Society
... of dealing with the hardships of life as minorities within America, and an outlet to deal with violence and gang culture ... centered around hip hop, as a means to draw teenagers out of gang life and violence ... rock-and-roll, hip hop is vigorously opposed by conservatives because it romanticises violence, law-breaking, and gangs" ...
First Red Scare - May Day 1919
... since the 1890s and had seen none of the violence associated with the day's events in Europe ... On May 1, 1919, the left mounted especially large demonstrations, and violence greeted the normally peaceful parades in Boston, New York, and Cleveland ... Cleveland, Ohio saw the worst violence ...

More definitions of "violence":

  • (noun): An act of aggression (as one against a person who resists).
    Example: "He may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
    Synonyms: force

Famous quotes containing the word violence:

    If Mr. Vincent Price were to be co-starred with Miss Bette Davis in a story by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe directed by Mr. Roger Corman, it could not fully express the pent-up violence and depravity of a single day in the life of the average family.
    Quentin Crisp (b. 1908)

    Under all conditions well-organized violence seems to him the shortest distance between two points.
    Leon Trotsky (1879–1940)

    We New Yorkers see more death and violence than most soldiers do, grow a thick chitin on our backs, grimace like a rat and learn to do a disappearing act. Long ago we outgrew the need to be blowhards about our masculinity; we leave that to the Alaskans and Texans, who have more time for it.
    Edward Hoagland (b. 1932)