What is violence?

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:

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
... within America, and an outlet to deal with violence and gang culture ... to draw teenagers out of gang life and violence ... "Like rock-and-roll, hip hop is vigorously opposed by conservatives because it romanticises violence, law-breaking, and gangs" ...
First Red Scare - May Day 1919
... its May Day holiday 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 ...
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 ... 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
... 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 ...

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
  • (noun): A turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc..

Famous quotes containing the word violence:

    Men are rewarded for learning the practice of violence in virtually any sphere of activity by money, admiration, recognition, respect, and the genuflection of others honoring their sacred and proven masculinity. In male culture, police are heroic and so are outlaws; males who enforce standards are heroic and so are those who violate them.
    Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946)

    Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey.
    Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

    Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)