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violence

noun assault, attack, brutality, clash, disorder, eruption, explosion, ferocity, force, furiousness, fury, inclemency, manus, onslaught, rage, rampage, ruthlessness, savagery, severity, unlawful force, vehemence, violentia, wildness
Foreign phrases: Insanus est qui, abjecta ratione, omnia cum impetu et furore facit.A person is insane who, deerived of reason, does everything with violence and rage. Paci sunt maxime contraria vis et injuria. Violence and injury are especially hostile to peace. Est autem vis legem simulans. Violence may also be masquerading as the law.
See also: belligerency, brutality, commotion, cruelty, embroilment, havoc, infliction, infringement, injury, outburst, passion, severity, strife

VIOLENCE. The abuse of force. Theorie des Lois Criminelles, 32. That force which is employed against common right, against the laws, and against public liberty. Merl. h. t, 2. In cases of robbery, in order to convict the accused, it is requisite to prove that the act was done with violence; but this violence is not confined to an actual assault of the person, by beating, knocking down, or forcibly wresting from him on the contrary, whatever goes to intimidate or overawe, by the apprehension of personal violence, or by fear of life, with a view to compel the delivery of property equally falls within its limits. Alison, Pr. Cr. Law of Scotl. 228; 4 Binn. R. 379; 2 Russ. on Cr. 61; 1 Hale P. C. 553. When an article is merely snatched, as by a sudden pull, even though a momentary force be exerted, it is not such violence as to constitute a robbery. 2 East, P. C. 702; 2 Russ. Cr. 68; Dig. 4, 2, 2 and 3.

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Keywords: Masculinity, Physical violence, Domestic violence, rural/urban areas, Cross Sectional
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The Valley Oasis Amigas formed in 1984 to raise money to support the shelter and its program and to educate the public about domestic violence.
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After outlining the history of various philosophies of violence generally and of religious aggression more specifically, Avalos introduces his readers to scarce resource theory--a relatively simple yet sensible explanation of the genesis of violence.
The three chapters dealing mainly with the antebellum period form part one, underlined by the molding of the mob violence as a lynching culture.
That event also brings the state and, more generally, other external factors back into the discussion of communal violence that is often presented as something that only the communities themselves are guilty of producing.
Yet, other organizations fighting sexual violence have taken a different view.
Many of these claims seem to be related to the high level of client perpetrated violence against staff.
Some high-risk settings that provide fertile breeding grounds for violence include work situations where direct contact with the public is recurrent, money is handled, or delivery of goods, services or passengers takes place, such as in trucks, taxi cabs or police cars.
The purpose of this article is to discuss the importance of spirituality in school counseling and to link student spirituality to the reduction of school violence and facilitation of a culture of respect.