Social Deviance and Social Control Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Social Deviance and Social Control An assault is a threat or a deliberate attempt to inflict bodily harm or offensive physical contact on a person hence putting the person in apprehension or danger of such contact or harm. It is both a tort and a crime, and consequently it may either lead to civil or criminal liability. It is a social deviance as it goes against the norms of the society; also, it involves actions of threat and violence either by show of force or sometimes causing another person to apprehend immediately. An assault may include either of the following cases: when one inflicts serious bodily injury
Provocation and heat of passion are two key elements that must be proven regarding manslaughter. Assault is a personal crime that usually involves contact, or a confrontation between people. An assault is criminal violence against another person or physical contact with another person without his or her permission. In a situation, where a person has a fear of imminent peril or when apparent the assault would be committed if not prevented. A person can be accused for assault even without physical contact with another person.
Ground committed an assault against Ms. Hadd by approaching her in the act with his taser gun and firing an electrical impulse and hitting Ms. Hadd with the intent to cause imminent harmful offensive contact. After striking Ms. Hadd with the taser causing offensive contact to the plaintiff’s person which was caused by Mr. Ground’s actions it’s reasonable to conclude he committed an assault. Conclusion: I believe that the tort of assault did occur. 2. Issue: Did Mr.
Police brutality is the intentional use of excessive force, usually physical, but potentially also in the form of verbal attacks and psychological intimidation, by a police officer. It is in some instances triggered by "contempt of cop" which is perceived disrespect towards police officers. The force a police officer should use is only a minimum amount, needed to achieve a legitimate purpose. Police brutality is a direct violation of the laws within the police force. Police brutality Is also a direct violation on the 5th and 14th constitution amendments.
On page 557 of Introduction to law by Joanne B. Hames and Yvonne Ekern, the definition of assault is the placing of another in apprehension or fear of an imminent battery; it is both a crime and a tort. Also on page 557 of Introduction to Law by Joanne B. Hames and Yvonne Ekern, the definition of battery is a reckless or intentional, harmful or offensive touching of another; it is both a crime and a tort. I believe, yes, Bobby did in fact violate the assault statute? “One goal of criminal law is to prevent socially undesirable behavior. All jurisdictions have criminal statutes.
On the other hand, Luban, would say Yoo ignores the law models and war models if they deny terrorist suspects protection as required. Yoo says, in order to convict a defendant of torture the prosecution must have establish that the torture occurred outside the United States, the defendant acted under the color of law, he victim was within the custody of the defendant, the pain or suffering should be intended. Torture is performed on victims to obtain information or confession, to punish them, for intimidation, or for discrimination. Mental pain is effected by intentional or threatened infliction of severe physical or mental pain, administration or threatened administration of mind altering substances or methods that disrupt senses or personality, threat of imminent death or threat that another person will be immediately subjected to death. Luban raised two models; first is the war model, which supports the use of lethal force on enemy troops irrespective of whether they were personally involved with the adversary.
Policing Terrorism: Post 9/11 According to the Code of Federal Regulations, terrorism is defined as the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. The FBI goes even further with describing terrorism as either domestic or international, which depends on the origin, base, and objectives of the terrorist organization. Domestic terrorism is the unlawful use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual based and operating entirely within the United States or Puerto Rico without foreign direction committed against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives. International terrorism involves violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or any state, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the jurisdiction of the United States of any state. International terrorist acts occur outside the United States or transcend national boundaries in terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to coerce or intimidate, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek asylum.
Common forms of misconduct are excessive use of physical or Deadly Force, discriminatory arrest, physical or verbal harassment, and selective enforcement of the law (Saucier, 2001). Police corruption is the abuse of police authority for personal gain. Corruption may involve profit or another type of material benefit gained illegally as a consequence of the officer's authority. Typical forms of corruption include Bribery, Extortion, receiving or fencing stolen goods, and selling drugs. The term also refers to patterns of misconduct within a given police department or special unit, particularly where offenses are repeated with the acquiescence of superiors or through other ongoing failure to correct them (Saucier 2001).
The effects of terrorism can cause loss of life and injuries to property damage and disruptions in services such as electricity, water supply, public transportation and communications. The dictionary defines terrorism as “ n. the policy of using acts to inspiring terror as a method of ruling or of conducting political opposition”. Though terrorism can be expressed in two ways. Domestic terrorism involves groups or individuals whose terrorist acts are directed at situations of our government or population without unknown ways.
It was proved that the defendant was guilty of rape by his dna, also the fact that he was menacing people with a shotgun, which is how the taking of the DNA came about to prove him guilty of rape. Accomplice liability does not apply to this case; accomplice liability allows the courts to find a person criminally liable for acts committed by another person. If a person aids, assist or encourages another in the commission of a crime they are an accomplice to the crime, while the person who actually commits the act is called the” principal”. However, when determining what is accomplice liability and criminal liability a court needs to examine factors and intent of both the principal and the accomplice (www.legalmatch.com). The elements of crime are a series of components that must be present in order for it to be demonstrated that someone is guilty of a crime.