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Ch 11: Assault & Battery Overview

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This convenient criminal justice chapter offers insight into the fundamentals of assault and battery. Review the chapter's lessons and quizzes whenever you need to prepare for a criminal justice exam, finish a homework assignment, catch up in class or just give your grades a boost.

Assault & Battery Overview - Chapter Summary

Get an overview of assault and battery crimes and laws with this comprehensive criminal law chapter. Using an engaging and simplified teaching style, our instructors show you facts, statistics and laws related to abusive relationships, emotional child abuse and more. These bite-sized lessons can be accessed at any time, and we've included short quizzes to help you remember the information. If you have any questions, our expert instructors will be happy to assist you. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define the elements of assault and battery
  • Explain the concept of transferred intent for assault and battery
  • Interpret child abuse facts
  • Assess statistics about emotional child abuse
  • Understand mandated reporting laws
  • Discuss mandated reporting rules regarding the failure to report suspected child abuse and neglect
  • Evaluate abusive relationships in terms of exploitation, neglect and elder abuse

8 Lessons in Chapter 11: Assault & Battery Overview
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What Is Assault? - Definition of an Intentional Tort

1. What Is Assault? - Definition of an Intentional Tort

Assault is a tort and occurs when one person intentionally places anther in a state of fear. There are three types of assault: simple assault, assault and battery and aggravated assault. Each type of assault is intended to instill fear and may even involve physical pain against another person.

Battery: The Elements of an Intentional Tort

2. Battery: The Elements of an Intentional Tort

The tort of battery occurs when a person intentionally inflicts bodily harm to another. While it generally involves some form of offensive contact that results in injury, the tort elements expanded to include contact that does not result in any physical harm.

Transferred Intent for Assault and Battery

3. Transferred Intent for Assault and Battery

Transferred intent is a shift from an intended action against one party, to an action against another, and there does not need to be intent. It applies to any of the intentional torts, including trespass to land, trespass to chattels, assault, battery, and false imprisonment.

What is Child Abuse? - Definition & Facts

4. What is Child Abuse? - Definition & Facts

Did you know that more than five children die each day from child abuse? In this lesson, learn about the different types of child abuse, general statistics, and more.

What Is Emotional Child Abuse? - Definition & Statistics

5. What Is Emotional Child Abuse? - Definition & Statistics

Emotional child abuse may not be as commonly referred to as physical child abuse or sexual child abuse, but it is a real and unfortunate problem. This lesson defines it and goes over its characteristics and some statistics related to it.

Mandated Reporting: Definition & Laws

6. Mandated Reporting: Definition & Laws

In this lesson, we'll explore the concept of mandated reporting in child abuse and neglect and compare the laws governing this concept across the states.

Failing to Report Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect as a Mandated Reporter

7. Failing to Report Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect as a Mandated Reporter

Federal and state laws have been created which require certain professionals to be mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse. This is a general overview of child abuse reporting requirements and potential consequences of failing to report with an emphasis on education professionals.

Abusive Relationships: Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

8. Abusive Relationships: Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

In this lesson, we will examine the different types of elder abuse as well as some basic stats on the issue. Often related to abuse is the idea of caregiver burnout, which will also be discussed.

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