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Overview of Violent Crime - Chapter Summary
This criminology chapter includes simple and engaging lessons that examine many types of violent crime, including assault, battery, stalking, domestic violence, workplace violence and hate crimes. To help you reinforce your understanding of these crimes, we've included self-assessment quizzes and a comprehensive chapter exam. If you need any extra help with the chapter material, simply submit your questions to our expert criminology instructors. You can study whenever and wherever it's convenient, and when you're finished with the chapter, you'll be able to:
- Recognize several types of violent crime
- Define and list three types of assault
- Share facts and statistics about battery
- Discuss statistics associated with robbery
- Give examples of hate crimes and discuss related statistics
- Explain how workplace violence affects human resources
- Describe what you've learned about kidnapping
- Detail the history and causes of domestic violence
- List signs and types of stalking and discuss related laws
1. What Are Violent Crimes? - Definition, Types & Examples
Learn what constitutes violent crimes. Review the definition of violent crimes and examine the various types of these crimes. Finally, look at some examples of violent crimes to gain a thorough understanding.
2. 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.
3. Battery: Definition, Facts & Statistics
Assault and battery are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they actually have different meanings when it comes to the type of offenses involved in each. In this lesson, we'll discuss what criminal battery entails and some of the possible consequences for it.
4. Robbery: Definition & Statistics
The term robbery conjures up images of a group of masked men storming into the bank with guns blazing. In reality, robbery includes any crime in which a suspect uses force or threats to remove property from a victim.
5. What Is a Hate Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples
After you complete this lesson, you should understand what constitutes a hate crime. You will review recent changes to federal hate crime laws and look at several example scenarios of various types of hate crimes.
6. Workplace Violence: Trends and Impact on Human Resources
The workplace can be a dangerous place, and many workers are victimized by violence while on the job every year. In this lesson, you'll learn about violence in the workplace and steps that HR can take to reduce it.
7. What Is Kidnapping? - Definition, Facts & Statistics
What do Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr., Etan Patz, and Tanya Nicole Kach all have in common? They were all kidnap victims. Learn more about the definition of kidnapping, pertinent facts, and the alarming statistics.
8. Domestic Violence: Definition, Causes, Facts & History
This lesson will provide the definition for domestic violence. It will also explore the history, causes, and facts about domestic violence. A short quiz on the subject matter will follow the lesson.
9. What Is Stalking? - Definition, Types, Signs & Laws
In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of stalking and the types and signs of stalking. The laws that protect stalking victims will also be covered. A short quiz follows to test your understanding.
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