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- by Gaella_RN2010 Dec 9, '09I know that battery and assault are types of Intentional Negligence , therefore, you intend to cause harm.
What's the difference between the two?
Is it physically touching the person???
- Dec 10, '09 by May2011GradAssault is the verbalization of intent
Battery is the physical harm
- Dec 11, '09 by morteyou need to know YOUR state laws, it varies.
- Dec 11, '09 by docbkhassault [əˈsɔːlt] n 1. a violent attack, either physical or verbal 2. (Law) Law an intentional or reckless act that causes another person to expect to be subjected to immediate and unlawful violence
bat·ter·y (bt-r)n. pl. bat·ter·ies 1. a. The act of beating or pounding.
b. Law The unlawful and unwanted touching or striking of one person by another, with the intention of bringing about a harmful or offensive contact.
Google is your friend!
- Dec 11, '09 by Jasmininsfhttp://criminal.findlaw.com/crimes/a...t_battery.html
depends where you are from but the key phrase in the link i sent you is that historically the definitions are what was said above but that today, most states don't differentiate between the two.
- Dec 13, '09 by jlynn2303These are the definitions I learned as well -but it always raised questions about the terms 'sexual assault' and 'sexual battery', which are not generally defined that way.
- Dec 16, '09 by AmandaGreymy husband came up with these "tricks" and for some reason, it has always stayed in my head!
stupid i know, but i remember them now!
Assault - you don't have to touch salt to get it out (as in, just shake the salt shaker when boiling pasta or whatever)
Battery - you're going to get hurt if you touch a battery while it's raining outside (it's going to shock you!)
- Dec 19, '09 by StudentNurseElleassault : a threat to cause harm
for example : if you odnt eat your breakfast, i ll make you stay in the chair all day.
battery : purposeful, wrongful, touching without consent
for example : a client who presents his hand when told it is tim eot test his blood glucose implies consent
relies on implied consent as an agreement inferred by the client's cooperative behavior
for example : continuing to give the client an enema even when she says "stop" is battery.