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Violence, Psychiatry, and the Law

A Historical Perspective
  • Jacques M. Quen
Part of the Critical Issues in American Psychiatry and the Law book series (CIAP, volume 2)

Abstract

The Oxford English Dictionary requires seven and a half columns, or more than two pages, to define violence and violent. The first definition is “The exercise of physical force so as to inflict injury on, or cause damage to, persons or property; action or conduct characterized by this; treatment or usage tending to cause bodily injury or forcibly interfering with personal freedom.” It also includes examples of violence to feelings and conscience.1

Keywords

Violent Behavior Oxford English Dictionary Violent Death Drunk Driver Armed Robbery 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques M. Quen
    • 1
  1. 1.Payne Whitney ClinicNew York HospitalNew YorkUSA

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