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2 Personal Crime Analysis Personal Crimes Christina Morgan February 14 th , 2011 Donna Frazier CJA/343
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3 Personal Crime Analysis In this paper you will see the differences as they are identified and defined and how they are associated with each other. Assault is a threat of bodily harm with the ability to actually cause harm. Assault is both a crime and a tort which can result in a criminal and civil liability. Normally with assault an action is required to make it assault. Normal words are not enough but if you take a threat and put it with say a weapon pointed at you like a bat, it may be reasonable enough to make it assault. There has to be intent in assault, in tort law there is specific and general intent. Specific intent is when the offender intends to cause harm. General intent is if the offender intends to do an act that would cause harm. We also have aggravated assault which is a felony, and it is when an offender decides to do more than scare the victim. Assault with a deadly weapon is aggravated assault only if they intent to cause serious harm with the weapon. The punishment for criminal assault can be a fine, imprisonment or both, and when it is aggravated assault the punishments are more severe. Civil assault punishments can result in the offender being liable for damages. The amount of damages awarded to the victim is determined by a jury. There are two different types of damages, compensatory damages which are compensating the victim for their injury, and they can be awarded even if there is no injury. Punitive damages or money damages are to punish the defendant for his crime. Battery is a form of assault and is also a crime as well as a tort.
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