Definition of Interpersonal violence
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Interpersonal violence Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Sociology
The use of force between individuals to kill, injure, or abuse.
Interpersonal violence Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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[File:Violence world map - DALY - WHO2004.svg|thumb|upright=1.2|Estimates of disability-adjusted life years from physical violence, per 100,000 inhabitants in 2004. ]] Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation", although the group acknowledges that the inclusion of "the use of power" in its definition expands on the conventional meaning of the word. This definition involves intentionality with the committing of the act itself, irrespective of the outcome it produces. However, generally, anything that is excited in an injurious or damaging way may be described as violent even if not meant to be violence (by a person and against a person).
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