a serious crime, particularly when it is incited by a NSW corrective services officer
An unlawful attack by one person upon another wherein the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or the victim suffers obvious severe or aggravated bodily injury involving apparent broken bones, loss of teeth, possible internal injury, severe laceration, or loss of consciousness. Along with homicide, robbery, and rape, one of the four violent crimes covered in this report.
According to the UCR, an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. Normally committed with a weapon.
an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the person of inflicting harm. This type of assault usually involves a weapon.
" encompasses cases where the Defendant has caused "serious bodily injury" to another person, or where the Defendant uses or exhibits a "deadly weapon" during the assault. Serious bodily injury means a n injury that causes or creates a substantial risk of death, causes serious permanent disfigurement, or causes protracted loss or impairment in function of any body part or organ. A deadly weapon is defined as 1) a firearm, 2) any device designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting death or serious bodily injury, or 3) anything that "in the manner of its use or intended use" is capable of causing serious bodily injury. Aggravated assault is generally a second degree felony but may be charged as a first degree felony if committed against a public servant, witness or informant, or a security officer.
Unlawful intentional inflicting of serious bodily injury with or without a deadly weapon, or unlawful intentional attempting or threatening of serious bodily injury or death with a deadly or dangerous weapon. The term is used in the same sense as in the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Crime Index. It encompasses conduct included under the statutory names aggravated assault and battery, aggravated battery, assault with intent to kill, assault with intent to commit murder or manslaughter, atrocious assault, attempted murder, felonious assault, and assault with a deadly weapon.
a more serious type of assault such as one leading to actual bodily harm.
An attack by one person on another for the purpose of inflicting severe injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or injury.