South African Criminal Law: Assault UNIT 4.2

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What is the definition of school violence according to Bartol & Bartol?

All forms of violence including teasing, simple assaults, sexual assaults, and robbery

What is an example of relational violence in a school setting?

A student being ostracised by their peers

What is the term for the repeated oppression of a less powerful person by a more powerful person?


What is an example of emotional violence in a school setting?

A student being terrorised by a group of learners

What is the focus of this lecture?

School violence, with a specific focus on school shootings

What is considered as school violence or bullying according to the author?

Any behaviour that violates the schools' educational mission or climate of respect

Why do the children in the rural school feel safe despite reporting high levels of school violence and bullying?

Because the children are exposed to criminal and violent acts in their homes, social media, and schools, leading to normalisation

What is one of the 6 defining factors of school bullying mentioned in the text?

Power imbalance between the bully and the victim

What is a possible consequence of being bullied according to the text?

Withdrawal from school activities or dropping out of school

What is NOT a factor mentioned in the text that contributes to underreporting of bullying?

Fear of retaliation

What is NOT a topic related to school violence or bullying mentioned in the text?

LGBT+ hate crime

What is the definition of family violence in South Africa?

Refers to any form of assault, intimidation, battery, sexual assault, or any criminal offence resulting in personal injury or death of one family or household member by another

What is the most prevalent form of child abuse according to Bartol & Bartol (2014)?

Emotional abuse

What is the definition of school violence and bullying?

The intentional, once off or repeated harmful words or acts committed to a child or children against another child or children

What is Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy?

A form of child abuse where a parent consistently and chronically brings a child in for medical care with symptoms falsified or induced by that parent/caregiver

What is the term for the abuse of a child through excessive physical punishment, resulting in serious head injury?

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Which of the following is a sub-type of assault in South Africa?

All of the above

Test your knowledge on assault in South African criminal law, including the definition, types of assault, and key elements. This quiz covers common assault, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, and more.

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