ByLaura Drennan, writer at
Laura Drennan

According to (Legal Terminology, 2014) assault is “attempted battery” and battery is

“contact or touching of another without permission or privilege.” Although the readings does

cover the simplest legal definition it does not cover all variables as state statutes do. Although no

law is perfect Wisconsin statutes does cover virtually all aspects of assault and battery. This

includes, but is not limited to, felony, misdemeanor, intentional and reckless homicide, battery-

threat to witness, battery-threat to judge, battery to an unborn child, intimidation, sexual assault et cetera.

These statutes are put forth in order to deal with the complexities of each case while

having wiggle room to hand out a more personalized conviction. To explain the simplest

meaning of the readings assault and battery are unwanted, forced damage to a person no matter

how miniscule. The degrees of crime are all alike yet the convictions for each state are the only

difference if you break it down enough.

To compare a particular subtopic in the readings lets discuss Domestic Violence. In the

reading it, again, states the simplest version, “Domestic violence- abuse by a closely related

person.” Again Wisconsin laws go into more detail stating in statute 968.075 (a) “Domestic

abuse” means any of the following engaged in by an adult person against his or her spouse or

former spouse, against an adult with whom the person resides or formerly resided or against an

adult with whom the person has a child in common: 1. Intentional infliction of physical pain,

physical injury or illness. 2. Intentional impairment of physical condition. 3. A violation of s.

940.225 (1), (2) or (3). 4. A physical act that may cause the other person reasonably to fear

imminent engagement in the conduct described under subd. 1., 2. Or 3. … et cetera. Wisconsin

statute has another two paragraphs depicting possibilities while also choosing the best

vocabulary in order to not limit unforeseen acts.

So the statutes for assault and battery from my text compared to Wisconsin laws are

similar. The only difference is the amount of detail in state laws and the reprimands to the



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