Violence, אלימות is an aggressive behavior that has extreme harm as it's goal. The violent behavior is intended to cause harm to another individual when it is understood that the target is motivated to avoid such harm , .
This definition purposely excludes accidental harm, which is not aggressive because it is not intended, as well as harmful acts the victim does not wish to avoid. Aggression and violence are usually further distinguished based on the extent of physical harm inflicted . Therefore, while all violence is aggression, not all acts of aggression are violent ().
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