Act of Coercion
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- See: Obedience (Human Behavior), Intimidation, Threat, Free Will, Extortion, Blackmail, Torture, Duress, Credibility, co-Operation.
- (Wikipedia, 2016) ⇒ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/coercion Retrieved:2016-9-1.
- Coercion is the practice of forcing another party to act in an involuntary manner by use of intimidation or threats or some other form of pressure or force. It involves a set of various types of forceful actions that violate the free will of an individual to induce a desired response, for example: a bully demanding lunch money to a student or the student gets beaten. These actions can include, but are not limited to, extortion, blackmail, torture, and threats to induce favors. In law, coercion is codified as a duress crime. Such actions are used as leverage, to force the victim to act in a way contrary to their own interests. Coercion may involve the actual infliction of physical pain/injury or psychological harm in order to enhance the credibility of a threat. The threat of further harm may lead to the cooperation or obedience of the person being coerced.