includes any physical assault, with or without weapons; behavior that a reasonable person would interpret as being potentially violent (e.g., throwing things, pounding on a desk or door, or destroying property), or specific threats to inflict physical harm (e.g., a threat to shoot a named individual).
For further information regarding threatening or violent behavior in the workplace, please refer to the University Policy Manual P519 Workplace Violence Stony Brook University shall take all responsible actions to educate employees regarding the ways to identify and address disruptive behavior.
Reference is also made to the offence of drunk and disorderly behaviour and offences involving emergency workers and disorderly behaviour on NHS premises, which prosecutors may consider as alternatives to the offences under the Public Order Act.
This document provides guidance about the charge which should be preferred if the criteria set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors are met.
Students, faculty, and staff have the right to be free from acts or threats of disruptive behavior and/or physical violence, including intimidation, harassment and/or coercion, which involve or affect the University Community.
The University does not tolerate any student, faculty member, administrator, or employee, acting individually or in concert with others, who clearly obstructs or disrupts any teaching, research, administrative, disciplinary, public service activity or any other workplace activity held on campus property.
750.411i Definitions; aggravated stalking; circumstances; violation as felony; penalty; probation; additional conditions of probation; effect of continued course of conduct; rebuttable presumption; additional penalty. (b) “Credible threat” means a threat to kill another individual or a threat to inflict physical injury upon another individual that is made in any manner or in any context that causes the individual hearing or receiving the threat to reasonably fear for his or her safety or the safety of another individual.
Domestic violence takes many forms – physical assault, threats, psychological, emotional and financial control or abuse – and there are many ways the police can help you.
An offence under the Act may, for example, also lead to or involve an assault, unlawful possession of a weapon or the causing of criminal damage.
See Additional Charges and Charge Selection below for guidance on the selection of the appropriate number and type of charges in such cases.
Top of page The charging standard below, gives guidance concerning the charge which should be preferred if the criteria set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors are met.
The purpose of charging standards is to make sure that the most appropriate charge is selected, in the light of the facts, which can be proved, at the earliest possible opportunity.