Malicious Punishment of a Child Glossary – Legal Definitions

The following are common terms used in charges involving the malicious punishment of a child.

Substantial bodily harm: bodily injury which involves a temporary but substantial disfigurement, or which causes a temporary but substantial loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ, or which causes a fracture of any bodily member

Great bodily harm: bodily injury which creates a high probability of death, or which causes serious permanent disfigurement, or which causes a permanent or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ or other serious bodily harm.

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