Definition of Coercion | What is Coercion

Concept and Meaning of Coercion

From the latin coertitio (constraint), coercion is a pressure exerted on a person to force a behaviour or conduct or a change in his will. Coercion is thus associated with repression, restriction or inhibition.
Examples: 'the presence of the police acted as a coercion for the protesters', "coercion has borne fruit and the victim has withdrawn the complaint," "If the boy does not want to hear the reasons, we will have to think about some form of coercion.
Usually, the coercion is based on the threat of use of violence (physical or otherwise) to condition the behaviour of an individual. Assume that a young person is mistreated by the police and is preparing to file a complaint with the justice. When he leaves his house, the patrol is outside her door. At the corner of his house, a police officer asked him his papers. After several minutes, he let go. Before arriving at the Court, he received a call, but in responding, it means that of police sirens. All these facts may act as coercion to make the young man stop you want to file a complaint.
It is often said that the legislation works through coercion, because the threat of sanction prevents people commit crimes for fear of negative consequences imposed by law. In this sense, a person who sees a woman neglected her bag plans to steal but nothing to think that if she caught, it is likely to go to jail and she decided not to do so.
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