Brutalization is a composite experience consisting of three more elemental experiences: violent subjugation, personal horrification, and violent coaching. Any discussion of the experiences in this trilogy must draw the widely known distinction between primary and secondary groups. Charles Horton Cooley is the originator of the notion of primary group. Cooley's conception of the primary group is most certainly how it should always be, but unfortunately, not always is in real life. Violent subjugation is practiced upon subjects in two distinct ways. One way it is practiced is through coercion. The authority figures employ violence or the threat of violence to force the subject to comply with some command which the subject displays some reluctance to obey or refuses to obey outright. The authority figure may either first threaten the subject with battery if she does not comply with the command or else immediately begin battering her without giving any prior warning.