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Violence in society

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Why We Kill Understanding Violence Across Cultures and Disciplines

Why We Kill Understanding Violence Across Cultures and Disciplines

Author: Nancy (Families Outside, UK) Loucks Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Why We Kill examines violence in many of its manifestations, exploring how culture plays a role in people's understanding of violent action. Fully updated, with new chapters covering more conventional forms of homicide and mass shootings in the USA, this book examines psychological, ethical, political, and moral justifications for extremes in human behaviour. It augments international a debate on a myriad of forms of killing, including Infanticide, serial killings, war, terrorism, abortion, honour killings, euthanasia, suicide bombings and genocide, and discusses the different types of killing and how people are able to maintain apparent contradictions in their moral beliefs. Each chapter presents a full picture of their subjects and many sides of the debate in order to increase readers' understanding of the discussion, regardless of their own perspectives. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of criminology, psychology, sociology, politics, law and religion.

Why We Kill Understanding Violence Across Cultures and Disciplines

Why We Kill Understanding Violence Across Cultures and Disciplines

Author: Nancy (Families Outside, UK) Loucks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Why We Kill examines violence in many of its manifestations, exploring how culture plays a role in people's understanding of violent action. Fully updated, with new chapters covering more conventional forms of homicide and mass shootings in the USA, this book examines psychological, ethical, political, and moral justifications for extremes in human behaviour. It augments international a debate on a myriad of forms of killing, including Infanticide, serial killings, war, terrorism, abortion, honour killings, euthanasia, suicide bombings and genocide, and discusses the different types of killing and how people are able to maintain apparent contradictions in their moral beliefs. Each chapter presents a full picture of their subjects and many sides of the debate in order to increase readers' understanding of the discussion, regardless of their own perspectives. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of criminology, psychology, sociology, politics, law and religion.

Hellfire from Paradise Ranch On the Front Lines of Drone Warfare

Hellfire from Paradise Ranch On the Front Lines of Drone Warfare

Author: Joseba Zulaika Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

In this intimate and innovative work, terror expert Joseba Zulaika examines drone warfare as manhunting carried out via satellite. Using Creech Air Force Base near Las Vegas as his center of study, he interviews drone operators as well as resisters to the war economy of the region to expose the layers of fantasy on which counterterrorism and its self-sustaining logic are grounded. Hellfire from Paradise Ranch exposes the terror and warfare of drone killings that dominate our modern military. It unveils the trauma drone operators experience, in part due to their visual intimacy with their victims, and explores the resistance to drone killings in the same apocalyptic Nevada desert where nuclear testing, pacifist militancy, and Shoshone tradition overlap. Stunning and absorbing, Zulaika offers a richly detailed account of how we continue to manufacture, deconstruct, and perpetuate terror.

The Allure of Premeditated Murder Why Some People Plan to Kill

The Allure of Premeditated Murder Why Some People Plan to Kill

Author: Jack Levin, Julie B. Wiest Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2020

Any murder causes pain and suffering that ripple through families and communities-of both the victims and the perpetrators-but premeditated murders cause the worst kind of damage. The Allure of Premeditated Murder is about the worst kinds of premeditated homicide in which the perpetrator plans an attack over a period of days, weeks, or months, leaving behind massive carnage and unspeakable suffering. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with murderers, sociologists Jack Levin and Julie B. Wiest help readers understand why such vicious murders occur and what we can do to minimize their incidence. Throughout the book, they examine why people engage in acts of premeditated murder-planning and implementing terrible violence against others-from the perpetrator's viewpoint. By juxtaposing the motivations for these hideous homicides against everyday social circumstances, these often-baffling crimes are explained in an easy-to-understand manner that paves the way for promising solutions. In the process of examining the characteristics of premeditated murder, the book also addresses those questions that are commonly asked about this kind of violent crime but usually unanswered. How could a killer have enjoyed his murderous rampage when he committed suicide right afterward? Why do sadistic killers sometimes regard their murders as great accomplishments? What can be done to effectively reduce the likelihood of this kind of homicide? As violence remains such a prominent and troubling topic nationwide, The Allure of Premeditated Murder successfully explores the reasons behind the worst violence as well as the most promising solutions.

Campus Counterspaces Black and Latinx Students' Search for Community at Historically White Universities

Campus Counterspaces Black and Latinx Students' Search for Community at Historically White Universities

Author: Micere Keels Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2020

Frustrated with the flood of news articles and opinion pieces that were skeptical of minority students' imagined campus microaggressions, Micere Keels, a professor of comparative human development, set out to provide a detailed account of how racial-ethnic identity structures Black and Latinx students' college transition experiences. Tracking a cohort of more than five hundred Black and Latinx students since they enrolled at five historically white colleges and universities in the fall of 2013 Campus Counterspaces finds that these students were not asking to be protected from new ideas. Instead, they relished exposure to new ideas, wanted to be intellectually challenged, and wanted to grow. However, Keels argues, they were asking for access to counterspaces-safe spaces that enable radical growth. They wanted counterspaces where they could go beyond basic conversations about whether racism and discrimination still exist. They wanted time in counterspaces with likeminded others where they could simultaneously validate and challenge stereotypical representations of their marginalized identities and develop new counter narratives of those identities. In this critique of how universities have responded to the challenges these students face, Keels offers a way forward that goes beyond making diversity statements to taking diversity actions.

Campus Counterspaces Black and Latinx Students' Search for Community at Historically White Universities

Campus Counterspaces Black and Latinx Students' Search for Community at Historically White Universities

Author: Micere Keels Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2020

Frustrated with the flood of news articles and opinion pieces that were skeptical of minority students' imagined campus microaggressions, Micere Keels, a professor of comparative human development, set out to provide a detailed account of how racial-ethnic identity structures Black and Latinx students' college transition experiences. Tracking a cohort of more than five hundred Black and Latinx students since they enrolled at five historically white colleges and universities in the fall of 2013 Campus Counterspaces finds that these students were not asking to be protected from new ideas. Instead, they relished exposure to new ideas, wanted to be intellectually challenged, and wanted to grow. However, Keels argues, they were asking for access to counterspaces-safe spaces that enable radical growth. They wanted counterspaces where they could go beyond basic conversations about whether racism and discrimination still exist. They wanted time in counterspaces with likeminded others where they could simultaneously validate and challenge stereotypical representations of their marginalized identities and develop new counter narratives of those identities. In this critique of how universities have responded to the challenges these students face, Keels offers a way forward that goes beyond making diversity statements to taking diversity actions.

de la Furia a la Accion Colectiva Las Represalias Violentas En Argentina

de la Furia a la Accion Colectiva Las Represalias Violentas En Argentina

Author: Leandro Gamallo Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Este libro describe la evolucion de las acciones colectivas de violencia punitiva en Argentina en el periodo 2009-2015 y muestra las distintas formas en las que se manifiestan. A partir de un diseno metodologico mixto apoyado en una base de datos cuantitativa y la realizacion de estudios de caso cualitativos, la investigacion corrobora el crecimiento de este tipo de acciones en el tiempo. Sostenemos la hipotesis de la presencia y el aumento en la cantidad de acciones en el tiempo se enmarca dentro del proceso de transformaciones de la accion colectiva en Argentina, particularmente de dos de sus caracteristicas: la emergencia de la violencia colectiva como un modo de manifestacion recurrente de las ultimas decadas y el protagonismo cada vez mayor de las demandas de justicia y reparacion vinculadas a diversos tipos de violencias. Retomando las herramientas teoricas de la contienda politica y los analisis de la accion colectiva, el libro muestra que los modos en que se efectuan las represalias violentas en Argentina son heterogeneos, pudiendose construir una tipologia de acciones: los linchamientos a personas, los ataques de casas o bienes y los estallidos en los que, con frecuencia, se destruyen dependencias estatales. Estos tipos reflejan distintos grados de coordinacion en las acciones, factores precipitantes de violencia disimiles, grupos atacantes con conexiones multiples y diferentes destinatarios de las agresiones. Los estudios de caso muestran que estos atributos heterogeneos de las represalias colectivas dependen del tipo de localizacion en la que se insertan y de los conflictos preexistentes en los que se desarrolla la violencia.

Globalization and Its Impact on Violence Against Vulnerable Groups

Globalization and Its Impact on Violence Against Vulnerable Groups

Author: Milica S. Boskovic Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Violence is most common when there is a power disparity between two groups of people, and those with less power are far more likely to become the victim in a violent situation. Environment has as much influence on whether or not violence will occur as the person or people involved, and this relationship has drawn the attention of researchers worldwide. Globalization and Its Impact on Violence Against Vulnerable Groups is an essential source that provides research that delves deeply into occurrences of violence and the environmental and personal influences that lead to violence in order to better understand and prevent it from happening. Featuring a wide range of topics such as e-blackmail, human displacement, and psychology, this book is ideal for criminologists, law enforcement, psychologists, therapists, academicians, sociologists, anthropologists, government officials, researchers, and students.

Handbook of Research on Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence

Handbook of Research on Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence

Author: Gordon A. Crews Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

The phenomena of mass shootings appear to be on the rise. Within the past decade, shootings have occurred in schools, religious institutions, concerts, movie theaters, and other public venues, as well as at home in the form of domestic mass shootings. This phenomenon is influenced by factors such as access to guns, mental illness, the desire for fame, revenge from being bullied, and copycat killing to name a few. Mass shootings are a serious problem for society and must to be explored further in order to provide preventive solutions. The Handbook of Research on Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on contributing factors to gun violence, characteristics of shooters and victims, solutions for preventing incidents from occurring, and the impact these shootings have on the community. While highlighting topics such as school safety, cyberbullying, and mental illness, this publication is ideally designed for law enforcement, government officials, psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, politicians, policymakers, law makers, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the latest empirical findings of mass shootings in the United States.

Violence and Society

Violence and Society

Author: Anne Wade Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Violence And Society is a book that provides the readers with a deep look into the relation between the occurrence of violence and the effect it has on the society, as it causes various other problems and gives rise to other issues that may pop up in the various parts of the society. This book also discusses about the various states of violence, the occurrence of violence in the families, political violence, violence taking place in democracies, the role of video games in developing a violent nature and the relation of terrorism to violence.

Interpersonal Violence Differences and Connections

Interpersonal Violence Differences and Connections

Author: Marita Husso Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

From early modernity to today, society has encountered various forms of interpersonal violence. Through exploration of particular areas within Europe and Russia to Africa, America and Asia, this collection presents both differences and connections among various forms of interpersonal violence in different times, places, institutional orders and relationships. Interpersonal Violence introduces research results from studies in various disciplines, such as history, sociology, social policy social work, cultural studies, and gender studies. In focusing on the diverse and often ignored social locations and cultural backgrounds of interpersonal violence, the book demonstrates 1) how the specificity of temporality and spatiality affect the manifestation of violence, 2) how the dynamics of intersectional and institutional differences are located in social space and time, and 3) how the different forms of violence in different times are affectively, conceptually and discursively connected. With its comprehensive and integrative approach, this book is a key tool book for understanding the phenomenon and cultural conceptions of interpersonal violence. It would be most suitable for upper level undergraduates, graduates doctoral students interested in social sciences, history, criminology, psychology, cultural studies, education, gender studies and public health.

White Man's Heaven The Lynching and Expulsion of Blacks in the Southern Ozarks, 1894-1909

White Man's Heaven The Lynching and Expulsion of Blacks in the Southern Ozarks, 1894-1909

Author: Kimberly Harper Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Drawing on court records, newspaper accounts, penitentiary records, letters, and diaries, White Man's Heaven is a thorough investigation into the lynching and expulsion of African Americans in the Missouri and Arkansas Ozarks in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Kimberly Harper explores events in the towns of Monett, Pierce City, Joplin, and Springfield, Missouri, and Harrison, Arkansas, to show how post-Civil War vigilantism, an established tradition of extralegal violence, and the rapid political, economic, and social change of the New South era happened independently but were also part of a larger, interconnected regional experience. Even though some whites, especially in Joplin and Springfield, tried to stop the violence and bring the lynchers to justice, many African Americans fled the Ozarks, leaving only a resilient few behind and forever changing the racial composition of the region.