Collective Violence: Effective Strategies for Assessing and Intervening in Fatal Group and Institutional Aggression, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Collective Violence

Effective Strategies for Assessing and Intervening in Fatal Group and Institutional Aggression, 1st Edition

By Harold V. Hall

CRC Press

734 pages

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pub: 1998-12-16
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Collective Violence: Effective Strategies for Assessing and Intervening in Fatal Group and Institutional Aggression explores the variety of groups and institutions explicitly committed to destructive aggression. Topics addressed include population groups which pursue their own specialized forms of violence against others; culture-infecting and polluting themes which desensitize citizens and societal institutions to deadly force and preparations for catastrophic violence; and the role of our scientific establishment and the media in promoting culture-wide themes that justify, legalize, and reify violence.


"This book is clearly the urgent call by the contributors, who, using tools of their professions, are trying with deep feeling to contribute something to the prevention of a lethal outcome for humanity. They ask, correctly, whether there is time in which we can reframe our priorities. To do so, the authors lead us through a fascinating but disturbing maze of the phenomena of violence in groups, institutions, and the media."

-Israel W. Charny, Executive Director, Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide, Jerusalem , in the Preface to This Book

"…a unique blend of outstanding experts from the forensic disciplines. Incorporating cutting edge topics confronted by the law enforcement community, these experts, with their varied backgrounds, have delved into the darkest sides of the human personality."

-Lloyd E. Dean, FBI Special Agent (Retired) and Co-Founder, Threat Management Group, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky

Table of Contents


Collective Violence: Can We Reframe Our Priorities in Time? H.V. Hall

Foundational Issues

Violent Groups and Institutions in the United States, H.V. Hall

Inhibiting Fatal Group and Institutional Aggression, L.C. Whitaker

Violence, Viewing and Polarization: The Contribution of Violence in the Media and Some Solutions, L.L. Schwartz and R.G. Matzkin

Modes of Juvenile Violence, R.F. Eme

Juvenile Delinquency and Violent Crime, J.G. Poirier

Women and Aggression, S.H. Barlow and C.J. Clayton

Collective Violence by Private Groups and Institutions

Cults: Predisposed to Communal Violence? L.L. Schwartz

Hate Groups: Etiology and Intervention, C.J. Golden, M.L. Jackson, and T.A. Crum

Principles of Group Violence with a Focus on Terrorism, C.J. Clayton, S.H. Barlow, and B. Ballif-Spanvill

Profiling and Criminal Investigative Analysis of Violent Crimes with Multiple Perpetrators, D.L. Hinman and P.E. Cook

Large Scale Hostage and Barricade Incidents: Implications for Negotiation Strategies and Training, T.B. Feldmann

Collective Violence by Government Institutions

Death by Institutional Violence, H.V. Hall

Police Use of Deadly Force, H.Stock, R. Forum, and D.R. Baltzley

Chemical and Biological Violence: Predictive Patterns in State and Terrorist Behavior, D.M. Paltin

The Central Intelligence Agency and Lethal Violence, L.C. Whitaker

Capital Punishment: Implications for Institutional Violence Versus Individual Rights, S.B. McPherson

Synthesis and the Future

Oppression by Science: The Intellectual Justification of Collective Violence, W.H. Tucker

Satyagrapha and Gandhian Synthesis: A Strategy for Institutional Violence, L.A. Buck

The Violent Community: A View from an Emerging Nation, S.W. Twemlow and F.C. Sacco

The Urgent Task Ahead: Predictions and Recommendations for Preventing Collective Violence, H.V. Hall and L.C. Whitaker


The Misuse of Psychological Techniques under United States Government Auspices: Interrogation and Terrorism Manuals, S.B. McPherson

Phoenix Program, J.Doe

Toward a Genocide Early Warning System, I.Charny and C. Rapaport

Faciliating Assessment of Dangerousness Using Handwriting Characteristics, K. Iannetta

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology