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Collective Violence
Effective Strategies for Assessing and Intervening in Fatal Group and Institutional Aggression



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ISBN 9780849370021
Published December 16, 1998 by Routledge
758 Pages

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
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
Appendices
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

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"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