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The Handbook of Collective Violence

Current Developments and Understanding, 1st Edition

Edited by Carol Ireland, Michael Lewis, Jane Ireland, Anthony C Lopez


400 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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The first of its kind, the Handbook of Collective Violence covers a breadth of contexts in which collective violence occurs, bringing together international perspectives from psychology, criminology and sociology into one complete volume.

There have been significant advances made in the last twenty-five years regarding how collective violence is conceptualised and understood, with a move away from focusing on solely individual forms of violence toward examining and understanding violence that can occur within groups. This handbook presents some of the most interesting topics within the area of collective violence, drawing upon international expertise and including some of the most well-known academics and practitioners of our generation. Structured into four parts: Understanding War; Terrorism; Public order and organised violent crime; and Gang and multiple offender groups, this volume provides academics and practitioners with an up to date resource that covers core areas of interest and application.

Accessibly written, it is ideal for both academics and policymakers alike, capturing developments in the field and offering a deep theoretical insight to enhance our understanding of how such collective violence evolves, alongside practical suggestions for management, prevention and intervention.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: Understanding war Dr. Anthony Lopez Chapter 1. The Evolution of Warfare Dr. Anthony C. Lopez Chapter 2: When Social Identity-defining Groups Become Violent: Collective Responses to Identity Uncertainty, Status Erosion, and Resource Threat Dr. Sucharita Belavadi, Dr. Michael A. Hogg, Dr. Mark Rinella Chapter 3: Emotional underpinnings of war: An evolutionary analysis of anger and hatred Dr. Anthony C. Lopez, Dr. Aaron Sell Chapter 4: Women, God, and war - Analysing an odd triangle Dr. Fernanda Buril Chapter 5: Ethnic cleansing: Reversing the effects Professor Neophytos Loizides, Dr. Djordje Stefanovic Chapter 6: How Modern is the Holocaust? Professor Amos Goldberg SECTION 2: Terrorism Dr. Carol A. Ireland Chapter 7: The Evolution of Terrorism: Historical Underpinnings and the Development of Group Terrorism Professor Randall D. Law Chapter 8: Psychological and criminological understanding of terrorism: Theories and models Dr. Zoe Marchment, Professor Paul Gill Chapter 9: Legal and Security Frameworks for Responding to Online Violent Extremism: A Comparison of Far-right and Jihadist Contexts Dr. Imogen Richards, Dr. Mark Wood Chapter 10: Continuities and discontinuities in radicalization trends: The case of Kenya John MwangiChapter 11: Responses to terrorism: Policing and countering terrorism in the modern age Professor Mathieu Deflem Chapter 12: Holly Terror - How scriptures legitimized group violence in the Middle East Dr. Mark Tomass and Clarissa Luttmann Chapter 13: Rehabilitation of terrorists: Current understanding and perspectives Dr. Kurt Braddock SECTION 3: Public Order and Organised Violent Crime Dr. Michael Lewis Chapter 14: How crowd violence arises and how it spreads: A critical review of theory and evidence Dr. John Drury, Dr. Clifford Stott, Dr. Stephen Reicher. Dr. Roger Ball, Dr. Fergus Neville Chapter 15: Managing Collective Violence: Policing Public Order and Public Safety Events Supt. David Marshall Chapter 16: Gangs, violence and County lines Dr. Paul Andell Chapter 17: Criminal gangs in global perspective: Motivations, transformations and functions Moritz Schuberth Chapter 18: Exploring the currency of violence in Serious Organised Crime (SOC) Professor Stuart Kirby, Dr. Rebecca Phythian, Dr. Laura Boulton Chapter 19: The use of violence and the evolution of organized crime: Evidence from Mexico Dr. Laura Atuesta Chapter 20: Organised violence: The Mafia Dr. Daniele Gianmarco, Marco Le MoglieChapter 21: Disrupting organised crime in the UK: Tackling violence, intimidation and coercion Dr. Michael Lewis, Daniel T. Beaumont, Rob Ewin SECTION 4: Gang and multiple offender groups Professor Jane L. Ireland Chapter 22: Distinguishing between aggression in groups and in gangs: Are gangs always violent? Dr. Matthew Valasik, Dr. Shannon E. Reid Chapter 23: Current understanding of multiple perpetrator sexual offending Dr. Teresa da Silva Chapter 24: Current understanding of multiple perpetrator sexual offending Dr. James Dentley Chapter 25: Biker gangs: Evolution and motivation Dr. Carol A. Ireland, Professor Jane L. Ireland, Soeren Henrich Chapter 26: Fatal violence and outlaw biker gangs Dr. Mohammed Rahman Chapter 27: Prison gangs - what we know so far and how unique are they? Professor Jane L. Ireland

About the Editors

Dr. Carol A. Ireland is a Consultant Chartered Psychologist, Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Scientist. She is a Reader in Aggression at the University of Central Lancashire and Senior Research Lead at the Ashworth Research Centre. She is also the Director of Studies for the MSc in Forensic Psychology. She holds a visiting/honorary professorship at Charles Sturt University. She currently works at the Coastal Child and Adult Therapeutic Services, working with children and adults who present with offence concerns and/or are victims. Her research interests are around aggression, including critical incident management, harmful sexual behaviour, trauma and sexual exploitation.

Dr. Michael Lewis is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston. He is the Research Lead for Policing and Security at the Ashworth Research Centre, Mersey Care NHS Trust, and as part of this role collaborates with numerous police forces across the UK. His research interests include organised crime, aggression, child sexual exploitation and police wellbeing. Michael is the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, and he also sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research. He has a background in operational policing.

Dr. Anthony C. Lopez is Associate Professor of Political Psychology in the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, at Washington State University. He received his Ph.D. from Brown University, and also received training as a research affiliate at the Center for Evolutionary Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara. His research explores the evolutionary origins of warfare, as well as its constituent psychological dynamics, such as: revenge, the nature of deterrence, collective action problems of warfare, extremist violence, and distinctions between offensive and defensive aggression. Dr. Lopez serves as Associate Editor of Politics with the Evolution Institute and blogs regularly at Psychology Today.

Professor Jane L. Ireland is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Scientist, holds a Professorial Chair at the University of Central Lancashire and is Violence Treatment Lead within High Secure Services, Ashworth Hospital. She holds three further (visiting/honorary) professorships at Abo Akademi University, Charles Sturt University, and Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is currently academic lead for the Ashworth Research Centre.

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