Category: Violence In Society

Holy Horrors: An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and by James A. Haught

By James A. Haught

For those who consider saints, you envision stained-glass photos of piety. however the fact could be horribly diverse. ponder Saint Pius V: As Grand Inquisitor, he despatched Catholic troops to kill 2,000 Waldensian Protestants in southern Italy. After turning into pope, he despatched Catholic troops to kill Huguenot Protestants in France. Pius additionally introduced the ultimate campaign opposed to Muslims, sending a Christian naval armada to slaughter hundreds of thousands within the conflict of Lepanto in 1571. And, he intensified the Roman Inquisition, torturing and burning Catholics whose ideals diverse from respectable dogma. After his demise, Pius was once canonized a saint. Heaven aid us.

Holy Horrors chronicles the bleak spectrum of spiritual persecution from precedent days to the current, together with such historical massacres because the Crusades, the Islamic jihads, the Catholic wars opposed to heretics, the Inquisition, witch hunts, the Reformation, and such atrocities because the Holocaust, the likely insoluble Catholic-Protestant schism in Northern eire, non secular tribalism in Lebanon, and the barbaric cruelty of the theocracy in Iran. The vintage woodcuts, work, prints, and modern images that illustrate the publication are straight away ugly and riveting.

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Taking wrongs seriously : apologies and reconciliation by Elazar Barkan, Alexander Karn

By Elazar Barkan, Alexander Karn

Since the tip of the chilly conflict, and especially over the past fifteen years, the human have to amend immoral wrongs has been expressed in political discourse as a propensity to make an apology for acts of prior injustice. Can apology, by means of bringing closure to conflicts and via commencing new probabilities for communique and mutual realizing, domesticate reconciliation and ameliorate the current? Taking Wrongs Seriously examines the more and more effective position of apology as a social strength. members discover in a comparative and interdisciplinary framework the function and function—as good because the limitations—that apology has in selling discussion, tolerance, and cooperation among teams confronting each other over prior injustices. Fourteen essays draw on numerous disciplines—including heritage, diplomacy, transition reports, sociology, felony reviews, psychology, and religion—to discover the true and symbolic transactions that lie on the middle of apology. there's no comparable introductory textual content in this topic that incorporates a number of disciplinary views in addition to one of these extensive geographical and historic spectrum of case studies.

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Beyond Neutrality: Confronting the Crisis in Conflict by Bernard Mayer

By Bernard Mayer

During this thought-provoking, passionately written booklet, Bernard Mayer—an the world over acclaimed chief within the field—dares practitioners to invite the difficult questions about replacement dispute answer. What’s mistaken with clash solution? Why aren’t extra members and firms utilizing clash solution once they have an issue? Why doesn’t the general public be aware of extra approximately it? What are the bounds of clash solution? whilst does clash solution paintings and whilst does it not?  providing a devoted practitioner’s critique of the career of mediation, arbitration, and replacement dispute answer, past Neutrality specializes in the present situation within the box of clash answer and gives a practical reaction.

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The Essential Criminology Reader by Stuart Henry, Mark M. Lanier

By Stuart Henry, Mark M. Lanier

Before everything designed to accompany Mark Lanier and Stuart Henry’s best-selling crucial Criminology textbook, this new reader is an updated spouse textual content excellent for all scholars of introductory criminology and criminological idea classes. the basic Criminology Reader comprises 30 unique articles on present advancements in criminological concept. Commissioned in particular for The Reader, those brief essays have been written through major students within the box. each one bankruptcy enhances certainly one of thirteen diverse theoretical views coated in Lanier and Henry’s crucial Criminology textual content and includes among and 3 articles from major theorists on each one standpoint. every one bankruptcy of The Reader positive aspects: a short precis of the most principles of the speculation the methods the author’s conception has been misinterpreted/distorted criticisms through others of the speculation and the way the writer has answered a precis of the stability of the empirical findings the newest advancements of their theoretical place coverage implications/practice in their idea

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Multi-problem violent youth: a foundation for comparative by Raymond R. Corrado, North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

By Raymond R. Corrado, North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Scientific Affairs Division

This e-book examines the examine and theoretical bases for the construction of a risk-needs administration software for violent young people and teenagers. The proposed device comprises probability symptoms starting pre-natally, pari-natally, at-birth, then via infancy, early early life, heart early life and, ultimately, formative years. the most function of the tool is to aid case managers answerable for delivering optimistic interventions to households and youngsters, in any respect early life and adolecent lifestyles phases, which will lessen the chance of violent behaviors. The case intervention approach relies at the assumption that the sooner assets are supplied, the greater they are going to be. the knowledge device could be dependent in order that the chance info is accrued cumulatively throughout age domain names and will be used to check particular interventions with specific wishes profiles of a family members and baby, adolescent or younger grownup. This e-book is of curiosity to researchers, policy-makers, and govt and non-government corporation staff who're concerned with guidelines, courses and tools all in favour of the prevention of minor and younger grownup violence. it may be used as a sophisticated textual content booklet in higher point undergraduate classes and graduate classes in psychology, criminology, social paintings and academic counseling which care for the kid and adolescence violence, particularly its explanations and preventive interventions.

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Serial Killers. The Method and Madness of Monsters by Peter Vronsky

By Peter Vronsky

The great exam into the scary historical past of serial homicide.In this specific ebook, Peter Vronsky files the mental, investigative, and cultural features of serial homicide, starting with its first recorded example in old Rome, via fifteenth-century France, as much as such infamous modern instances as cannibal/necrophile Ed Kemper, Henry Lee Lucas, Ted Bundy, and the emergence of what he classifies because the "serial rampage killer" akin to Andrew Cunanan.Vronsky not just bargains sound theories on what makes a serial killer, but additionally offers concrete feedback on tips to live to tell the tale an come upon with one-from spotting verbal symptoms to actual confrontational resistance. Exhaustively researched with transcripts of interviews with killers, and that includes up to date info at the apprehension and conviction of the fairway River Killer and the Beltway Snipers, Vronsky's different publication covers each a possibility point of an without end riveting true-crime phenomenon.

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Revolutions without borders : the call to liberty in the by Janet Polasky

By Janet Polasky

Nation-based histories can't do justice to the rowdy, radical interchange of principles round the Atlantic international through the tumultuous years from 1776 to 1804. nationwide borders have been powerless to limit the stream of enticing new visions of human rights and common freedom. This expansive historical past explores how the innovative rules that spurred the yank and French revolutions reverberated in every single place, connecting ecu, North American, African, and Caribbean peoples extra heavily than ever before.
Historian Janet Polasky specializes in the eighteenth-century tourists who unfold new notions of liberty and equality. It used to be an age of itinerant revolutionaries, she exhibits, who neglected borders and located allies with whom to visualize a without borderlines international. As paths crossed, principles entangled. the writer investigates those principles and the way they have been disseminated lengthy prior to the times of quick communications and social media or perhaps a global postal procedure. Polasky analyzes the paper records—books, broadsides, journals, newspapers, novels, letters, and more—to keep on with the far-reaching trails of innovative zeal. What emerges truly from wealthy ancient files is that the dream of liberty between America’s founders used to be a part of a miles higher photograph. It was once a dream embraced during the far-flung areas of the Atlantic world.

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