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Adrian Raine. 2014

Raine, Adrian,

"Why do some kids from good environments become mass murderers? Is there actually such a thing as a natural-born killer? And, if so, what can we do to identify and treat those born with a predisposition to criminal behavior? For more than three decades Adrian Raine has sought…
Steven Pinker. 2011.

Pinker, Steven, 1954-

We've all asked, "What is the world coming to?" But we seldom ask, "How bad was the world in the past?" In this startling new book, cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the past was much worse. Evidence of a bloody history has always been around us: genocides in the Old…
Hannah Arendt ; introduction by Amos Elon. 2006.

Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975.

Hannah Arendt's authoritative report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann includes further factual material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript directly addressing the controversy that arose over her account.
John R. Lott, Jr. 1998.

Lott, John R., Jr., 1958-

"Does allowing people to own or carry guns deter violent crime? Or does it cause more citizens to harm each other? Wherever people happen to fall along the ideological spectrum, their answers are all too often founded upon mere impressionistic and anecdotal evidence. In this…
Stanley Milgram. 2009.

Milgram, Stanley.

"In the 1960s Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram famously carried out a series of experiments that forever changed our perceptions of morality and free will. The subjects--or "teachers"--Were instructed to administer electroshocks to a human "learner" with the shocks…
Dave Grossman. 2009.

Grossman, Dave.

Updated to include information on twenty-first century military conflicts, recent crime rates, suicide bombings, school shootings, and much more, this account looks at the techniques the military uses to overcome soldiers' reluctance to kill and examines the psychological cost on…

On violence Book , Print in English

Hannah Arendt. 1970.

Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975.

Christopher R. Browning ; [with a new afterword]. 2017

Browning, Christopher R.,

In the early hours of July 13, 1942, the men of Reserve Police Battalion 101, a unit of the German Order Police, entered the Polish Village of Jozefow. They had arrived in Poland less than three weeks before, most of them recently drafted family men too old for combat…

The value of violence Book , Print in English

Benjamin Ginsberg. 2013

Ginsberg, Benjamin.

Violence: the driving force of political life -- Bureaucracy and violence -- Force and governance -- America: a tough nation -- Morality and violence -- Violence and change.
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Violence : six sideways reflections Book , Print in English

Slavoj Žižek. 2008.

Žižek, Slavoj.

"There is violence everywhere and yet we cannot explain or accept it. Philosopher Slavoj Zizek's premise is that what we see - violence with a clearly identifiable agent - is itself generated by a hidden violence: the one which sustains our political and economic system." "Zizek…
Kai T. Erikson ; with a new foreword and afterword by the author. 2005.

Erikson, Kai, 1931-

"Kai T. Erikson uses the Puritan settlement in 17th-century Massachusetts as a setting in which to examine several ideas about deviant behavior in society. Combining sociology and history, the author draws on the records of the Bay Colony to illustrate the way in which deviant…

Why people obey the law Book , Print in English

Tom R. Tyler ; with a new afterword by the author. 2006.

Tyler, Tom R.

Part I. Introduction : Procedural justice, legitimacy, and compliance -- Design of the Chicago study -- Part II. Legitimacy and compliance : Legitimacy as a theoretical issue -- Measuring legitimacy and compliance -- Does legitimacy contribute independently to compliance?…

The worth of war Book , Print in English

Benjamin Ginsberg. 2014

Ginsberg, Benjamin.

"Although war is terrible and brutal, history shows that it has been a great driver of human progress. So argues political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg in this incisive, well-researched study of the benefits to civilization derived from armed conflict. Ginsberg makes a convincing…

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