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On Killing

On Killing
  • Author : Dave Grossman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-01
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9781497629202
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Summary : A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.

On Combat

On Combat
  • Author : Dave Grossman,Loren W. Christensen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :403
  • ISBN : PSU:000063120769
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Summary : Looks at the effect of deadly battle on the body and mind and offers new research findings to help prevent lasting adverse effects.

Moratorium on the Killing of Polar Bears, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on International Organizations and Movements..., 92-2, on H.J.Res. 1179..., July 26, 1972

Moratorium on the Killing of Polar Bears, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on International Organizations and Movements..., 92-2, on H.J.Res. 1179..., July 26, 1972
  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Foreign Affairs
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1972
  • Total pages :71
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105045315673
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Killing Neighbors

Killing Neighbors
  • Author : Lee Ann Fujii
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-12-15
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780801458613
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Summary : In the horrific events of the mid-1990s in Rwanda, tens of thousands of Hutu killed their Tutsi friends, neighbors, even family members. That ghastly violence has overshadowed a fact almost as noteworthy: that hundreds of thousands of Hutu killed no one. In a transformative revisiting of the motives behind and specific contexts surrounding the Rwandan genocide, Lee Ann Fujii focuses on individual actions rather than sweeping categories. Fujii argues that ethnic hatred and fear do not satisfactorily explain the mobilization of Rwandans one against another. Fujii's extensive interviews in Rwandan prisons and two rural communities form the basis for her claim that mass participation in the genocide was not the result of ethnic antagonisms. Rather, the social context of action was critical. Strong group dynamics and established local ties shaped patterns of recruitment for and participation in the genocide. This web of social interactions bound people to power holders and killing groups. People joined and continued to participate in the genocide over time, Fujii shows, because killing in large groups conferred identity on those who acted destructively. The perpetrators of the genocide produced new groups centered on destroying prior bonds by killing kith and kin.

Extreme Killing

Extreme Killing
  • Author : James Alan Fox,Jack Levin,Emma E. Fridel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-01-17
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9781506349121
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Summary : Extreme Killing offers a comprehensive overview of multiple homicide, including both serial and mass murder. Filled with classic and contemporary case studies, this fully updated Fourth Edition reflects a growing concern for specific types of multiple homicides—indiscriminate public massacres, terrorist attacks, hate crimes, and school shootings—as well as largely debated issues such as gun control and mental illness. Renowned experts and authors in the field, James Alan Fox, Jack Levin, and Emma Fridel bring their years of research and experience to create distinctions between serial and mass murders, address characteristics of both killers and their victims, and recognize the special concerns around multiple murder victims and their survivors. Students will examine the latest theories of criminal behavior and apply them to mass and serial murderers from around the world, such as the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, the Grim Sleeper in Los Angeles, the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, the shooting of nine African Americans by a white supremacist in a Charleston church, and more. Students: Sign in at study.sagepub.com/fox for access to curated content contributed by the text’s authors, including links to articles and opinion pieces written by the authors.

On Killing Remotely

On Killing Remotely
  • Author : Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Phelps
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-06-08
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780316628273
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Summary : A vital and timely expansion of Lt Col Dave Grossman's perennial bestseller On Killing: this book reveals and explores the costs—to individual soldiers and to society—of the way we wage war today. Throughout history society has determined specific rules of engagement between adversaries in armed conflict. With advances in technology, from armor to in the Middle Ages to nerve gas in World War I to weapons of mass destruction in our own time, the rules have constantly evolved. Today, when killing the enemy can seem palpably risk-free and tantamount to playing a violent video game, what constitutes warfare? What is the effect of remote combat on individual soldiers? And what are the unforeseen repercussions that could affect us all? Lt Col Wayne Phelps, former commander of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft unit, addresses these questions and many others as he tells the story of the men and women of today’s “chair force.” Exploring the ethics of remote military engagement, the misconceptions about PTSD among RPA operators, and the specter of military weaponry controlled by robots, his book is an urgent and compelling reminder that it should always be difficult to kill another human being lest we risk losing what makes us human.

The Early Church on Killing

The Early Church on Killing
  • Author : Ronald J. Sider
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-07-01
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781441238689
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Summary : What did the early church believe about killing? What was its view on abortion? How did it approach capital punishment and war? Noted theologian and bestselling author Ron Sider lets the testimony of the early church speak in the first of a three-volume series on biblical peacemaking. This book provides in English translation all extant data directly relevant to the witness of the early church until Constantine on killing. Primarily, it draws data from early church writings, but other evidence, such as archaeological finds and Roman writings, is included. Sider taps into current evangelical interest in how the early church informs contemporary life while presenting a thorough, comprehensive treatment on topics of perennial concern. The book includes brief introductions to every Christian writer cited and explanatory notes on many specific texts.

Killing Tomorrow

Killing Tomorrow
  • Author : Peter Hill
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-08-21
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : PKEY:6610000084654
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Summary : There is a fine line between genius and insanity. In this dangerously overpopulated world, terrorism and fanaticism reach boiling point. Against a background of terrorist plots, political intrigue and espionage, the lives of three powerful women become inextricably entwined. Fleur Nichols, a beautiful and astute investigative journalist, Wenna Cavendish, an ambitious senior MI5 officer and Simone Gofre, a brilliant lesbian virologist, leave their marks on world events and a stunning revelation will change the course of human history forever. This apocalyptic thriller takes place in the near future, it isn’t science fiction, it’s ‘faction’, and all the more chilling because you won’t find zombies here, or people suddenly endowed with super powers, just a cast of realistic characters struggling with the challenging events that overtake their lives. Can any of the women survive to fight on and escape the disaster looming over humankind? Killing Tomorrow, the first book in the Evolution’s Path series, is an international terrorist thriller with a fast moving storyline that alternates between Britain, America, Pakistan and New Zealand. Although part of a series, this book is also a satisfactory stand-alone story, and it’s absolutely perfect for fans of Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton or Margaret Atwood. Get this book and discover what could really happen. Tomorrow. SOME PRESS COMMENT ON PETER HILL'S PREVIOUS BOOKS ‘This is a taut, handsome job, beautifully written, full of real characters and acute observations.’ The New York Times ‘Peter Hill does a fine job with character, plot, atmosphere and suspense.’ Publishers Weekly ‘A tremendous piece of fast moving fiction. Not one word wasted, the story starts and ends with a bang.’ Coventry Evening Telegraph ‘Taut, sharp, fast moving.’ Manchester Evening News

The End of Killing

The End of Killing
  • Author : Rick Smith
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-05-21
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1989025536
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Summary : Technology will make killing a thing of the past. The gun is antiquated technology, and it is responsible for tens of thousands of senseless killings every year. Humanity has accepted that killing is an unavoidable fact of life - but Rick Smith argues that it doesn't need to be this way and that we have the means to make the bullet obsolete in our lifetime. Smith is the founder of TASER (now Axon), and in this book, he demonstrates that we are on the cusp of a world in which killing is neither required nor acceptable. That change won't come by way of stricter gun control laws. No, what holds us back from making an overdue and necessary shift in how we think about weapons is our skepticism about new technologies and their potential. Smith has devoted his career to understanding why and how we kill each other. In The End of Killing, he reviews the history of weaponry and warfare as well as the latest technologies in crowd control, surveillance, and artificial intelligence. He delves into the big, thorny questions about how technology is creating more tools for police, homeland security, and military, and offering more options for our personal safety and our justice system. With clarity and conviction, he challenges the conventional wisdom on these subjects, showing how technologies that appear strange and scary at first can be the key to making the gun a relic of the past. In our current impasse of dead-end debates about gun violence and police brutality, Smith offers us a clear roadmap into a safer future. Thought-provoking, insightful, and controversial, The End of Killing will make you reconsider the violent world you inhabit - and imagine the safer world on the horizon.

Killing on Command

Killing on Command
  • Author : Carmel O'Sullivan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-09-22
  • Total pages :226
  • ISBN : 9781137495815
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Summary : This book explores the unique social and environmental factors which influence soldiers to commit war crimes. With a focus on decision-making processes, this monograph provides a significant interdisciplinary analysis of how soldiers decide to follow the commands of their superior officers, even if that means acting illegally. Making the key distinction between normal civilian society and the shocking realities of war, the author facilitates the reader with a comprehensive understanding of what a front-line soldier faces in contemporary combat situations. Killing on Command presents the limits of the law in preventing the occurrence of war crimes. Realistic and practical measures for armed conflict, including the regulation and prevention of violence, and the just implementation of legal standards are all questioned and examined in depth. Given a current focus on the regulation of conduct in war, and the recent prosecution of soldiers, this book will be of particular interest to scholars in the fields of criminology and international relations, as well as policy-makers.

Jesus Christ on Killing

Jesus Christ on Killing
  • Author : Sgt Charlie Eipper
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-02
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1628716096
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Summary : Author Charlie Eipper pens a unique read discussing Christian self-defense. As a police officer with many years in law enforcement, Eipper includes an autobiography and speaks on engaging topics from a place of experience. Eipper reveals interesting backgrounds of Biblical leaders, inviting readers to gain insight on how the Bible unveils fascinating commentary on self-defense, Biblical heroism, violence and combat. Eipper's book is a great religious reference tool that also exposes readers to the social issues surrounding combat in a Biblical and non-Biblical context, while showcasing a contagious passion for the Word of God.

Notes on a Killing

Notes on a Killing
  • Author : Kevin Flynn,Rebecca Lavoie
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-04-02
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9781101619391
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Summary : Their friendship would kill her… Weaver and fiber artist Edith “Pen” Meyer knew her friend Sandy Merritt’s relationship with a married man was wrong. She had even urged Sandy to take out a restraining order against Kenneth Carpenter. Which was why her call to Sandy on February 23, 2005, seemed to come from out of the blue. During it, she told Sandy to drop the restraining order and get back together with Ken. Pen was never seen again. One man stood to gain from Pen’s disappearance: Ken Carpenter. But evidence was bleak: no blood, no DNA, no body. Until detectives found notes hidden beneath a leather chair that turned out to be a playbook for murder… INCLUDES PHOTOS

Making a Killing

Making a Killing
  • Author : Bob Torres
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :171
  • ISBN : 9781904859673
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Summary : Using Marxism, anarchism, and social ecology to explore domination, power, and hierarchy, the author criticizes the use and abuse of animals in capitalist society and argues for the abolition of animal involvement in industry and as a human food source.

Rethinking Serial Murder, Spree Killing, and Atrocities

Rethinking Serial Murder, Spree Killing, and Atrocities
  • Author : Robert Shanafelt,Nathan W. Pino
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-11-20
  • Total pages :190
  • ISBN : 9781317564683
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Summary : Multiple killings by serial or spree killers and the mass violence seen in war crimes and other atrocities have typically been understood as discrete category types, which can foster the view that there are fundamentally different kinds of human beings, including "deviants" who are born evil and innately given to sadism or a callous lack of empathy. In contrast, this book considers the violence of these "deviants" in terms of larger questions about human violence. Therefore, in addition to describing the life histories of a sample of individual serial and spree murderers, the book includes analysis of macro-level phenomena such as genocide, mass rape and killing, and torture occurring under conditions of war, state authorization, or political upheaval. The chief claim of the book is that, given the "right" combination of factors occurring at different levels of analysis, virtually anyone can emerge as a killer or perpetrator of atrocities. While it is crucial to understand individual killers in terms of the details of their biographies, it is equally crucial to understand political atrocities in terms of the details of their histories; and to see that persons and groups are always the product of complexly interacting assemblage processes.

The Transformation of Targeted Killing and International Order

The Transformation of Targeted Killing and International Order
  • Author : Martin Senn,Jodok Troy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-05-21
  • Total pages :152
  • ISBN : 9780429594359
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Summary : This comprehensive volume addresses the important question of whether and how the current transformation of targeted killing is transforming the global international order. The age-old practice of targeted killing has undergone a profound transformation since the turn of the millennium. States resort to it more frequently, especially in the context of counter-terrorism operations. The rapid development of surveillance and drone technologies facilitates targeted-killing missions, and states are starting to slowly abandon their policies of secrecy and denial with regard to this form of violence. To answer this question, the volume introduces a theoretical framework that conceives the maintenance and transformation of international order as a dynamic, triangular process between violence, discourse, and the institutions that make up the international order. It then sheds light on different parts of this triangular process: the reinterpretation of international law to legitimize targeted killing, the contestation between state and non-state actors over the development of a new targeted-killing norm, the emergence of targeted killing in the context of changes in the broader normative context of international order, and the impact of new technologies, in particular autonomous weapons systems, on the future of targeted-killing practices and international order. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Security Policy.

Parents Killing Children

Parents Killing Children
  • Author : Janice Sim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-10-04
  • Total pages :318
  • ISBN : 9781317084099
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Summary : Parents Killing Children: Crossing the Invisible Line explores hidden forms of violence within the family. This socio-legal study addresses the interactions between the family and the state, focusing on six parent perpetrators and the ways in which child endangerment is concealed within society. Drawing on symbolic interactionism, mythology and a modelling of case study data, this book puts forward a unique conceptualisation of representation and risk, both on familial and state levels. The failure of the state to intervene and neutralise volatile perpetrators also sheds light on the socio-legal status of children – society’s most vulnerable – and the book concludes by discussing means by which the underlying social conditions and maladies symptomatic of child abuse and killing should be addressed.

The Manuscripts of the House of Lords

The Manuscripts of the House of Lords
  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1889
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : UCR:31210011102165
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How to Stop School Rampage Killing

How to Stop School Rampage Killing
  • Author : Eric Madfis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-04-29
  • Total pages :218
  • ISBN : 9783030371814
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Summary : This book tackles the important question of how we can understand and learn from the school rampage killings that have been prevented. In the flood of recent accounts and analyses of deadly school rampage killings that plague society and inspire widespread public fear, very little attention has been given to the incidents that almost were. Building on Madfis’ previous book, The Risk of School Rampage: Assessing and Preventing Threats of School Violence (2014), this vital work addresses key gaps in school violence scholarship through the examination of averted school rampage incidents in the United States and advances existing knowledge through ground-breaking insights from the latest research on mass murder, violence prevention, bystander intervention, disciplinary policy, and threat assessment in school contexts. This empirical study utilizes in-depth interviews conducted with school and police officials (administrators, counselors, security guards, police officers, and teachers) directly involved in averting potential school rampages to explore the processes by which threats are assessed and school rampage plots are thwarted. Madfis finds that many common contemporary school violence prevention policies and practices are ineffective at preventing rampage attacks and may actually increase the likelihood of their occurrence. Rather than uncritically adopting such problematic approaches, Madfis argues that schools must model prevention practices upon what has proven successful in averting potentially deadly incidents.

Killing Mr. Griffin

Killing Mr. Griffin
  • Author : Lois Duncan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-10-05
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780316182645
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Summary : From beloved author Lois Duncan comes a frightening novel about a group of students who set out to teach their malicious teacher a lesson -- only to learn that one of them could be a killer. Mr. Griffin is the strictest teacher at Del Norte High, with a penchant for endless projects and humiliating students. Even straight-A student Susan can't believe how mean he is to her crush, Dave, and to the charismatic Mark Kinney. So when Dave asks Susan to help a group of students teach Mr. Griffin a lesson of their own, she goes along with them. After all, it's a harmless prank, right? But things don't go according to plan. When one "accident" leads to another and people begin to die, Susan and her friends must face the awful truth: one of them is a killer.

We Keep the Dead Close

We Keep the Dead Close
  • Author : Becky Cooper
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-11-10
  • Total pages :512
  • ISBN : 9781538746844
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Summary : Dive into a "tour de force of investigative reporting" (Ron Chernow): a "searching, atmospheric and ultimately entrancing" (Patrick Radden Keefe) true crime narrative of an unsolved 1969 murder at Harvard and an "exhilarating and seductive" (Ariel Levy) narrative of obsession and love for a girl who dreamt of rising among men. You have to remember, he reminded me, that Harvard is older than the U.S. government. You have to remember because Harvard doesn't let you forget. 1969: the height of counterculture and the year universities would seek to curb the unruly spectacle of student protest; the winter that Harvard University would begin the tumultuous process of merging with Radcliffe, its all-female sister school; and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious twenty-three-year-old graduate student in Harvard's Anthropology Department and daughter of Radcliffe Vice President J. Boyd Britton, would be found bludgeoned to death in her Cambridge, Massachusetts apartment. Forty years later, Becky Cooper a curious undergrad, will hear the first whispers of the story. In the first telling the body was nameless. The story was this: a Harvard student had had an affair with her professor, and the professor had murdered her in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology because she'd threatened to talk about the affair. Though the rumor proves false, the story that unfolds, one that Cooper will follow for ten years, is even more complex: a tale of gender inequality in academia, a 'cowboy culture' among empowered male elites, the silencing effect of institutions, and our compulsion to rewrite the stories of female victims. We Keep the Dead Close is a memoir of mirrors, misogyny, and murder. It is at once a rumination on the violence and oppression that rules our revered institutions, a ghost story reflecting one young woman's past onto another's present, and a love story for a girl who was lost to history.

Cultural Politics of Targeted Killing

Cultural Politics of Targeted Killing
  • Author : Kyle Grayson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-07-15
  • Total pages :218
  • ISBN : 9781317238980
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Summary : The deployment of remotely piloted air platforms (RPAs) - or drones - has become a defining feature of contemporary counter-insurgency operations. Scholarly analysis and public debate has primarily focused on two issues: the legality of targeted killing and whether the practice is effective at disrupting insurgency networks, and the intensive media and activist scrutiny of the policy processes through which targeted killing decisions have been made. While contributing to these ongoing discussions, this book aims to determine how targeted killing has become possible in contemporary counter-insurgency operations undertaken by liberal regimes. Each chapter is oriented around a problematisation that has shaped the cultural politics of the targeted killing assemblage. Grayson argues that in order to understand how specific forms of violence become prevalent, it is important to determine how problematisations that enable them are shaped by a politico-cultural system in which culture operates in conjunction with technological, economic, governmental, and geostrategic elements. The book also demonstrates that the actors involved - what they may be attempting to achieve through the deployment of this form of violence, how they attempt to achieve it, and where they attempt to achieve it - are also shaped by culture. The book demonstrates how the current social relations prevalent in liberal societies contain the potential for targeted killing as a normal rather than extraordinary practice. It will be of great use for academic specialists and graduate students in international studies, geography, sociology, cultural studies and legal studies.