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NCJ Number: 149628 Find in a Library
Title: Violence and Coercion
Journal: Revija za Kriminalistiko in Kriminologijo  Volume:44  Issue:1  Dated:(1993)  Pages:34-48
Author(s): J Pecar
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 15
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: Serbo-Croatian
Country: Yugoslavia (Former)
Annotation: This paper examines the nature of, factors that contribute to, and a public policy toward violence.
Abstract: Although there is no society without violence and coercion, people today more readily perceive various interactions as constituting violence against people. Violence is still the most widely used means for achieving goals that derive from the needs of people preoccupied with their own security. For this reason, it is important to explain the etiology and phenomenology of various forms and types of violence. These include violence in the family, in the school, in sports, on the road, in public places, and in sex. There is ethnic, national, racial, and religious violence; political, ideological, and class violence; and coercion used by state authorities through wars or by individual groups. There is also economic, technological, and ecological violence. Each kind of violence generates, determines, complements or in some other way accompanies other kinds of violence, aggression, and repression. In this way, violence is always an interactive process regardless of whether it is between individuals, groups, or institutions. Various sciences provide different theoretical interpretations of violence, depending on their etiological starting points. Attempts at an integrative explanation of various forms of mass violence indicate how complex a phenomenon violence is. Difficulties with violence in individual societies force them to develop methods to cope with it, including the adoption of adequate regulation. The aim of such policies is to minimize cultural factors in violence and diminish the degree of victimization. 56 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Aggression; Crime in foreign countries; Violence; Violence causes; Violence prevention
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