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NCJ Number: 152323 Find in a Library
Title: Man's Will To Hurt: Investigating the Causes, Supports, and Varieties of His Violence
Author(s): J A Kuypers
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 127
Sponsoring Agency: Fernwood Publishing
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5S3, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 1-895686-06-7
Sale Source: Fernwood Publishing
Box 9409, Station A
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5S3,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This book argues that men have an innate desire to inflict violence on other people.
Abstract: The author maintains that, as a social construction, men's use and threat of violence achieves many ends, including power in domestic and business relationships, sexual legitimacy, profit, and membership in male society. Most reasonable men, because of their vested interest in maintaining the status quo, have difficulty admitting that they, too, commit violence, or even that violence has an inherently male nature. This book identifies how men code their desire to commit violence, how they justify it on moral grounds, and how they ignore the realities and consequences of excessive male violence. Male violence is entrenched in society and infused into concepts of masculinity and sexuality; this book is one attempt to force some men to confront their complicity in violence.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Victims of Crime; Violence causes
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