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NCJ Number: 40161 Find in a Library
Title: PERSPECTIVES ON VIOLENCE (FROM VIOLENCE IN ANIMAL AND HUMAN SOCIETIES, 1976 BY ARTHUR G NEAL - SEE NCJ-40160)
Author(s): A G NEAL
Corporate Author: Nelson-Hall Publishers
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Nelson-Hall Publishers
Chicago, IL 60606
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AUTHOR GIVES A CAPSULE TREATMENT TO THE VARIOUS SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT ON FACTORS LEADING TO VIOLENCE IN HUMAN AND ANIMAL SOCIETIES.
Abstract: ALTHOUGH THERE ARE DIFFERENCES IN HUMAN AND NONHUMAN VIOLENCE, THERE ARE ALSO SIMILARITIES. INSTANCES OF GROUP FIGHTING HAVE BEEN NOTED IN ANIMAL SOCIETY, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN DISRUPTED. HOWEVER, THE POTENTIAL FOR AND EXTREME USE OF FORCE IN HUMAN MILITARY OR SIMILAR ACTIVITIES HAS NEVER BEEN DETECTED IN ANIMAL SOCIETIES. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT POLICIES GEARED TOWARD REDUCING THE PROBLEM OF VIOLENCE IN HUMAN SOCIETY SHOULD NOT BE SEPARATED FROM A DESIRE TO SOLVE SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN GENERAL....BS
Index Term(s): Collective violence; Problem behavior; Social change; Social organization; Theory; Violence
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