By Stephen Morewitz (auth.)
Threats of violence—and specially of homicide—are a too-familiar a part of glossy lifestyles, paralleling annoying stipulations at domestic, at the task, on campus, and in relationships. demise Threats and Violence analyzes the that means and influence of homicidal threats, the capability through which they're communicated, and their improvement from rare deepest incidence to ongoing social challenge. utilizing facts from the Stalking and Violence undertaking and up to date occasions together with the Virginia Tech bloodbath, Stephen Morewitz explores the lives of the boys (and to a lesser measure, ladies) who make threats opposed to their companions, strangers, social teams, and associations. via balancing person variables opposed to the bigger context of social norms and controls, this ebook deals a well-rounded evaluate of demise threats and their position in family and public violence.
Among the subjects incorporated:
- Personal and societal possibility elements of risk makers and their victims.
- Possible hyperlinks among stalking, loss of life threats, and homicide.
- The allowing features of substance abuse and entry to weapons.
- Risk components for partner-, tuition- and workplace-related loss of life threats.
- Psychological and social results of loss of life threats on sufferers and their families.
- Law enforcement and felony procedure responses to loss of life threats, really compared to offenders who are not making them.
- Death threats as utilized in hate crimes, terrorism, and war.
Death Threats and Violence is an up to date paintings of specific curiosity to normal and forensic psychologists, medical social staff, felony justice and well-being pros and people learning the present social weather within which such threats are regular.
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