Subculture of violence

Subculture of violence - regardless of motive or...

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Subculture of violence Group norm Situationally defined: machismo vs passivity Not all situations, violence is not valued in and of itself Not all=Target--in group vs. out Link: manhood and violence Victim Precipitation 1. Both parties accept legitimacy (26%) 2. Murder transaction 3. Assault-no one died 4. Victim and perpetrator--similar pasts: legal troubles, previous fights, alcohol. o Most of us not participators, but could/would in right circumstances--Subculture defines appropriateness (manhood, family, country, etc.) o Not all situations, degree of participation o Sub-culture vs. Race and/or Class o Structural inequality and changing perception of life chances and appropriateness of violence o Jack Katz : Righteous Slaughter --humiliation=>Righteousness=>Rage MURDER, Summary: A universal Primal Crime The verb "to kill" is descriptive. It refers to the simple taking of human life,
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Unformatted text preview: regardless of motive or circumstances. The verb "to murder" is a certain kind of killing - an unauthorized, deviant, and criminal form of killing. "Murder" is a loaded, evaluative term. Thus: the same act, the taking of human life, is judged to be acceptable or unacceptable according to who is doing the judging A very hard, concrete, and seemingly indisputable fact - the taking of human life, the death of a human being - is judge differently, is subjectively evaluated and placed into vastly different categories according to how it is seen by observers and audiences surrounding the killer and the victim. The legal status of a killing is determined by the law, the CJS, and the courts Making a judgement one way or another will transform a given act, from the criminal to non criminal behavior, and vice versa....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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