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Index 151 abortion: and advocacy for the voiceless, 127; constructed as genocide, 31 academic reification, 129 action: intervention into material bases of harm, 130; moodiness of, 44–45; and narrative, 25–29; without end, vs. the myth of closure, 127 acts of nature, 131n.1 Adams, Carol, 66 Adkisson, J. David, 28–29 agency: and powerlessness, simultaneous claims of, 28, 29 (see also power paradox); suppressed and bracketed, 44 agents of harm, 6; aggregate, 10; definitional reification of, 4–5; dehumanizing the target, 14, 33–36 (see also reduction of the target); as heroes, 12, 26, 93, 94, 107; interest conflated with target’s, 62; in IPV, characteristics of, 74–76; narrative gendering of, 131n.7; retributive, in U.S. penal harm story, 100, 107 (see also retribution); self-reductive, 112–114; stories by, 16; unintentional or unknowing, 6–7, 132n.7; unreflective, 13 Agnew, Robert, 8 alcohol and drug addiction, 130 Alexander, Michelle, 96 allegiance to code, vs. commitment, 46 Amy, Lori, 127–128 anger, 86. See also rage animals, nonhuman: claims of license to harm, 50; harms caused by, 131n.1; infliction of harm on, 16, 64–67; killing of, for food, 50, 120; mystification of abuse of, 62; reduction of the target, 51–55; selection among cultural discourses by agents of harm, 68; torture of, “for fun,” by boys, 131n.9 anomie theory, 7 antibiotics, in factory farming, 54 anti-Semitism: eliminationist, 36, 113; genocidal, 32–33 anxiety, violence, and selfcontrol , 83 Arendt, Hannah, 39, 40, 70 armed robbers, 117–118 Page numbers followed by T indicate tables. Atkins v. Virginia, 91T atmosphere, rule of, in genocide, 42–45 avoiding knowledge, in meat eating, 61–63 “bacon,” as reductionist term, 52 Bandura, Albert, 8 Bataille, Georges, 54–55 battering, by persons of apparent privilege, 133n.2. See also intimate partner violence Baze v. Rees, 92T, 94 Beah, Ishmael, 45 Beccaria, Cesare, 131n.5 Becker, Howard, 95 Begay v. United States, 90, 92T Bélanger-Vincent, Ariane, 47 Berger, Peter, 119 Bierne, Piers, 53 binary discourses, in war making, 26–27 Bizimungu, Casimir, 39–40 Black, Donald, 20 blowouts, 81–82. See also “seeing red” body: denigration of victim’s, 47; will of, in acts of genocide, 41 booty, 47 Boswell, A. Ayres, 16 boycott, Cincinnati (2001), 1 Braithwaite, John, 125 Browning, Christopher, 36, 45–46 Bruner, Jerome, 25 Bui, Hoan, 80 Bush, George H. W., 9 Bush, George W., 9 Butler, Judith, 53 Campbell, Joseph, 93 Canada, Geoffrey, 114 cancer chemotherapy, 9 capitalism, utility of harm perpetrated by, 103 capital punishment, 65. See also death penalty “career criminals,” 96 Chancer, Lynn, 86 chemotherapy, cancer, 9 children, corporal punishment of, 65 chivalry, cultural codes of, 75–76, 78, 133n.12 circles, of victims and offenders, 125. See also restorative justice class identity, realized through criminal behavior, 120 Clear, Todd, 90, 99 closure, myth of, 127–128 cockroaches, Tutsis as, 34 codes: binary, in war making, 26–27; of chivalry (see chivalry); individual allegiance to, vs. commitment, 46 cognitive dissonance theory, 11 cognitive error, 29 coherence, narrative, appearance of, 28; lacking, in IPV perpetrators’ stories, 86 Cohn, Carol, 112 Coker v. Georgia, 94, 107 Coleman, James William, 6 collective efficacy, 32 collective problem-solving, trust in, and neighborhood crime prevention, 132n.2 collective storytelling, 125, 128–129 Index 152 collective violence, Vetlesen’s theory of, 44 Collier, Paul, 15 conflict theory, 7 control: enterprise of, and U.S./U.K. increase in incarceration, 108; loss of, 86, 87, 108; social, units of, 11. See also self-control, personality, and violence; social control units control balance theory, 7, 24, 115, 116 corporal punishment of children, 65 correctional treatment, 123 crime: causes constructed by offenders, 117–118; gauged by harm to society, 131n.5; and the realization of identity, 120; as signifier, 99; theorizing of, vs. theorizing of harm, 3–7 criminology: criticized for reductionism, 113; narrative, 29–30; and nonhuman animals, 53; and offenses by the impoverished, 114; and the power paradox, 117–118; sociodemographic differentials in, 5; vs. zemiology, 131n.6 crises, modern-day proliferation of, 129 cultural signification and harmful practices, mutually constitutive, 130 custom, appeals to, by meat eaters, 55 Dahmer, Jeffrey, 105–108 death penalty, 88; and evolving “reasoned moral response,” 94; opposition to, 89, 133n.1; procedural vs. moral license, 97–102; utility argument, 96, 102–103. See also capital punishment death wish, alleged, of cows, 61–62 defense, group: as rationale for genocide, 40–41; and the U.S. War on Terrorism, 47 dehumanization...

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9780813562605
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9780813562599
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864749917
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180
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2013-12-12
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English
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