Dying for Control: Men, Murder and Sub-Lethal Violence

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    The central concern of this paper is to unravel the links between men's use of violence and their perceptions and understandings of the functions that violence serves. To these ends, the accounts of twenty violent men, convicted of either killing or violently assaulting other men are examined. The interview data suggest that regardless of the specific nature of violent acts, i.e whether they involve lethal outcomes or not, or whether they are the result of some spontaneous disagreement or are planned, some common goals seem to unite many of the acts. Specifically these goals appear to revolve around the need to control other individuals as well as one's own social identity and are intrinsically linked to the men's wish to project and protect a particular kind of masculine image.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe British Criminology Conference - Selected Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publicationPapers from the British Society of Criminology Conference, Liverpool, July 1999.
    PublisherBritish Society of Criminology
    VolumeVolume 3
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2000
    EventBritish Criminology Conference 1999: Criminology: towards the millennium - Centre for Criminal Justice, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Duration: 13 Jul 199916 Jul 1999


    ConferenceBritish Criminology Conference 1999
    Abbreviated titleBCS 1999
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • criminology
    • murder
    • crime
    • violence
    • Men
    • male
    • killing


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