On Killing

Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal ...

Author: Dave Grossman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497629209

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.

Killing Time

He wasn't some sick bastard, hell-bent on killing people as long as he was a free
man. Maybe he'd been that sick bastard for a moment, just one instant when he'd
been fighting for time with his kids. And maybe he would have done other ...

Author: John Hollway

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1626364559

Category: True Crime

Page: 504

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In 1984, John Thompson was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a white man in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was sent to Angola prison and confined to his cell twenty-three hours a day. However, Thompson adamantly proclaimed his innocence and just needed lawyers who believed that his trial had been mishandled and who would step up to the plate against the powerful DA's office. But who would fight for Thompson's innocence when he didn't have an alibi for the night of the murder and there were two key witnesses to confirm his guilt? Killing Time is about the eighteen-year quest for John Thompson's freedom from a wrongful murder conviction. After Philadelphia lawyers Michael Banks and Gordon Cooney take on his case, they struggle to find areas of misconduct in his previous trials while grappling with their questions about Thompson's innocence. John Hollway and Ronald M. Gauthier have interviewed Thompson and the lawyers regarding the case and paint a realistic and compelling portrait of life on death row and the corruption in the Louisiana police and DA's office. When it is found that evidence was mishandled in a previous trial that led to his death sentence in the murder case, Thompson is finally on his road to freedom—a journey that continues to this day. Complete with an updated afterword describing Thompson's 2011 civil suit against Harry Connick Sr. and the New Orleans DA's office and the Supreme Court's shocking verdict.

On Killing Remotely

Lt Col Wayne Phelps, former commander of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft unit, addresses these questions and many others as he tells the story of the men and women of today's "chair force.

Author: Wayne Phelps

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780316628297

Category:

Page: 320

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Quicklet on Dave Grossman s On Killing The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

ABOUT THE BOOK Lt. Col.

Author: Jonathan Morse

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 1614642400

Category: Study Aids

Page: 25

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ABOUT THE BOOK Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s book On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, is a soldiers account of how one person learns, right or wrong, to kill another. The Pulitzer Prize nominated work documents the mental preparations and emotional trauma born in the terror of human conflict. The book tells the story of veterans across hundreds of years of warfare. Grossman uses his book as a vessel for the words of those who have had to kill, painting a vivid portrait of the human cost to foe and victor alike. MEET THE AUTHOR Jonathan has been writing independently for two years and recently graduated from Northern Illinois University with baccalaureate degrees in journalism and political science. His time is spent reading, writing or playing whatever musical instruments he can build, find or afford. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Grossman begins On Killing with an explanation of the natural human aversion to violence and killing. During WWII a US Army Brigadier General named S.L.A. Marshall began observing and questioning soldiers in the Pacific on their actual behavior in combat. To the surprise of the US military establishment, he found that most men never fired their weapons. Approximately 15 to 20 percent of soldiers fired as expected; the rest pretended so they wouldn’t have to kill anyone (others disagree, see later section: A Controversial Influence). These men were not cowards, in fact many were reported to take great personal risks to assist their fellow soldiers, but still they would not attack, even under fire. Their training had taught them how to fire a gun, but not how to shoot at another human being. Buy a copy to keep reading!

Killing the god cont d The golden bough

263 , 265 Ramsay , W. M. , on killing representative of god , ii . 134 Rats expected
to give good teeth , i . 52 sq .; modes of getting rid of , ii . 424 sq . Rattlesnakes
spared , ii . 395 Raven in wind - making ceremony , i . 119 Raw flesh tabooed , i .

Author: James George Frazer

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Category: Magic

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Case Studies in Allied Health Ethics

The moral foundation of the prohibition on killing is not always clear , however .
For some people , those who base their ethic on doing good and avoiding evil ,
prohibiting killing is simply a rule summarizing the obvious conclusion that it ...

Author: Robert M. Veatch

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 290

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Distinguished ethics professors Veatch and Flack have teamed up to offer this remarkable collection of case studies based on the actual experiences of practicing allied health personnel in various fields.

Porphyry On Abstinence from Killing Animals

Thus, although this work is not a commentary on Aristotle, it fills a gap in this series by going to the heart of ethical debates among Neoplatonists around AD 300, and revealing one ascetic Neoplatonist's view of the ideal way of life.

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Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780938888

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

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Porphyry's On Abstinence from Killing Animals is one of the most interesting books from Greek antiquity for both philosophers and historians. In it, Porphyry relates the arguments for eating or sacrificing animals and then goes on to argue that an understanding of humans and gods shows such sacrifice to be inappropriate, that an understanding of animals shows it to be unjust, and that a knowledge of non-Greeks shows it to be unnecessary. There are no Neoplatonist commentaries on Aristotle's Ethics from the period AD 250-600. Thus, although this work is not a commentary on Aristotle, it fills a gap in this series by going to the heart of ethical debates among Neoplatonists around AD 300, and revealing one ascetic Neoplatonist's view of the ideal way of life. It also records rival positions taken on the treatment of animals by Greek philosophers over the previous six hundred years.

On Killing

On Killing is an important study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.

Author: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Publisher: E-reads/E-rights

ISBN: 9780759245549

Category:

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The good news is that the vast majority of soldiers is loath to kill in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The psychological cost for soldiers, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The psychological cost for the rest of us is even more so: contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army's conditioning techniques and, according to Grossman's controversial thesis, is responsible for our rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. On Killing is an important study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.

Tensor

Since p + 7 = - 1 ; ; and i ( p - 7 ) = - V 2 curl li the Killing tensor can be written in
the very general form dij = ( x / v 2 ) i ( miñ ; – mim ; ) + ( lin ; – l ; ni ) , where li , ni ,
mi , mi is any null tetrad with li and n ; the propagation vectors and x is the ratio of
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Category: Calculus of tensors

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On Killing a Revolution

" In On Killing a Revolution, Domise analyzes the co-opting by liberal interests of Black liberation movements ranging from Haiti to Burkina Faso to Canada and the United States and argues for a new kind of revolution based on Black self ...

Author: Andray Domise

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781771964050

Category: Social Science

Page:

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Intended as protest against racism and police brutality, Blackout Tuesday was also a turning point in the grassroots protest movement following the murder of George Floyd, the pivotal moment where the protests turned from rebellion against white supremacist state violence to a corporatized love-in (or the "circus," as Malcolm X dubbed it)--a sort of hard reset for the cultural narrative, uploading street-level protests to corporate boardrooms.

Wolves in Russia

Surplus. Кillers? Surplus killing occurs when, in a short period of time, one or
more wolves kill more prey than they can consume. The Dutch biologist Hans
Кruuk named this phenomenon after studying hyenas in Africa and foxes in
England.

Author: Will N. Graves

Publisher: Brush Education

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 222

View: 851

This book compiles over 50 years of research on the history of Russian wolves to challenge North American notions about the nature of these controversial animals. It contends that populations and densities of wolves are best controlled by human intervention. The author establishes that wolves prey on healthy, well fed animals — not simply on weak, crippled, or diseased ones — and engage in surplus killing. Moreover, wide-ranging wolves spread parasites and diseases to game and domestic animals; some of these diseases and parasites also endanger humans. Wolves in Russia will ignite a lively discussion in North America about how the Russian experiences with wolves should bear upon current wolf conservation and protection policies.

The Holocaust

to kill the Polish Jews and also Jews deported there . At Betzec , the construction
of which had begun on 1 November 1941 , the Germans began gassing Jews on
17 March 1942 and could kill 1 , 500 people daily . Jews from Lublin were ...

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 216

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The history of the Holocaust needs underlining in the face of continuing attempts to deny its veracity or scope. Adolf Hitler's determination to rid Europe, if not the World, of Jews and Jewish ideas in all their manifestations was central to the ultimate goal of establishing a thousand-year Reich. This book by Jeremy Black - Professor of History at the University of Exeter and one of the UK's leading historians - is written in response to the continuation of Holocaust denial and also because of the desperate need for a clear, concise history of the Holocaust.

The Early Church on Killing

This volume is entirely free of propaganda or polemics, following the evidence where it leads. This deceptively brief, highly disciplined study should prove to be authoritative in this field.

Author: Ronald J. Sider

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801036309

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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What did the early church believe about killing? What was its view on abortion? How did it approach capital punishment and war? Noted theologian and bestselling author Ron Sider lets the testimony of the early church speak in the first of a three-volume series on biblical peacemaking. This book provides in English translation all extant data directly relevant to the witness of the early church until Constantine on killing. Primarily, it draws data from early church writings, but other evidence, such as archaeological finds and Roman writings, is included. Sider taps into current evangelical interest in how the early church informs contemporary life while presenting a thorough, comprehensive treatment on topics of perennial concern. The book includes brief introductions to every Christian writer cited and explanatory notes on many specific texts.

Killing for Company

Dr Brittain continues : He will frequently express regret if asked , but he does not
feel it , or , if he does , his feeling is only transiently sincere , is shallow , and is
quite insufficient to prevent him from killing again . Such expressions of regret are
 ...

Author: Brian Masters

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN:

Category: Criminals

Page: 336

View: 253


Circular

Various injector - type tools are now on the market , and are proving quite
effective for killing brush and trees . These tools consist of an injector blade and a
reservoir for herbicide . As each puncture is made , a small amount of herbicide is
 ...

Author: Kenneth Llewellyn Carvell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Agriculture

Page: 9

View: 164


Parliamentary Debates

Science also of legislation has come here today says eloctrocute them , but in
how for the good of animals . many municipalities do they use electricity for killing
dogs ? Nowhere Sir , here we have friends they do it except in a very few places
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Author: India. Parliament. Rajya Sabha

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Category: India

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Journal

20,000 00 20,000 00 Damages for killing husband - A . G. Northcut , at Station 13
, C. R. R being in charge refugee stock , W. & A. R. R. J. B. Alford . 1,000 00 1,000
00 Value of 850 cross - ties taken by J. W. Glenn , military appointee , by order ...

Author: Georgia. General Assembly. Senate

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Killing Cold

Needless to say we have to find a way to protect ourselves and prevent this
maniac from killing again . " Well at least he doesn ' t beat around the bush . “
Obviously our priority as well , Colonel . " “ We ' ve decided to hire a Security
Force and ...

Author: David Wickes

Publisher: Hushion House

ISBN: 9780968796818

Category: Petersen, Jack (Fictitious character)

Page: 343

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Homicide Detective Lieutenant Jack Petersen is out in the cold again, with another chilling case.Affluent communities on a private lake in rural Minnesota are terrorized by a brutal serial killer.Petersen is called to investigate. His plane is sabotaged. That makes it personal. Jack and his team battle the elements as winter storms paralyze the area but six feet of snow doesn't hamper the murderer.Beautiful young Ingrid Nielsen, a local teacher, finds herself torn between her grief over the tragedies and her friendship with a suspect.Icy suspense, fast action, and zig-zag plot twists hurtle this thriller to its surprise ending with the speed of an Olympic bob-sled.The author's first novel, Killing Time, was released in 2001. Wickes appeared on TV and radio shows in major cities and attended book signings in over forty stores in Canada. Killing Time was reviewed in thirty newspapers.

Habitat Economy and Crime

THE SOCIOLOGY OF HOMICIDE Murder has a facinating aspect to Social
Scientists . Though the annual harvest of death on road is much more than that
reaped by murder , yet murder signifies a special attention and horror in public
mind .

Author: Bimla Charan Sharma

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Crime

Page: 260

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Study of crime with reference to Palamau, Hazaribagh, Ranchi, Dhanbad, and Singhbhum districts of Chotanagpur Region, Hihar.

History of Bristol County Massachusetts

quoted , " Thomas Leonard , Sr. , and James Leonard , " Sept. the 19t11 , 1715 ,
voted to pay , -- Sr. , received a deed from the proprietors of the North Purchase
of two hundred acres of land at Stony To Robert Tucker , for killing birds .

Author: Duane Hamilton Hurd

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Bristol County (Mass.)

Page: 922

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