ERIC Number: EJ512977
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: 0
The Cost of Tolerance for Violence.
Sigler, Robert T.
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, v6 n2 p124-34 1995
Examines the history of violence in American society, explains some reasons behind these acts, and explores the implications of societal acceptance of violence. While criminologists consider extreme violence to be deviant forms of natural aggression, the paper shows that American society tolerates physical force when expressing political dissent and when protecting self and property, but less so during domestic disputes. (GR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Proceedings of the National Conference on Health Care for the Poor and Underserved "Preventing Violence and Abusive Behavior: A Public Health Agenda" (7th, Nashville, TN, October 3-5, 1994). Journal availability: Institute for Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Mehary Medical College, 1005 D.B. Todd Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208.