Framing Excessive Violence: Discourse and Dynamics by Daniel Ziegler, Marco Gerster, Steffen Krämer

By Daniel Ziegler, Marco Gerster, Steffen Krämer

This booklet explores the dynamics of over the top violence, utilizing a extensive variety of interdisciplinary case reports. It highlights that over the top violence will depend on quite a few contingencies and isn't regularly the result of rational choice making. The individuals additionally examine the discursive framing of acts of over the top violence.

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In a famous incident such as the Rodney King beating, the tension-building phase was further exacerbated by the suspect’s resistance. Emotional domination was restored, in this case, by the presence of 21 officers who joined the chase. Most of them stood in a circle to watch and cheer as four officers beat the suspect into submission. (We might add that the first arresting officer was a woman of the highway patrol, whose orders King not only disregarded but met with a sexualised gesture of turning his butt towards her and slapping it; it was at this point that the Los Angeles police unit declared they were taking over.

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S. Newman, C. Fox, D. Harding, J. Mehta and W. Roth (2004) Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings (New York: Basic Books). 29. P. Ekman (1985) Telling Lies: Clues to Deceit in the Marketplace, Politics, and Marriage (New York: W. W. ). 30. Information taken from news reports, 20–23 August 2013. 31. Information taken from news report. 3 Forward Panic and Police Riots Anne Nassauer 1. Introduction How do police riots emerge from generally peaceful social movement demonstrations? What brings groups of officers in some demonstrations to beat helpless protesters, who duck on the ground?

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