The Creation of Dangerous Violent Criminals by Lonnie H Athens PDF

By Lonnie H Athens

Lonnie H. Athens’ path-breaking paintings examines an issue that has baffled specialists and most of the people alike: How does somebody develop into a predatory violent criminal?


In the unique version, the method that Athens categorised “violentization” encompassed 4 phases: brutalization, defiance, dominative engagements, and virulency. during this variation, Athens identifies a brand new ultimate degree, violent predation, because the end result of the violent criminal’s improvement. He makes use of vibrant first-person bills gleaned from in-depth interviews and player statement of nascent and hardened violent criminals to again up his theory.


In this tremendously extended version, Athens examines how his considering and ideas have developed over the last thirty years and renames and clarifies levels of improvement. Athens additionally addresses, for the 1st time, criticisms of his unique concept. Milestones of this crucial paintings are mentioned, in addition to the paradoxes surrounding its present-day prestige within the box of criminology. Athens proposes a revised theoretical version that might be valuable for school room use, in addition to for common readers and professionals.

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