On the surface, this statement may sound like brass bravado. A quick look into Manson’s childhood however and one might be inclined to question that notion. In this report, I will explain and utilize Michael R. Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi’s “A General Theory of Crime” and Edwin Sutherland’s “Differential Association” to analyze his involvement in the 1969 killing spree. Although Manson had a very lengthy criminal history, his infamy came from his involvement in series of killings dub the Tate-LaBianca murders by the media. On August 09, 1969, Manson ordered members of his
Stan Maria The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the Proto-Indie Phenomenon In his article, The American Nightmare – Horror in the 70s, Robin Wood tries to take the American horror movie and put it in a suggestive context, both historically and socially, exemplifying trough movies that made history by their violence, gore and the shock they created to the mental matrix of the society living in that age. He believes that trying to define those ages as the Golden Age of the American horror film is a brave thing to do, using comparisons for each of their characteristics: more gruesome, more violent, more disgusting, and perhaps more confused. He also believes that the core of the movie itself – the disturbance – is a crucial thing shared exhaustively
Fanon, decolonization and violence: Fanon was a philosopher and a revolutionary writer; he was concerned with the psychopathology of colonization and wrote multiple books on the topic. This paper will focus on his book “The Wretched of the Earth.” This book mainly focuses on the important and vital role of violence, which Fanon thinks is essential in the decolonization struggle. He begins the book by mentioning how “decolonization is always a violent event” (citefanon pg. 1). He then goes on to define decolonization, he defines it as “decolonization is quite simply the substitution of one “species” of mankind by another” (citefanon pg.
Is there such a thing as a "philosophy of murder" or a rationale behind murder? (watkin). Revenge is the attempt to right the wrong that has been done to you, by returning a wrong to someone else. The monster felt wronged by Victor, and instead of moving on with his life and being thankful of being created, he wasted the rest of his life on torturing someone and being
Kaitlyn Park #19 Aguilar British Literature/Period 1 22 February 2018 Freedom Fighter vs. Terrorist: A Case Study on Paradise Lost and The Matrix Both Paradise Lost and The Animatrix recount a story in which the antagonist can be seen as a terrorist or freedom fighter, depending on the audience’s perspective and any of the many philosophical ideas present in both works. Both plots exhibit that entity, who is regarded as evil, but provide an explanation for their seemed “evil” by showing what caused each entity, the machines and Satan, to wage a war on the protagonists, humanity, in The Animatrix, and God, in Paradise Lost. Through the philosophy of ethics, more specifically the study of morality, which questions what is moral or “good” and
In criminology, differential association is a theory developed by Edwin Sutherland proposing that through interaction with others, individuals learn the values, attitudes, techniques, and motives for criminal behavior. The differential association theory is the most talked about of the learning theories of deviance. (DAT). (Sutherland) (Sociological Theories of Crime and Their Explanation on Crime , 2007) Theories of criminality are most commonly derived from human behavior. I chose the movie American history X and the theory is Sutherland’s differential Association theory (DAT).
INTRODUCTION In this essay I will be discussing and referring to Hannah Arendt’s essay On Violence (1969), Zizek 's essay Violence (2008) and Walter Benjamin’s essay Critique on violence (n.d.) in order to look at the notion of violence in Antigone written by Sophocles through theatrical terms. I will be focusing on the dramatization of some of the “events” that lead to the “ends” and the “means” and refer to the interruptions of these events (Arendt: 1969:4). BODY Concept of Violence in reference to Arendt Violence is defined synonymously with ‘strength of emotion or of a destructive natural force ' (Merriam-Webster n.d.). In the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary’s the definition of violence is defined as something “very strong and sudden” or an action as a result of a “physical force” with the intention to do harm to someone or something (Meriam-Webster n.d.). Arendt states that this type of violence used is natural, embodied and can sometimes be positive as well, when the “ends” justify the “needs” (Arendt 1969:4), and it can bring about change for better or for worse (Arendt 1969:46).
A visionary tends to commit crimes based on psychotic delusion, like murder because of voices in their head telling them to do so (Dalal 110-111). Mission-oriented killers have a certain goal with overwhelming feelings that it is their duty to kill a certain type of person like a homosexual or prostitute to “clean up” society (Dalal 111). Hedonistic killers are “sexual sadists” who kill for pleasure and are active thrill seekers (Dalal 111). Control-oriented killers seek absolute power over their victims and recieve pleasure from knowing they have complete dominance (Dalal 111). In cases of abuse and neglect in childhood, control-oriented habits are more prevalent within
The overall goal of genocidal rape is to inﬂict punishment on the male enemy by creating psychological and physical harm for women and girls (Sharlach 2000 as cited in Matusitz, 2017, p. 836). Consequently, war rape as genocidal rape redefines the sexually assaulted woman’s body as a “site of ethnic clashes” (Kirk & Taylor, 2006, p. 139) and reframes the targeted population as sub-human. In turn, the ethnic cleansing strategy represents “an enactment of ethnic superiority” (Mullins, 2009, p. 732). The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical analysis of genocidal rape. The following will be discussed: how genocidal rape manifests, including prevalence rates, consequences of genocidal rape, socio-cultural, political, and economic factors that affect women’s vulnerability to genocidal rape and the interventions that might be effective in addressing the issue.
Williamson argued that Teds were the original modern ‘Folk Devils’. During the fifties there were serious concerns and anxiety in relation to juvenile crime, an issue Osgerby reasoned was constructed by the media who targeted Teds as being symbolic of a new form of violent delinquency. Williamson believed that labelling Teds as deviant was key in explaining the anxieties about youth, affluence and behaviour in post-war Britain. He opined that Teds