chapter  10
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Psychology of Aggression and Violence

ByIan H. Treasaden

Most violence is by the powerful against the weak and vulnerable. The risk of homicide is 14 per million, but for children the risk of being a victim is 38 per million. This is also true for domestic violence and sexual offenses such as rape. In societies where women have a higher status, they are less likely to be victims of violence. Organizational violence persists longer than individual violence, and in war there is also the issue of remote violence, such as using missiles and bombs from aircraft.