oristarA posted an interesting question from an article, which relates well to this thread.
The Path to Extreme Violence: Nazism and Serial Killers
In people's minds, extreme violence is an enigma. The tortures inflicted on defenceless victims seem to defy reason. Yet, the fact that these incidents keep recurring is proof that there are rules governing them. It is these rules that I have attempted to isolate. We shall see that they are clearly defined and that they are to be found in individual as well as collective violence. To categorise them is the first step towards implementing preventative measures which would help to protect the rational majority from a dangerous minority. Practice and theory are inextricably linked in the analysis of “organised insanity” that is extreme violence.
Geneva International Academic Network, Geneva, Switzerland
Edited by: Guillaume Poirier, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed by: Albert Rizzo, Institute for Creative Technologies, USA; Mark Levine, Lancaster University, UK
*Correspondence: Philippe Cotter, Rue du Vieux-Billard 9, 1205 Genève, Switzerland.
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