Warriors and Peacemakers: How Third Parties Shape Violence

  title={Warriors and Peacemakers: How Third Parties Shape Violence},
  author={Mark Cooney},
Why do some conflicts escalate into violence while others dissipate harmlessly? Under what circumstances will people kill, and why? While homicide has been viewed largely in the pathological terms of "crime" and "deviance," violence, Mark Cooney contends, is a naturally-occurring form of conflict found throughout history and across cultures under certain social conditions. Cooney has analyzed the social control of homicide within and across over 30 societies and interviewed several dozens of… CONTINUE READING