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Poster: Testing a Theory - Lonnie Athens' Violentization
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  • Aviva Twersky Glasner, Bridgewater State University
Moakley Atrium
Start Time
11-5-2011 4:00 PM
End Time
11-5-2011 5:00 PM
Researchers are continually looking for the definitive answer to the question of what causes violence; whether it is a product of biology or socialization or, perhaps, a bit of both. Lonnie Athens, a criminologist, is known primarily for his theory about the unique transforming process gone through by individuals to become dangerous, violent offenders (1989, 1997). Athens, himself, said that discourse about the etiologies of violent behavior cannot be broken down into a dichotomous model; either bio-physiological or socialization, but rather should be conceptualized more holistically. This poster represents a secondary analysis of an existing database from research designed to create personality profiles of inmates convicted of violent crimes.
Citation Information
Aviva Twersky Glasner. "Poster: Testing a Theory - Lonnie Athens' Violentization" (2011)
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