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Corporate harm-doing decisions or certain acts of warfare, such as high-altitude bombing). A. Individual Violence Violent crime has routinely been defined, for purposes of national indexing, as entailing criminal homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, and forcible rape. It has often been observed that the distinction between the first two categories may well be a matter of how quickly the paramedics arrive or which particular organ is struck by the weapon. But in addition to these forms of criminal violence, we must also recognize child abuse and spouse abuse as special cases of assault and as prime manifestations of the destructive consequences of uncontrolled anger.

A 42-year-old man checked himself and his 6-year-old son into a Southern California motel after a cross-country journey. His coworkers described him as having an obsessive love for his son. He had a history of skirmishes with the law, and the New York police were now after him. But he had been a flawless father, obsessed with his son's welfare. Yet, he doused this boy in flammable liquid and set him afire in that motel room. While the first two examples of Dan White and of the San Ysidro massacre by James Huberty reflect the role of anger as a motivating force inciting the violent actions, the other two cases illustrate the "neither necessary nor sufficient" status of anger as a relevant antecedent to violence.

This occurs most clearly in work situations, but is also evident in social functioning. The resistance is expressed indirectly, through such maneuvers as procrastination, dawdling, stubbornness, intentional inefficiency, and 'forgetfullness' " (APA, 1980, p. 328). The disorder is so named because it is inferred that such persons are passively expressing covert hostility. The key feature of the personality is obstructionism to the demands of others (Burns & Epstein, 1983). The person's assumptive framework prominently includes notions of entitlement, which can be understood in terms of inflexible expectations and appraisals (Novaco, 1979).

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