Presser scrutinizes accounts of acts as diverse as genocide, environmental degradation, war, torture, terrorism, homicide, rape, and meat-eating in order to develop an original theoretical framework with which to consider harmful actions and their causes.
Recognizing Lois Presser for the publication of her latest book, Why We Harm.
Recognizing Beth Easterling for publishing six journal articles on the sociology of punishment and interpersonal relationships.
Author: Lois Presser
In this groundbreaking work, Presser investigates the life stories of men who have perpetrated violence. She applies insights from across the academy to in-depth interviews with men who shared their accounts of how they became the people we most fear — those who rape, murder, assault, and rob, often repeatedly.
Recognizing Lois Presser for her recently published book Been a Heavy Life: Stories of Violent Men.