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Title: The psychological and emotional sequelae of committing an act of severe violence
Author: Evans, Janet
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2015
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The aim of this thesis is to consider the impact, on the perpetrator, of committing an act of serious violence against another person. The first chapter of this thesis presents a narrative literature review of the impact of killing another person, considering three distinct contexts; as a member of the armed forces, in the line of duty as a police officer and as a criminal act. Research addressing the impact of killing another in these three differing contexts is presented and critiqued, providing a broad summary of the different effects suggested in the literature. A model is then presented that may be relevant in explaining experiences resulting from killing in all three of these contexts. The second chapter of this thesis presents a piece of qualitative research that attempts to further understanding of the impact of committing violence in specific circumstances. It explores the impact of committing a serious act of criminal violence, for individuals who have not committed any prior serious violent offences.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology