A study conducted by the British Guardian on the subject of Afro-Americans and police brutality shows that in 1 out of 65 cases dealing with the killing of Afro-Americans in the United States, a police officer is involved. In addition 25% of the Afro-Americans killed by police officers were not armed in comparison to 17% of white people.
Anti-Social Personality Disorder (known as ASPD) is characterized as a behavioral pattern of violating others’ fundamental rights, lack of empathy, impulsiveness and aggression. Researchers believe that in prisons, 40 to 70 percent of the inmates suffer from ASPD compared to 1 to 3 percent in the general population outside prison walls.
Why do people behave violently? Psychologists claim that violence mainly stems from fear and feelings of anger and frustration. A person resorts to aggressive behavior when they believe there is no other solution to their distress. Cursing or beating another person may help the aggressor gain the upper hand and control over the situation
There are other reasons for violent behavior, some of which include the following: