Is there a particular type of person who becomes a bully? Why do
bullies behave like they do? How can we interpret and understand
bullying within relationships?
The Bullies attempts to get inside
the minds of the bully and the victim - the child, the adolescent and
the adult - across a wide range of 'closed' situations including the
home, school, workplace, prisons and the armed services.
to the voices of bullies and victims from all kinds of backgrounds
without making judgments, counselor Dennis Lines provides unique
insights into bullying and what makes such domineering and aggressive
behavior so complex. He discusses controversial issues such as genetic
predisposition towards abusive behavior and draws on his counseling
knowledge to provide insights on how to understand and treat bullies to
change their behavior.
The Bullies offers a unique and
illustrated perspective on a widespread phenomenon, and will be
essential reading for psychologists, sociologists, counselors,
teachers, social workers, probation officers, students and researchers.