LYNCHING

is the act of an individual or group which typically sparks or enticing a larger group to violence usually leading to the death of a person - especially by hanging. This type of crime was rife in South America between 1882 and 1950.

LYNCHING: "The act of lynching an individual has become a rarity in the modernized society however, it was incredibly prevalent in South America between 1882 and 1950."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LYNCHING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/lynching/ (accessed November 28, 2020).
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