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Confronting Violence: Answers to Questions about the Epidemic Destroying America's Homes and Communities
     

Confronting Violence: Answers to Questions about the Epidemic Destroying America's Homes and Communities

by George A. Gellert
 

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Journal of the American Medical Association
The book provides easy-to-understand, no-nonsense statistics, demographics, and epidemiologic information, simple and accurate definitions of terms and concepts, a description of individual reactions to violence, and a lay explanation of the psychological dynamics of victims and perpetrators.
Booknews
For average Americans and those in professional fields confronting violence and its consequences, Gellert (medicine, George Washington U.) provides a cogent analysis of all its forms--physical, sexual, and emotional--as a preventable public health issue. After a foreword by Oklahoma's Governor Keating, the author proceeds to the grim statistics confirming that America is more violent than other societies: against children, domestic partners, the elderly, strangers, with guns, and in the schools; only the suicide rate is comparable to other nations. Includes extensive resource lists, promising prevention strategies, and suggestions for further reading. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875531960
Publisher:
American Public Health Association Publications
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
439
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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