Understanding Violence / Edition 3

Understanding Violence / Edition 3

by Elizabeth Kande L. Englander
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0805860908

ISBN-13: 9780805860900

Pub. Date: 09/15/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The fields of biology, sociology, and psychiatry all have significant insight into the causes of violent crime, but there is surprising little coordination of communication between disciplines, argues Englander (Bridgewater State College). She surveys the literature in these and other fields, examining and evaluating their various hypotheses. She argues that

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The fields of biology, sociology, and psychiatry all have significant insight into the causes of violent crime, but there is surprising little coordination of communication between disciplines, argues Englander (Bridgewater State College). She surveys the literature in these and other fields, examining and evaluating their various hypotheses. She argues that definitional distinctions between types of violence must be made if we are to fully understand the phenomenon and, after exploring general issues, focuses on such types of violence as violence mediated by substance abuse, youth violence, sexual assault, spousal homicide, child abuse and physical punishment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805860900
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/15/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Introduction: The Problem of Violence. Part I: General Issues. The Numbers: How Common Is Violent Behavior Today? Social Causes of Violence. Biological and Psychological Bases of Violent Behavior. Developmental Factors and Social Learning. Media Exposure and Violence. The Biosocial Model. Part II: Special Issues. Substance Abuse and Violent Behavior. Youth Violence. Sexual Assault. Spouse Homicide. Child Abuse and Physical Punishment. Victims: The Consequences of Family Violence. Epilogue: Preventing and Controlling Violence.

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