Understanding Violence / Edition 3

Understanding Violence / Edition 3

by Elizabeth Kande L. Englander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805860908

ISBN-13: 9780805860900

Pub. Date: 09/15/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"In this book, Elizabeth Kandel Englander sorts, structures, and evaluates violence hypotheses. She draws on contemporary research and theory in varied fields - clinical and social psychology, sociology, criminology, psychiatry, social work, neuropsychology, behavioral genetics, and education - to present a uniquely balanced, integrated, and readable summary of what…  See more details below

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"In this book, Elizabeth Kandel Englander sorts, structures, and evaluates violence hypotheses. She draws on contemporary research and theory in varied fields - clinical and social psychology, sociology, criminology, psychiatry, social work, neuropsychology, behavioral genetics, and education - to present a uniquely balanced, integrated, and readable summary of what we currently know about the causes and effects of violence. Throughout, she emphasizes the necessity of distinguishing among different types of violent behavior and of realizing that nature and nurture interact in human development. There are no simple answers, and many well-accepted "facts" must be challenged." This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of Understanding Violence will be welcomed by all those concerned with violent offenders and their victims, and by their students and trainees.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805860900
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/15/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
957,144
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction: The Problem of Violence1
2The Numbers: How Common Is Violent Behavior Today?13
3Social Causes of Violence36
4Biological and Psychological Bases of Violent Behavior54
5Developmental Factors and Social Learning85
6Media Exposure and Violence99
7The Biosocial Model105
8Substance Abuse and Violent Behavior117
9Youth Violence123
10Sexual Assault132
11Spouse Homicide139
12Child Abuse and Physical Punishment147
13Victims: The Consequences of Family Violence162
14Epilogue: Preventing and Controlling Violence173
References177
Author Index207
Subject Index219

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