Violence And The Prevention Of Violence

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Under the aegis of the two grandes dames of international studies in psychology, 23 experts examine violence in all of its multivarious forms around the world. They find that it is present in practically every society, at every socioeconomic level, and in every age group. The first group of essays look at violence as a societal phenomenon—its motivational aspects as related to, for example, terrorism or machismo. The second group of essays discuss violence involving children—incest, trauma, delinquency, school ...

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Overview

Under the aegis of the two grandes dames of international studies in psychology, 23 experts examine violence in all of its multivarious forms around the world. They find that it is present in practically every society, at every socioeconomic level, and in every age group. The first group of essays look at violence as a societal phenomenon—its motivational aspects as related to, for example, terrorism or machismo. The second group of essays discuss violence involving children—incest, trauma, delinquency, school violence, and the death penalty for youths. The last section looks at adult violence, particularly within the family. Marital violence, domestic violence, substance abuse, women and crime, and maltreatment of elders are all presented. The consensus of the study is that the eradication of violence is essential to a better world and is possible. Proof of its possibility is given in the concluding description of life in Ladakh, a peaceable society of Tibetans in northwestern India.

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Fourteen papers examine the phenomenon of violence and its tremendous increase worldwide during recent years. Divided into three sections, the book covers violence as a societal phenomenon, violence involving the young, and violence in adulthood. An epilogue discusses a non-violent society of Buddhists in Ladakh. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275948733
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/16/1995
  • Pages: 242
  • Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

LEONORE LOEB ADLER is Professor Emerita of Psychology and director of the Institute of Cross-Cultural and Cross-Ethnic Studies at Molloy College in New York.

FLORENCE L. DENMARK is Robert Scott Pace Professor of Psychology and chair of the department of Psychology at Pace University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Foreword
Preface
1 Motivational Approach to Violent Behavior: A Cross-Cultural Perspective 3
2 Machismo Values and Violence in America: An Empirical Study 11
3 Assessment of Attitudes toward Terrorism 33
4 Violent Youth: Reflections on Contemporary Child-rearing Practices in the United States as an Antecedent Cause 47
5 Trauma in Children's Lives: Issues and Treatment 61
6 Incest: The Most Personal Violence 85
7 Violence in the Schools 101
8 Juvenile Violence and the Death Penalty 109
9 Male Violence against Women: A Global Health and Development Issue 121
10 Domestic Violence and Its Prevention 129
11 Gender Stereotypes and the Problem of Marital Violence 145
12 Women and Crime 157
13 Prevention of Family Violence for the Female Alcoholic 169
14 Elder Violence (Maltreatment) in Domestic Settings: Some Theory and Research 177
Epilogue: Traditional Buddhist Ladakh - A Society at Peace 191
Index 205
About the Contributors 211
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