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NCJ Number: 147366 Find in a Library
Author(s): M DiCanio
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 413
Sponsoring Agency: Facts on File, Inc
New York, NY 10001
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8160-2332-8
Sale Source: Facts on File, Inc
11 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
United States of America
Type: Dictionary
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This unique reference book explores the origins of violence, its human and material consequences, and potential remedies for the growing tide of force and brutality; cross- referenced and indexed, the encyclopedia distills research from the fields of psychology, sociology, criminology, and the law.
Abstract: The encyclopedia covers statistics on crime rates and trends, possible crime causes, criminal psychology, effects of crime on victims, punishment, legal issues, and violence prevention strategies. The author scrutinizes statistical evidence on violence, as well as sociocultural and psychological roots of violence and responses to it by the health, law enforcement, judicial, and prison systems. She specifically looks at the drug trade, hate crimes, child abuse, campus violence, gun availability, the existence of a "criminal" mind, police and prosecutorial procedures, and crime statistics. Extensive appendixes contain a wealth of information, including addresses and phone numbers of organizations involved in preventing violence and assisting victims of child abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, rape, and other violent crimes.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections; Courts; Crime prevention measures; Drug law offenses; Juveniles; Police; Statistics; Victims of violent crime; Violence causes; Violence prevention
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