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NCJ Number: 122437 Find in a Library
Title: Insights Into Violence in Contemporary Canadian Society
Editor(s): J M MacLatchie
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 360
Sponsoring Agency: John Howard Soc of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1E5, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-9693196-0-6
Sale Source: John Howard Soc of Canada
55 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1E5,
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Presentations from a conference on violence in contemporary Canadian society address definitions of violence, violence causes, types of violence, violence prevention, and the treatment of violent persons.
Abstract: Presentations on defining and understanding violence review violent crime in Canada, the United States, and Europe; victimization survey findings on the incidence, risks, and fear of crime; and mass media portrayals of violence. Papers on the causes of violence focus on the biological perspective, the sociopolitical perspective, the sociolegal perspective, and the social psychological perspective. Other topics related to violence causes are the relationship of alcohol and drugs to violence, and the impact of nutrition on violent behavior. The types of violence examined include sexual assault, violence in correctional institutions, violent female behavior, family violence, abuse of the elderly, homicide, suicide, terrorism, drunk driving, and child sexual abuse. Other topics covered are treatment of the violent juvenile offender, victims of violence, approaches to preventing and treating violence, treatment limits, public perceptions of violence, and emerging trends in addressing violence in correctional institutions and through police efforts. For individual papers, see NCJ 122438-84.
Main Term(s): Violence
Index Term(s): Canada; Violence causes; Violent crimes; Violent offenders
Note: Proceedings from a 1986 conference in Ottawa.
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