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NCJ Number: 149323 Find in a Library
Title: Understanding and Preventing Violence, Volume 3, Social Influences
Corporate Author: National Research Council
United States of America
Editor(s): A J Reiss Jr; J A Roth
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 591
Sponsoring Agency: National Academies Press
Washington, DC 20001
National Research Council
Washington, DC 20001
Publication Number: ISBN 0-309-05080-4
Sale Source: National Academies Press
500 Fifth Street, N.W.
Keck 360
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Current knowledge about interpersonal violence in the United States is reviewed in the third volume of a four- volume series; the third volume looks at social influences on violent events and behavior.
Abstract: Particular attention is paid to how risks of violent criminal offending and victimization are influenced by communities, social situations, and individuals; the role of spouses and intimates in violence; differences in violence levels between males and females; and the link between drugs and violent events. The first paper advocates merging a community-level approach to violence prevention with more traditional concerns regarding individual and situational factors. Individual and situational contexts are used to explain both victimization by violence and criminal careers in violent offending. The second paper considers marital violence in the contexts of interpersonal violence and family relations, while the third paper examines gender issues in interpersonal violence. The final paper discusses the role of alcohol, drugs, and aggression in violence. References, notes, and tables
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Aggression; Domestic assault prevention; Drug abuse; Drug Related Crime; Female victims; Gender issues; Interpersonal relations; Male female offender comparisons; Male female victim comparisons; Social conditions; Victims of violent crime; Violence causes; Violence prevention; Violent offenders
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