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NCJ Number: 170201 Find in a Library
Title: Confronting Violence: Answers to Questions About the Epidemic Destroying America's Homes and Communities
Author(s): G A Gellert
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 312
Sponsoring Agency: Westview Press, Inc
Boulder, CO 80301
Publication Number: ISBN-0-8133-9095-8
Sale Source: Westview Press, Inc
Marketing Director
5500 Central Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book provides an overview of the forms and extent of violence, violence causes, responses by systems and agencies, and actions for individuals and organizations to take; the volume is intended as a reference and guide for both the public and professionals in the criminal justice, health, and social service systems.
Abstract: The text uses a question and answer format to discuss the rates of violence in the United States in comparison with other countries, the physical and emotional abuse of children, child sexual abuse, school and youth violence, and bullying. Additional chapters focus on spouse abuse and intimate and domestic assault against women, rape and sexual assault of adults, and elder abuse and other violence against elderly persons. Further chapters discuss murder and homicide, violence committed by strangers, the relationship between guns and violence, suicide, and the future of violence prevention. The discussion presents varied viewpoints on controversies regarding violence and its control and offers advice for victims of violence, perpetrators of violence, and concerned citizens. The author is a physician and medical school professor who specializes in epidemiology and public health. Lists of resources related to each topic, appended lists of suggested readings related to each chapter, and index
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Crime control policies; Crime Control Programs; Personal Security/Self Protection; Violence causes; Violence prevention; Violent crime statistics
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