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The Resource Understanding and preventing violence, Albert J. Reiss, Jr., and Jeffrey A. Roth, editors

Understanding and preventing violence, Albert J. Reiss, Jr., and Jeffrey A. Roth, editors

Label
Understanding and preventing violence
Title
Understanding and preventing violence
Statement of responsibility
Albert J. Reiss, Jr., and Jeffrey A. Roth, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Violence: directly or indirectly, we are its victims every day. For some people, that means locking doors and windows and turning on porch lights at night; for others, escape is more difficult. In their streets, neighborhoods, and even their homes, violence is a constant threat. The result: a diminished quality of life lived in fear." "Violence is everywhere. If we escape its touch ourselves, we are continually bombarded with violent acts and their consequences in the guise of entertainment - in books, movies, and television - or in the daily news." "Yet the news media cover only the most sensational crimes, the tip of the massive iceberg of violent crime in America. This coverage, which in some cities includes record-setting garish yearly body counts, tells us - and the rest of the world - that American society is exceedingly dangerous." "But how violent are we? How do we measure violence in America, and how many violent crimes, in families and otherwise, go unreported? Are we becoming more violent? What can we do to find the answers to these and countless other questions?" "Violence has been the subject of a considerable amount of research, but often in unconnected areas or in response to specific violent events, such as assassinations or riots. In Understanding and Preventing Violence, a panel of experts assimilate the diverse research on the patterns and characteristics of violent behavior in the United States, including behaviors that have only recently been recognized as crimes - such as incest and spousal and elder abuse - and search for explanations and ways of altering these patterns and trends. The book describes what we know about certain types of violence, details insights into risk factors for violence in individuals and situations, and recommends new research efforts with short- and long-term payoffs." "Recognizing that our understanding of the causes of violence is limited and that there is a shortage of effective preventive actions, the authors emphasize what we do know - for example, that the potential for violence varies from city to city, street to street, and situation to situation; that not everyone exposed to the social and psychological pressures that can lead to violent behavior actually becomes violent; and that the almost 300 percent increase in the average time spent in prison by offenders has not produced a significant decrease in violent crime. The authors also propose some answers - such as several promising preventive strategies for reducing firearm-related violence that rely on existing laws." "Understanding and Preventing Violence will be a key tool in helping our society better focus its efforts in the struggle to find solutions to this tragic, painful aspect of human life."--Jacket
Additional physical form
Also available via the World Wide Web.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN90.V5
LC item number
U53 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
HM 291 U55 1993
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Reiss, Albert J
  • Roth, Jeffrey A.
  • Miczek, Klaus A
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Violent crimes
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Crimes violents
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Violent crimes
  • United States
  • Gewalttätigkeit
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • USA
  • Violence
  • Crime
Label
Understanding and preventing violence, Albert J. Reiss, Jr., and Jeffrey A. Roth, editors
Link
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/4420.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Vol. 2 edited by Albert J. Reiss, Jr., Klaus A. Miczek, and Jeffrey A. Roth
  • "Panel on the Understanding and Control of Violent Behavior, Committee on Law and Justice, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[1] [without special title] -- v. 2. Biobehavioral influences -- v. 3. Social influences -- v. 4. Consequences and control
Control code
ocm26632408
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
4 volumes
Isbn
9780309046497
Lccn
92032137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26632408
  • (OCoLC)26632408
Label
Understanding and preventing violence, Albert J. Reiss, Jr., and Jeffrey A. Roth, editors
Link
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/4420.html
Publication
Note
  • Vol. 2 edited by Albert J. Reiss, Jr., Klaus A. Miczek, and Jeffrey A. Roth
  • "Panel on the Understanding and Control of Violent Behavior, Committee on Law and Justice, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[1] [without special title] -- v. 2. Biobehavioral influences -- v. 3. Social influences -- v. 4. Consequences and control
Control code
ocm26632408
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
4 volumes
Isbn
9780309046497
Lccn
92032137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26632408
  • (OCoLC)26632408

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