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Perspectives on Violence
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Editors: Blucher, Frederick K.
Book Description:
Violence fascinates us. One cannot pick up a newspaper without finding countless articles about brutality; as the saying goes, “If it bleeds, it leads.” Overall crime rates, though, have shown a general reduction in recent years. Nonetheless, violence remains a perplexing problem. Anger management is a trendy topic, and an issue faced by many who lack the ability to control violent tendencies and emotions. Why do some commit heinous acts that most of us never let pass the stage of fleeting thoughts? Is violence a product of nature or nurture? What is the government’s role in legislating against violence? These and other like questions cry out for answers.
This new book focuses on violent crime and its causes in America, providing varied responses to the above questions. Along with an overview of the violence in the United States, this book provides a compilation of case and hypothetical studies on violence. From the influence of the media to the family environment, from suicidal thoughts to stalking, the selections presented here make for an indispensable resource in studying violence.

Table of Contents:
Preface; Violent Crime: An Overview (Suzanne Cavanagh and David Teasley); Interpersonal Violence: What We Know and Don’t Know (William W. Ellis); Suicidal Statements Made by Children Who Witness Family Violence: A Black and White Comparison (Ameda A. Manetta and Amy Pendergast, Winthrop University); Predictors of Attrition in a Treatment Program for Battering Men (Dana D. Dehart, Robert J. Kennerly, Leslie K. Burke and Diane R. Follingstad, University of South Carolina); Violence in Deaf and Hard of Hearing People: A Review of the Existing Literature and Relevant Case Histories (McCay Vernon, Springfield Hospital Center; and Katrina Miller, Lamar University); Comic Book Violence and Vengeance (Steven J. Kirsh and Paul V. Olczak, SUNY-Geneseo); Bullying amongst Female Prisoners: A Brief Review of Research (Jane L. Ireland); Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund: An Overview (David Teasley); Violence against Women Act: Reauthorization, Federal Funding and Recent Developments (Alsion Siskin); Violence against Women Act: History, Federal Funding and Reauthorizing Legislation (Alsion Siskin); Stalking: Recent Developments (Suzanne Cavanagh, David Teasley and Guenevere Knowles); Television Violence: An Overview of the Issue and Actions Taken; Index.

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2002
   ISBN: 1-59033-477-9
  
  
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