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Confronting violence : answering questions about the epidemic destroying america's homes and communities / George A. Gellert ; forewords by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Frank Keating.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780875531960
  • ISBN: 0875531962
  • Description: xxx, 439 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 3rd ed.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : American Public Health Association Press, c2010.

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  • 2 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
  • 1 copy at Middlesex Community College.

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Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Middlesex - Bedford Campus Stacks HN90.V5 G44 2010 (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: 1. Determinants of violence: is America more violent than other societies? Scope of the U.S. violence problem -- A risk factor framework for understanding violence -- Contributors to American violence and its recent decline -- A world leader in violence -- A love-hate relationship -- Shocking but not surprising -- 2. Physical and emotional abuse of children. What is child abuse? -- Are there different kinds of child abuse? -- What is emotional child abuse? -- What is shaken baby syndrome? -- When was child abuse recognized? -- How common is child abuse? -- What are the signs that a child is being abused? -- What are the long-term consequences of child abuse? -- Does abuse kill children? -- Who perpetrates child abuse? -- Which children are abused? -- Are only young children abused? -- In what situations and why do people abuse children? -- Is child abuse falsely alleged or misdiagnosed? -- How can child abuse be prevented? -- What do I do if I learn that my child is being abused? -- What do I do if my spouse is abusing my child? -- What do I do if I am abusing my child? -- What do I do if I am a victim of abuse? -- What happens after child abuse is disclosed? -- Where can I get more information and help? -- 3. Sexual abuse of children. What is child sexual abuse? -- What is incest? -- What is pedophilia? -- What is not child sexual abuse? -- How common is the sexual abuse of children? -- What are the signs that a child is being sexually abused? -- Does child sexual abuse have serious consequences? -- Can a child get HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases from sexual abuse? -- Who usually abuses a child sexually and why? -- Which child can be a victim of sexual abuse? -- In what situations do child sexual abuse and incest occur? -- What do I do if I learn that my child has been sexually abused? -- What happens after I report that my child has been sexually abused? -- Can child sexual abuse be prevented by society? -- How can I prevent my own child from being sexually abused? -- What methods do child sexual abusers use to lure children? -- Is the internet used to victimize children? -- What do I do if I am sexually abusing or sexually attracted to a child? -- What do I do if I am a victim of sexual abuse -- What happens to abusers who are caught? -- Can child sexual abusers be treated? -- Does child pornography contribute to child sexual abuse? -- Where can I get more information and help? --
4. Youth and school violence. What are youth and school violence? -- How common are youth and school violence? -- Do youth and school violence inflict serious injury? -- Who is involved in youth and school violence? -- In what situations do youth and school violence occur? -- Are guns used in youth violence? -- What contributes to youth and school violence? -- Are there warning signs that your child may become involved in violence? -- Can youth violence be prevented or controlled? -- What can I do to raise nonviolent children? -- How can I help my child avoid becoming a victim of violence? -- Where can I get more information and help? -- 5. Bullying: not just kids' stuff. What is bullying? -- What is workplace bullying? -- How common is bullying? -- How do I know if my child is being bullied? -- Is bullying a serious problem? -- Who is a bully? -- Who gets bullied? -- Are only boys bullies or bullied? -- Where does bullying occur? -- Why do children bully? -- What is electronic aggression or cyber-bullying? -- How common is electronic aggression? -- Who is involved in electronic aggression? -- What can be done to stop and prevent bullying? -- Where can I get more information and help? -- 6. Spouse abuse, domestic violence, and intimate partner violence. What is domestic violence or violence between intimate partners? -- What is spouse abuse? -- How common are domestic or intimate partner violence and spouse abuse? -- What are the signs of domestic violence? -- Can intimate partner violence have potentially serious effects? -- Who violently victimizes women? -- Who abuses their spouse or intimate partner? -- What kind of woman is abused by an intimate partner? -- Can men be battered? -- In what situations is abuse of a spouse or an intimate partner likely to occur? -- Are guns involved in domestic violence? -- How common is stalking? -- What is electronic aggression or cyber-stalking? -- Why does domestic violence persist? -- Isn't domestic violence against the law? -- How can society prevent violence against intimate partners and spouses? -- What can I do if a family member or friend is being abused? -- What should I do if I am an abused spouse or intimate partner? -- What can I do to stop abusing my spouse or intimate partner? -- Where can I get more information and help? -- 7. Rape and sexual assault of adults. What is sexual violence? -- What is rape? -- How common are rape and sexual assault? -- What are the consequences of rape and sexual assault? -- Who is a rapist or sex offender? -- Who gets raped or sexually assaulted? -- Can men be raped? -- In what situations do rape and sexual assault occur? -- Why do men rape? -- Can a man rape his wife? -- Are alcohol and drugs associated with rape? -- What is date rape? -- How can I protect myself from drug-facilitated rape? -- How can I tell if I have been drugged and raped? -- What should I do if I think I have been drugged and raped? -- What can I do to prevent being raped or sexually assaulted? -- What should I do when I am sexually assaulted? -- What should I do after I have been raped? -- What do I do if I feel the urge to rape? -- What is sexual harassment and how can I prevent it? -- Where can I get more information and help? --
8. Elder abuse and violence against the elderly. What is elder abuse? -- How frequently are the elderly victimized by violence? -- How common is elder abuse? -- What is the difference between elder abuse and other forms of violence committed against the elderly? -- What are the signs of elder abuse? -- Can elder abuse cause serious injury or kill? -- Who abuses the elderly? -- Who is a typical victim of elder abuse? -- In what situations does elder abuse occur? -- Why does elder abuse occur? -- Are there laws against elder abuse? -- How can I reduce my risk of becoming a victim of elder abuse? -- How can elder abuse be prevented? -- What should I do if I know that an elder is being abused or if I am a victim of elder abuse? -- What can I do if I am abusing an elderly person? -- Where can I get more information and help? -- 9. Murder and homicide: ever more random. What is homicide? -- What is murder? -- What is serial murder? -- What is manslaughter? -- How common is murder? -- Who is most likely to commit murder? -- Who is most likely to be a murder victim? -- In what situations is murder most likely to occur? -- How are murders committed? -- How much murder occurs in families? -- Who commits murder in families and who is killed? -- How can homicide be prevented? -- Where can I get more information and help? -- 10. Violence and strangers. What is stranger violence? -- How common is stranger violence? -- Does stranger violence cause serious injury to victims? -- What do we know about the strangers who commit violence? -- Who is a victim of stranger violence? -- In what situations does stranger violence occur? -- Are weapons commonly used in stranger violence? -- What are bias and hate crimes? -- How can I prevent myself from becoming a victim of stranger violence? -- Increasing your personal security -- Recommendations for security at your workplace -- Increasing security at your home -- Recommendations for security in your car -- Where can I get more information and help? -- 11. Guns: do they increase or defend against violence? How common are guns in America? -- How frequently are guns associated with violent acts? -- To what extent are guns involved in unintended injuries? -- Who is most likely to be victimized by gun violence and in what situations? -- Which guns are used for violence? -- Why are there so many guns in America? -- Are there nations more armed than America but less violent? -- What is the controversy about gun control and the infringement of a constitutional right? -- Do gun control policies and laws work? -- How can I protect my family from gunshot injuries? -- How can I be a more responsible and careful gun owner? -- Where can I get more information and help? -- 12. Violence to oneself: suicide. What are suicides, suicide attempts, and suicide survivors? -- How common is suicide? -- Who commits suicide? -- How is suicide committed? -- What causes or precipitates suicide? -- What are the warning signs for suicide? -- Can suicide be prevented? -- What do I do if I think someone I know may be suicidal? -- What do I do if I feel suicidal? -- How do I cope with the loss of a loved one to suicide? -- Where can I get more information and help? -- 13. Epilogue: social change and the future of violence prevention. A diverse life cycle of strategies for violence prevention -- Public health prevention versus criminal justice response: a complementary dichotomy -- Engagement and leadership at all levels, across all sectors -- Violence as an American "dis-ease" -- Appendices. 1. State crime victim compensation and assistance programs -- 2. References and suggestions for further reading.

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