Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention: Epidemiology, Evidence, and Policy

Hardcover | December 8, 2014

EditorPeter D. Donnelly, Catherine L. Ward

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Violence has always been, and is to this day, a primary cause of tension and suffering the world over. More than half a million people are murdered each year around the world, making homicide the leading cause of death among people aged 15-44. The Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention bringstogether an international team of experts to provide an extensive global account of the mortality and morbidity burden caused by violence. It does this by examining the causes of violence, and what can be done to prevent and reduce violence.Divided into six sections, the textbook analyses how a public health approach can help to prevent violence. This multidisciplinary book tackles interpersonal violence in all its forms. Early chapters describe epidemiology and consequences, followed by chapters that present the current state of theevidence in interventions. Policies for violence reduction are discussed, and finally recommendations are made for researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers. The Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention is an essential resource for anyone involved in seeking to reduce the role of violence inmodern society.

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Violence has always been, and is to this day, a primary cause of tension and suffering the world over. More than half a million people are murdered each year around the world, making homicide the leading cause of death among people aged 15-44. The Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention bringstogether an international team of experts to...

Peter Donnelly joined the University of St Andrews as Professor of Public Health Medicine in 2008. His research focuses on violence reduction and the evaluating gang member rehabilitation initiative in Glasgow, conducting pilot studies of technology aimed at reducing alcohol related violence, and exploring sports event related domestic...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.1 inPublished:December 8, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section 1: An introduction to the study of violence as a public health issue1. Peter D. Donnelly and Catherine L. Ward: Interpersonal violence and its importance as a global public health issueSection 2: The descriptive epidemiology of violence2. Richard Matzopoulos, Kavi Bhalla, and James Harrison: Homicide3. Melissa T. Merrick, Beverly L. Fortson, and James A. Mercy: The epidemiology of child maltreatment4. Catherine L. Ward: Youth violence5. Richard E. Tremblay: Developmental origins of physical aggression6. Heidi Stockl, Karen Devries, and Charlotte Watts: The epidemiology of intimate partner violence7. Naeemah Abrahams, Karen Devries, Charlotte Watts, Christina Pallitto, Max Petzold, Simukai Shamu, and Claudia Garcia-Moreno: Prevalence of non-partner sexual violence: a review of global data8. Francesco Mitis and Dinesh Sethi: Male on male violence9. Bridget Penhale and Isabel Iborra: The epidemiology of elder abuse10. Jorja Leap: Beyond convention: anthropology, drugs, and violence11. Vania Ceccato: The geographic, socio-economic and cultural determinants of violenceSection 3: The consequences of violence12. Megan Prinsloo, Debbie Bradshaw, and Ian Neethling: The consequences of violence: assessing the health burden of violence13. Sue Hawkridge, Astrid Berg, and Soraya Seedat: The consequences of violence: mental health issues14. Robin S. Engel and Jeffrey E. Clutter: Violence, police, and criminal justice Systems15. Phaedra Corso and Nathanial Taylor: The economic costs of violence16. Ross Deuchar: Violence and the education systemSection 4: Evidence-informed programmes to reduce violence17. Damien J. Williams, Anna J. Gavine, Catherine L. Ward, and Peter D. Donnelly: What is evidence in violence prevention?18. Jane Barlow: Preventing child maltreatment and youth violence using parent training and home visiting programmes19. Andrew Dawes: Violence prevention through reduction of risks to child health and development in the years prior to school20. Abigail A. Fagan and Richard F. Catalano: Preventing violence through positive youth development programmes21. Dorothy L. Espelage: Social-emotional school-based prevention programmes and frameworks22. Scott W. Henggeler: Preventing youth violence through therapeutic interventions for high-risk youth23. Christine Goodall: Preventing violence through interventions in the health system24. Stephen Smallbone and Nadine McKillop: Evidence-informed approaches to preventing sexual violence and abuse25. Lori Heise: Preventing intimate partner violence26. Gene Feder and Lynnmarie Sardinha: Preventing intimate partner violence through advocacy and support programmes27. Michael Flood: Preventing male violence28. Liesbeth de Donder: Evidence-informed programmes to reduce violence: preventing elder abuse29. Erika Gebo, Ellen Foley, and Laurie Ross: Preventing gang violence30. John M. Hagedorn: Chicago, I do mind dying31. Christine Goodall: Preventing violence through interventions for substance abuse32. Jonathan Purtle, Theodore J. Corbin, Linda J. Rich, and John A. Rich: Hospitals as a locus for violence intervention33. Fergus G. Neville: Preventing violence through changing social norms34. Mohamed Seedat, Shahnaaz Suffla, and Catherine L. Ward: Community-engaged violence prevention: approaches and principlesSection 5: National and international policies to reduce violence35. Robin J. Kimbrough-Melton and Gary B. Melton: Child protection policy36. Margaret Shaw: International, national and local government policies to reduce youth violence37. Helene Combrinck: International policies to reduce and prevent gender-based violence38. Lillian Artz: National and international policies to reduce domestic violence39. Bridget Penhale: National and international policies to prevent elder abuse40. Guy Lamb: National and international policies to prevent and reduce armed violence41. Peter Anderson: Alcohol and violence42. Mark A. R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins, Tom Jacobson, and Brad Rowe: Violence and drug control policy43. Alison Morris Gehring and Peter D. Donnelly: How does policy transfer support the uptake of violence prevention policy?44. Alex Butchart and Chris Mikton: The history and role of international agencies in violence preventionSection 6: Challenges and priorities for researchers, practitioners and policy makers45. Alex Butchart, Chris Mikton, Catherine L. Ward, and Peter D. Donnelly: Challenges and priorities for practitioners and policy-makers46. Catherine L. Ward and Peter D. Donnelly: Challenges and priorities for researchers