Violence in America: A Public Health Approach

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorMark L. Rosenberg, Mary Ann Fenley

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Injury is the leading cause of years of potential life lost in the United States, and one third of all fatal injuries are a result of intentional injuries or violence. Today, public health officials have identified violence as comparable in importance and impact to such previous epidemics assmallpox, tuberculosis, and syphilis. This volume offers a landmark assessment of the problem of violence from a public health perspective. Its aims is both to describe what is known about violence in our society, and to lead the way towards involving health professionals in both analysis andaction. The authors, all internationally known experts in their fields, examine child, spouse, and elder abuse; sexual assault and rape; suicide; assaultive violence; and homicide. To each topic they bring an analysis of key issues in epidemiology, causal and risk factors, outcomes, andinterventions. This timely work will be a valuable resource for public health professionals, criminologists, sociologists, social workers, educators, and all those concerned with violence in our communities.

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Injury is the leading cause of years of potential life lost in the United States, and one third of all fatal injuries are a result of intentional injuries or violence. Today, public health officials have identified violence as comparable in importance and impact to such previous epidemics assmallpox, tuberculosis, and syphilis. This vo...

Mark L. Rosenberg is at Center for Disease Control.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 6.38 × 9.57 × 0.87 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Mark Rosenberg: Introduction2. Mark Rosenberg and James Mercy: Assaultive Violence3. Eli Newberger: Child Abuse4. David Finkelhor: Child Sexual Abuse5. Judith Von, et al.: Rape and Sexual Assault6. Evan Stark and Anne Flitcraft: Spouse Abuse7. Karl Pillemer and Susan Frankel: Violence Against the Elderly8. Patrick O'Carrol, Mark Rosenberg, and James Mercy: Suicide

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"Excellent text!!"--R.F. Hamman, UCHSC School of Medicine