Violence in Context: Current Evidence on Risk, Protection, and Prevention by Todd I. Herrenkohl

Violence in Context: Current Evidence on Risk, Protection, and Prevention

EditorTodd I. Herrenkohl, Eugene Aisenberg, James Herbert Williams

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Public and academic interest in youth and community violence has grown with school shootings, horrific cases of child abuse, and reports of domestic abuse becoming regular news features. Research on interpersonal violence has had a corresponding progression, but there is a tendency byresearchers to examine these issues at the individual level, rather than considering the micro- and macro-level causes, correlates, and outcomes for those affected directly and indirectly by violence.Edited by four leading violence researchers, Violence in Context takes the more systemic view, offering a critical appraisal of research and theory that focuses on violence in youth, families, and communities. Authors investigate the ways in which violence is defined and understood, how risk andprotective factors promote and inhibit violence in the groups most responsible for the socialization of youth, and how violence and related behaviors differ by gender, race, and ethnicity. A rich analysis of the field familiarizes readers with some of the most compelling approaches to violenceprevention, including interventions that begin at infancy with families at risk. Every chapter examines the latest research on violence prevention, with a goal of moving towards the multi-system, integrated intervention models and approaches that will incorporate the social context of violenceacross settings and population subgroups.The result is a valuable interdisciplinary book for scholars, practitioners, and students that provides a comprehensive overview of published studies, limitations of research findings, and a thoughtful discussion of the ways in which future research can build on what is currently known about thecauses, consequences, and prevention of violence in different settings.

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Todd I. Herrenkohl, PhD, is Associate Professor at School of Social Work at the University of Washington. Eugene Aisenberg, PhD, is Associate Professor at School of Social Work at the University of Washington. James Herbert Williams, PhD, is Dean and Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Jeffrey ...

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Title:Violence in Context: Current Evidence on Risk, Protection, and PreventionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:November 12, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section 1: Definitions and Measurement of Interpersonal Violence across Settings1. Todd I. Herrenkohl, Eugene Aisenberg, James Herbert Williams, and Jeffrey M. Jenson: The Context of Violence2. Eugene Aisenberg, Amelia Gavin, Gita Mehrotra, and Jennifer Bowman: Defining ViolenceSection 2: Risk and Protective Factors for Youth Violence: Variations by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender3. James Herbert Williams, Charlotte Lyn Bright, and Granger Petersen: Race and Ethnic Differences in Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Youth Violence4. Charlotte Lyn Bright, James Herbert Williams, and Granger Petersen: Gender Differences in Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Youth ViolenceSection 3: The Context of Family Violence and Co-Occurring Risks for Children: Implications for Prevention5. Todd I. Herrenkohl: Family Violence and Co-Occurring Risk Factors for Children Exposed to Violence6. Todd I. Herrenkohl: Resilience and Protection from Violence Exposure in Children: Implications for Prevention and Intervention Programs with Vulnerable PopulationsSection 4: Preventing Youth Violence in Family, School, and Community Contexts: Implications for Integrated Programs and Policy Development7. Jeffrey M. Jenson: Advances and Challenges in the Prevention of Youth Violence8. Jeffrey M. Jenson, Anne Powell, and Shandra Forrest-Bank: Effective Violence Prevention Approaches in School, Family, and Community SettingsSection 5: Future Considerations for the Study and Prevention of Violence9. Eugene Aisenberg, Gita Mehrotra, Amelia Gavin, and Jennifer Bowman: Culture, Intersectionality, and Interrelatedness of Forms of Violence: Considerations in the Study of Violence and Violence Prevention10. Todd I. Herrenkohl, Eugene Aisenberg, James Herbert Williams, and Jeffrey M. Jenson: Lessons and Challenges in the Study and Prevention of Violence