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  • Page extent: 838 pages
  • Size: 253 x 177 mm
  • Weight: 1.43 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521607858)

From a team of leading experts comes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary examination of the most current research including the complex issue of violence and violent behavior. The handbook examines a range of theoretical, policy, and research issues and provides a comprehensive overview of aggressive and violent behavior. The breadth of coverage is impressive, ranging from research on biological factors related to violence and behavior-genetics to research on terrrorism and the impact of violence in different cultures. The authors examine violence from international cross-cultural perspectives, with chapters that examine both quantitative and qualitative research. They also look at violence at multiple levels: individual, family, neighborhood, cultural, and across multiple perspectives and systems, including treatment, justice, education, and public health.

• Impressive breadth of coverage, including genetic research • Topics of violence and violence behavior covered from an international, cross-cultural perspective • Examines violence at muliple levels - individual, family, neighbourhood, cultural and across multiple perspectives -justice, education, public health


Introduction; Part I. General Perspectives: 1. Understanding violence; 2. Origins of violent behavior over the life span; 3. A review of research on the taxonomy of life-course persistent versus adolescence-limited antisocial behavior; Part II. Biological Bases of Violence: 4. Behavior-genetics of criminality and aggression; 5. The genetics of aggression in mice; 6. The psychophysiology of aggression: autonomic, electrocortical, and neuro-imaging findings; 7. Biosocial bases of violence; 8. Neurobiology of impulsive aggression: focus on serotonin and the orbitofrontal cortex; 9. The neuropsychology of violence; 10. The interaction of nature and nurture in antisocial behavior; Part III. Individual Factors and Violence: 11. Relational aggression and gender: an overview; 12. Personality dispositions and the development of violence and conduct problems; 13. Personality and violence: the unifying role of structural models of personality; 14. Exposure to violence, mental health and violent behavior; 15. Social-cognitive processes in the development of antisocial and violent behavior; 16. Self-control theory and criminal violence; Part IV. Interpersonal Factors and Violent Behavior: 17. Peers and violence: a two sided developmental perspective; 18. Youth gangs and violent behavior; 19. Family violence; 20. Youth violence across ethnic and national groups: comparisons of rates and developmental processes; 21. Adolescent dating abuse perpetration: a review of findings, methodological limitations, and suggestions for future research; 22. Social networks and violent behavior; 23. Public health and violence: moving forward in a global context; 24. Cross-national research on violent victimization; 25. Violent juvenile delinquency: changes, consequences, and implications; 26. Strain theory and violent behavior; Part V. Contextual Factors and Violent Behavior: 27. School violence; 28. Why observing violence increases the risk of violent behavior by the observer; 29. Violence and culture in the United States; 30. Terrorism as a form of violence; 31. Therapeutic treatment approaches to violent behavior; 32. Psychopharmacology of violence; 33. Social learning and violent behavior; 34. Substance use and violent behavior; 35. Poverty/ socioeconomic status and exposure to violence in the lives of children and adolescents; 36. Social contagion of violence; Part VI. Methods for Studying Violent Behavior: 37. Studying aggression with structural equation modeling; 38. Overview of a semi-parametric, group based approach for analyzing trajectories of development; 39. Relocating violence: practice and power in an emerging field of qualitative research; Part VII. Looking Toward the Future: 40. Violent behavior and the science of prevention; 41. New directions in research on violence: bridging science, practice and policy.


Patrick H. Tolan, David P. Farrington, Terrie E. Moffitt, Soo Hyun Rhee, Irwin D. Waldman, Stephen Maxson, Andrew Canastar, Christopher J. Patrick, Edelyn Verona, Angela Scarpa, Adrian Raine, Royce Lee, Emil Coccaro, Jean R. Seguin, Patrick Sylvers, Scott O. Lilienfeld, Kenneth A. Dodge, Muchelle R. Sherrill, Nicki R. Crick, Jamie M. Ostrov, Yoshito Kawabata, Benajmin Lahey, Daniel Blonigen, Robert Krueger, Daniel Flannery, Mark Singer, Manfred van Dulmen, Jeff Kretschmar, Laura Belliston, George Pettit, Jacquelyn Mize, Michael Gottfredson, Frank Vitaro, Michael Boivin, Richard Tremblay, Scott Decker, Richard J. Gelles, Alexander T. Vazsonyi, Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo, Li Huang, Vangie A. Foshee, Rebecca Matthew, Dorothy Espelage, Stanley Wasserman, Mark S. Fleisher, Linda Dahlberg, Johan Van Wilsem, James C. Howell, Megan Q. Howell, Robert S. Agnew, Gary D. Gottfredson, Denise C. Gottfredson, L. Rowell Huesmann, Lucyana Kirwil, Mark Warr, Kevin J. Strom, Cynthia Irvin, Richard Heyman, Amy M. Smith Slep, Markus J. P. Kruesi, Gary Jensen, Jeff Kretschmar, Holly Foster, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Anne Martin, Jeffrey Fagan, Deanna Wilkinson, Garth Davies, Noel Card, Todd Little, Daniel Nagin, Bowen Paulle, Albert Farrell, Monique Vulin-Reynolds

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