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245 00 Understanding and preventing violence /|cAlbert J. Reiss, 
       Jr., and Jeffrey A. Roth, editors. 
260    Washington, D.C. :|bNational Academy Press,|c1993-1994. 
300    4 volumes :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    Vol. 2 edited by Albert J. Reiss, Jr., Klaus A. Miczek, 
       and Jeffrey A. Roth. 
500    "Panel on the Understanding and Control of Violent 
       Behavior, Committee on Law and Justice, Commission on 
       Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National 
       Research Council." 
504    Includes bibliographical references and indexes. 
505 0  Pt. I. Violent Human Behavior. 1. The Diversity of Violent
       Human Behavior. 2. Patterns of Violence in American 
       Society -- Pt. II. Understanding Violence. 3. Perspectives
       on Violence. 4. Alcohol, Other Psychoactive Drugs, and 
       Violence. 5. Violence in Families. 6. Firearms and 
       Violence -- Pt. III. Harnessing Understanding to Improve 
       Control. 7. Expanding the Limits of Understanding and 
       Control. 8. Recommendations -- App. A The Development of 
       an Individual Potential for Violence -- App. B Measuring 
       and Counting Violent Crimes and Their Consequences --App. 
       C Panel Biographies. 
520    Violence: directly or indirectly, we are its victims every
       day. For some people, that means locking doors and windows
       and turning on porch lights at night; for others, escape 
       is more difficult. In their streets, neighborhoods, and 
       even their homes, violence is a constant threat. The 
       result: a diminished quality of life lived in fear. 
       Violence is everywhere. If we escape its touch ourselves, 
       we are continually bombarded with violent acts and their 
       consequences in the guise of entertainment - in books, 
       movies, and television - or in the daily news. Yet the 
       news media cover only the most sensational crimes, the tip
       of the massive iceberg of violent crime in America. This 
       coverage, which in some cities includes record-setting 
       garish yearly body counts, tells us - and the rest of the 
       world - that American society is exceedingly dangerous. 
       But how violent are we? How do we measure violence in 
       America, and how many violent crimes, in families and 
       otherwise, go unreported? Are we becoming more violent? 
       What can we do to find the answers to these and countless 
       other questions? Violence has been the subject of a 
       considerable amount of research, but often in unconnected 
       areas or in response to specific violent events, such as 
       assassinations or riots. In Understanding and Preventing 
       Violence, a panel of experts assimilate the diverse 
       research on the patterns and characteristics of violent 
       behavior in the United States, including behaviors that 
       have only recently been recognized as crimes - such as 
       incest and spousal and elder abuse - and search for 
       explanations and ways of altering these patterns and 
       trends. The book describes what we know about certain 
       types of violence, details insights into riskfactors for 
       violence in individuals and situations, and recommends new
       research efforts with short- and long-term payoffs. 
       Recognizing that our understanding of the causes of 
       violence is limited and that there is a shortage of 
       effective preventive actions, the authors emphasize what 
       we do know - for example, that the potential for violence 
       varies from city to city, street to street, and situation 
       to situation; that not everyone exposed to the social and 
       psychological pressures that can lead to violent behavior 
       actually becomes violent; and that the almost 300 percent 
       increase in the average time spent in prison by offenders 
       has not produced a significant decrease in violent crime. 
       The authors also propose some answers - such as several 
       promising preventive strategies for reducing firearm-
       related violence that rely on existing laws. Understanding
       and Preventing Violence will be a key tool in helping our 
       society better focus its efforts in the struggle to find 
       solutions to this tragic, painful aspect of human life. 
650  0 Violence|zUnited States.|0
650  0 Violence|zUnited States|xPrevention.|0
650  0 Violent crimes|zUnited States.|0
700 1  Reiss, Albert J.|0
700 1  Roth, Jeffrey A.,|d1945-|0
700 1  Miczek, Klaus A.|0
710 2  National Research Council (U.S.).|bPanel on the 
       Understanding and Control of Violent Behavior.|0http:// 
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