This book is a definitive reference work and a call to action, written with a public health physician's eye for public safety and a scientist's evenhanded respect for evidence. It is intended for professionals who interact with or provide services to people affected by violence.
Table of Contents
1. Is America More Violent than Other Societies? 2. Physical and Emotional Abuse of Children 3. Sexual Abuse of Children 4. School and Youth Violence 5. Bullying — Not Just Kids' Stuff 6. Spouse Abuse and Domestic and Intimate Violence Against Women 7. Rape and Sexual Assault of Adults 8. Elder Abuse and Violence Against the Elderly 9. Murder and Homicide — Ever More Random 10. Violence and Strangers 11. Guns — Do they Increase or Defend Against Violence? 12. Violence to Oneself — Suicide 13. Epilogue — The Future of Violence Prevention