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.
Foreword -- Introduction: How Should This Book Be Used? -- Is America More Violent Than Other Societies? -- Physical and Emotional Abuse of Children -- Sexual Abuse of Children -- School and Youth Violence -- Bullying—Not Just Kids’ Stuff -- Spouse Abuse and Domestic and Intimate Violence Against Women -- Rape and Sexual Assault of Adults -- Elder Abuse and Violence Against The Elderly -- Murder and Homicide—Ever More Random -- Violence and Strangers -- Guns—Do They Increase or Defend Against Violence? -- Violence to Oneself—Suicide -- Epilogue—The Future of Violence Prevention -- Appendix