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1st Edition

Reducing Interpersonal Violence
A Psychological Perspective

ISBN 9781138632509
Published July 31, 2018 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

There are many types of interpersonal violence that can lead to short- and long-term physical and psychological effects on those involved. Reducing Interpersonal Violence reflects on the World Health Organization’s stance that interpersonal violence is a public health problem and considers what steps can realistically be taken towards its reduction.

Clive Hollin examines interpersonal violence across a range of settings, from bullying at school and in the workplace, smacking children and partner violence in the home, to sexual and other forms of criminal violence in the community. This book summarises the research on evidence-based strategies to reduce violence and shows that reducing interpersonal violence can have a positive effect on people’s wellbeing and may save a great deal of public expenditure.

This book is an invaluable resource for students and researchers in the fields of psychology, criminology, law, and police studies, as well as professionals such as probation staff and forensic psychologists.

Table of Contents

1. Reducing Interpersonal Violence

2. Reducing "Everyday Violence"

3. Reducing Violence at Home

4. Reducing Criminal Violence

5. Reducing Sexual Violence

6. Could We Do Better?

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Clive R. Hollin is Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester. He has written and edited over 20 books, and over 300 academic papers and book chapters, relating to psychology and crime. He edited the journal Psychology, Crime, & Law from 1992 to 2012. He has worked at three universities, for two governments departments (Home Office and Department of Health), and in prisons, special hospitals, and regional secure units. In 1998 Clive was presented with the British Psychological Society, Division of Criminological and Legal Psychology, Senior Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Legal, Criminological and Forensic Psychology.