1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Violence Studies

    514 Pages
    by Routledge

    514 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Violence is a serious public health problem. The number of violent deaths tells only part of the story, and many more survive violence and are left with permanent physical and emotional scars. Violence also erodes communities by reducing productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services.

    In recent years, scholars have broadened their definitions of violence beyond the realm of interpersonal harms such as murder, armed robbery, and male-to-female physical and sexual assaults in intimate relationships, to include behaviors often ignored by the criminal justice system, such as human rights violations, racism, psychological abuse, state terrorism, environmental violations, and war. Guided by this broader definition of violence, this handbook offers state of the art research in the field and brings together international experts to discuss empirical, theoretical, and policy issues.

    Part 1: Gathering and Analyzing Violence Data  1. Crime Victimization Survey Research  2. Mixed Methods in the Study of Violence  3. Using Crime Surveys as Tools of Critical Insight and Progressive Change  4. Historical Methods  5. Enhancing the Quality of Research on Understudied Populations  6. The Caring Adult Role: Avoiding Exploitation in Youth Violence Ethnographies  Part 2: New Ways of Thinking Theoretically About Violence  7. Thinking Theoretically About Image-Based Sexual Abuse: The Contribution of Male Peer Support Theory  8. What’s Place Got to Do with It? Explaining Violence in a Rural Context  9. Theoretical Perspectives on Environmental Violence  10. Gender, Violence, and Multiple Oppressions  11. The Material Reality of State Violence: The Case of Police Militarization  12. Theorising "War"  13. Masculinities and School Shootings  14. Feminist Perspectives on State Crimes Against Women  15. Toward an Ecological Model of Violence Among African Americans  Part 3: Select Topics in Violence Studies  16. Hate Crime as Cultural Violence  17. Adult Pornography and Violence Against Women  18. Urban Industrial Contamination and Environmental Justice  19. Technology-facilitated Coercive Control  20. Child Sexual Abuse  21. The Impact of Exposure to Domestic Violence on Children and Youth: Considering Strategies for Intervention and Cultivating Resilience  22. LGBTQ Partner Violence  23. Campus Sexual Assault  24. An Alternative View of Animal Abuse: Violence Against the Environment and All Its Creatures  25. Ecocide: Violence Against the Planet  26. Gang Violence  27. Male Hunting Subcultures and Violence Against Women  28. Genocide  29. Violence and Indigenous Communities  30. Research on Human Trafficking: Victim Characteristics, Consequences, Service Needs, and Future Research Directions  31. Girls, Gangs, Violence, and Justice: An Overview  32. Clergy-perpetuated Child Sexual Abuse  33. Male Violence Against Women  34. Key Issues in the Rape and Sexual Assault of Adult Women  Part 4: New Policy Directions  35. Hope and Healing through Arts Behind Bars  36. Ending Abusive Endings: Curbing Separation/Divorce Violence Against Women  37. Resisting Rape Culture in Digital Society  38. What Can Be Done About State Crimes Against Women?: Some Suggestions for the Future 


    Walter S. DeKeseredy is Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director of the Research Center on Violence, and Professor of Sociology at West Virginia University, USA.

    Callie Marie Rennison is a Professor at the School of Public Affairs (SPA), University of Colorado Denver, USA.

    Amanda K. Hall-Sanchez is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Fairmont State University, USA.

    'A comprehensive, yet accessible volume, this handbook is an excellent resource for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of long-standing and emergent issues of violence. It is an outstanding contribution to criminology: it synthesizes and extends theoretical, methodological, and policy approaches to violence by featuring a range of analyses that illuminate how interlocking inequalities inform violence in complicated ways. In doing so, the collection demonstrates how a critically informed criminology is an important—and arguably essential—partner in addressing complex and pressing public health concerns.'

    Kathryn Henne, Canada Research Chair in Biogovernance, Law and Society, University of Waterloo, Canada, and Associate Professor of Regulation and Governance, The Australian National University, Australia