1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Violence Studies

ISBN 9781138283442
Published November 14, 2018 by Routledge
492 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Gathering and Analyzing Violence Data

1. Crime Victimization Survey Research

Callie Marie Rennison and Martin D. Schwartz

2. Mixed Methods in the Study of Violence

Kai M. Thaler

3. Using Crime Surveys as Tools of Critical Insight and Progressive Change

Walter S. DeKeseredy

4. Historical Methods

Barry S. Godfrey

5. Enhancing the Quality of Research on Understudied Populations

Rebecca Pfeffer et al.

6. The Caring Adult Role: Avoiding Exploitation in Youth Violence Ethnographies

Katherine Irwin

Part 2: New Ways of Thinking Theoretically About Violence

7. Thinking Theoretically About Image-Based Sexual Abuse: The Contribution of Male Peer Support Theory

Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz

8. What’s Place Got to Do with It? Explaining Violence in a Rural Context

Joseph F. Donnermeyer

9. Theoretical Perspectives on Environmental Violence

Rob White

10. Gender, Violence, and Multiple Oppressions

Katherine Irwin and Lisa Pasko

11. The Material Reality of State Violence: The Case of Police Militarization

Peter B. Kraska and Shannon Williams

12. Theorising "War"

Sandra Walklate and Ross McGarry,

13. Masculinities and School Shootings

Cliff Leek and Mariah Lewis-Elliot

14. Feminist Perspectives on State Crimes Against Women

Victoria E. Collins

15. Toward an Ecological Model of Violence Among African Americans

Carolyn M. West

Part 3: Select Topics in Violence Studies

16. Hate Crime as Cultural Violence

Lee Thorpe Jr., Andrea DeKeseredy, and James J. Nolan

17. Adult Pornography and Violence Against Women

Walter S. DeKeseredy

18. Urban Industrial Contamination and Environmental Justice

Daniel Renfrew

19. Technology-facilitated Coercive Control

Molly Dragiewicz et al.

20. Child Sexual Abuse

Michael Salter

21. The Impact of Exposure to Domestic Violence on Children and Youth: Considering Strategies for Intervention and Cultivating Resilience

Angelique Jenney and Ramona Alaggia

22. LGBTQ Partner Violence

Adam M. Messinger and Jennifer Roark

23. Campus Sexual Assault

Kevin M. Swartout and William F. Flack Jr.

24. An Alternative View of Animal Abuse: Violence Against the Environment and All Its Creatures

Paul B. Stretesky and Bonnie Berry

25. Ecocide: Violence Against the Planet

Rob White and Olivia Hasler

26. Gang Violence

Timothy R. Lauger

27. Male Hunting Subcultures and Violence Against Women

Amanda K. Hall-Sanchez

28. Genocide

Christopher W. Mullins

29. Violence and Indigenous Communities

Chris Cunneen and Juan Tauri

30. Research on Human Trafficking: Victim Characteristics, Consequences, Service Needs, and Future Research Directions

Emily I. Troshynski and Alexa Bejinariu

31. Girls, Gangs, Violence, and Justice: An Overview

Lisa Pasko and Meda Chesney-Lind

32. Clergy-perpetuated Child Sexual Abuse

Jodi Death

33. Male Violence Against Women

Shana L. Maier and Raquel Kennedy Bergen

34. Key Issues in the Rape and Sexual Assault of Adult Women

Walter S. DeKeseredy and Callie Marie Rennison

Part 4: New Policy Directions

35. Hope and Healing through Arts Behind Bars

Jill Leslie Rosenbaum

36. Ending Abusive Endings: Curbing Separation/Divorce Violence Against Women

Walter S. DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz, and Martin D. Schwartz

37. Resisting Rape Culture in Digital Society

Anastasia Powell and Lisa Sugiura

38. What Can Be Done About State Crimes Against Women?: Some Suggestions for the Future

Victoria E. Collins and Anne M. Mahar

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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