First published in 1985, this book is designed to help professionals in caring professions understand and deal with the problem of violent behaviour. It explains how theoretical ideas may be translated into practical strategies for the reduction or elimination of violence. It also highlights the issues and problems involved in the evaluation of intervention strategies aimed at dealing with aggressive behaviour.
Although the book is based firmly on scientific research, the emphasis is on the practical problem of dealing with violence. As such it will be of interest to those studying social care and social work, but also those whose professional duties bring them face to face with violent behaviour.
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The Historical Context 2. The Present Problem 3. The Biological Perspective 4. The Social/Anthropological Perspective 5. The Psychological Perspective 6. Towards an Integration of Different Perspectives 7. Strategies for Reducing Violence 8. Obtaining Information 9. Approaches to Intervention 10. Evaluation of Information 11. Evaluating Research into Violence 12. Towards a less Violent Future; References; Index