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The art and science dealing with the protection and improvement of community health, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts, as opposed to the medical science of preventing disease, or the study of disease in an individual body.
"Violence is now clearly recognized as a public health problem, but just 30 years ago the words “violence” and “health” were rarely used in the same sentence. Several important trends contributed to a growing recognition and acceptance that violence could be addressed from a public health perspective."
"Creating futures without violence has been our vision for over thirty years... From domestic and dating violence, to child abuse and sexual assault, Futures Without Violence works to end some of the most pressing global issues of our time."
"The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV) designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence."
This text explores family violence throughout the life course, with special attention to the social character and institutional causes of family violence. From child abuse and neglect to intimate partner violence and elder abuse, Hattery and Smith ask students to consider how social inequality, especially gender inequality, contributes to tensions and explosive tendencies in family settings, individual preventative measures and the justice of our current social structure. Unique coverage of same-sex couples and multicultural couples.
Rape As a Part of Domestic Violence by Katharine Tellis
Call Number: HV6561 .T44 2010
Publication Date: 2010-03-01
Tellis examines the situational context of intimate partner rapes reported to the police. Her study seeks to make sexual assault visible in domestic violence by using extant typologies to examine the control context and co-occurrence of physical and sexual assault in intimate partner rape.
Daemon in the sanctuary : the enigma of homespace violence by Wendy C. Hamblet
Call Number: BJ1459.5 .H357 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Understanding Parricide by Kathleen M. Heide
Call Number: HV6542 .H449 2013
Publication Date: 2012
The most comprehensive book available about juvenile and adult sons and daughters who kill their parents. Dr. Heide moves far behind the statistical correlates of parricide by synthesizing the professional literature on parricide in general, matricide, patricide,double parricides, and familicides. Includes in-depth discussion of issues related to prosecuting and defending parricide offenders. The book is enriched with its focus on clinical assessment, case studies, and follow-up of parricide offenders, as well as treatment, risk assessment, and prevention.