Understanding and Preventing Violence, Volume 4: Consequences and Control

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National Academies Press, Jan 15, 1994 - Law - 332 pages
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This book analyzes the consequences of violence and strategies for controlling them. Included are reviews of public perceptions and reactions to violence; estimates of the costs; the commonalities and complementarities of criminal justice and public health responses; efforts to reduce violence through the prediction and classification of violent offenders; and the relationships between trends in violence and prison population during a period of greatly increased use of incarceration.
 

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Contents

Public Perceptions and Reactions to Violent Offending and Victimization
1
The Costs and Consequences of Violent Behavior in the United States
67
Criminal Justice and Public Health Perspectives on an Urgent National Problem
167
Predicting Violent Behavior and Classifying Violent Offenders
217
19651988
296
Index
389
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