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The Cambridge handbook of violent behavior and aggression [electronic resource] / edited by Daniel J. Flannery, Alexander T. Vazsonyi, Irwin D. Waldman.



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Publication date:
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Book
  • xix, 817 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction-- Part I. General Perspectives: 1. Understanding violence-- 2. Origins of violent behavior over the life span-- 3. A review of research on the taxonomy of life-course persistent versus adolescence-limited antisocial behavior-- Part II. Biological Bases of Violence: 4. Behavior-genetics of criminality and aggression-- 5. The genetics of aggression in mice-- 6. The psychophysiology of aggression: autonomic, electrocortical, and neuro-imaging findings-- 7. Biosocial bases of violence-- 8. Neurobiology of impulsive aggression: focus on serotonin and the orbitofrontal cortex-- 9. The neuropsychology of violence-- 10. The interaction of nature and nurture in antisocial behavior-- Part III. Individual Factors and Violence: 11. Relational aggression and gender: an overview-- 12. Personality dispositions and the development of violence and conduct problems-- 13. Personality and violence: the unifying role of structural models of personality-- 14. Exposure to violence, mental health and violent behavior-- 15. Social-cognitive processes in the development of antisocial and violent behavior-- 16. Self-control theory and criminal violence-- Part IV. Interpersonal Factors and Violent Behavior: 17. Peers and violence: a two sided developmental perspective-- 18. Youth gangs and violent behavior-- 19. Family violence-- 20. Youth violence across ethnic and national groups: comparisons of rates and developmental processes-- 21. Adolescent dating abuse perpetration: a review of findings, methodological limitations, and suggestions for future research-- 22. Social networks and violent behavior-- 23. Public health and violence: moving forward in a global context-- 24. Cross-national research on violent victimization-- 25. Violent juvenile delinquency: changes, consequences, and implications-- 26. Strain theory and violent behavior-- Part V. Contextual Factors and Violent Behavior: 27. School violence-- 28. Why observing violence increases the risk of violent behavior by the observer-- 29. Violence and culture in the United States-- 30. Terrorism as a form of violence-- 31. Therapeutic treatment approaches to violent behavior-- 32. Psychopharmacology of violence-- 33. Social learning and violent behavior-- 34. Substance use and violent behavior-- 35. Poverty/ socioeconomic status and exposure to violence in the lives of children and adolescents-- 36. Social contagion of violence-- Part VI. Methods for Studying Violent Behavior: 37. Studying aggression with structural equation modeling-- 38. Overview of a semi-parametric, group based approach for analyzing trajectories of development-- 39. Relocating violence: practice and power in an emerging field of qualitative research-- Part VII. Looking Toward the Future: 40. Violent behavior and the science of prevention-- 41. New directions in research on violence: bridging science, practice and policy.
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Publisher's Summary:
From a team of leading experts comes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary examination of the most current research including the complex issue of violence and violent behavior. The handbook examines a range of theoretical, policy, and research issues and provides a comprehensive overview of aggressive and violent behavior. The breadth of coverage is impressive, ranging from research on biological factors related to violence and behavior-genetics to research on terrrorism and the impact of violence in different cultures. The authors examine violence from international cross-cultural perspectives, with chapters that examine both quantitative and qualitative research. They also look at violence at multiple levels: individual, family, neighborhood, cultural, and across multiple perspectives and systems, including treatment, justice, education, and public health.
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Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2009. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Flannery, Daniel J., 1962-
Vazsonyi, Alexander T., 1964-
Waldman, Irwin D.
ebrary, Inc.

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