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Violence in Context: Current Evidence on Risk, Protection, and Prevention

Todd I. Herrenkohl, Eugene Aisenberg, James Herbert Williams, and Jeffrey M. Jenson


This book offers a critical appraisal of research and theory focused on violence in youth, families, and communities. Chapters examine the ways in which violence is defined and understood; how risk and protective factors promote and inhibit violence in families and in communities; and how violence and related behaviors differ by gender, race, and ethnicity. Work reviewed throughout the book examines overlapping forms of violence, the impact of violence on families, and resilience in child victims. Current evidence and advances in preventing violence are also noted and discussed. Emphasis is pl ... More

Keywords: youth violence, family violence, community violence, risk and protective factors, prevention, resilience, violent offending, juvenile justice, gender differences, race and ethnic differences, social development and context

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195369595
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369595.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Todd I. Herrenkohl, editor
School of Social Work, University of Washington

Eugene Aisenberg, editor
School of Social Work, University of Washington

James Herbert Williams, editor
Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver