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Violence in ContextCurrent Evidence on Risk, Protection, and Prevention$
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Todd I. Herrenkohl, Eugene Aisenberg, James Herbert Williams, and Jeffrey M. Jenson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195369595

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369595.001.0001

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Defining Violence

Defining Violence

(p.13) 2 Defining Violence
Violence in Context

Eugene Aisenberg

Amelia Gavin

Gita Mehrotra

Jennifer Bowman

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Chapter 2 provides an overview of differing conceptualizations and definitions of violence. Authors explore varying criteria used to define violence and consider how the lack of a consensus definition of violence impacts research, policy, and practice. Content of Chapter 2 focuses on challenges and limitations of current measurement approaches. The chapter also sets a foundation for definitions used in subsequent chapters of the book.

Keywords:   definitions, physical violence, psychological violence, aggression, institutional violence, discrimination, racism, measurement and scaling methods

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