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Violence

Lisa Rapp-Paglicci

in Social Work

ISBN: 9780195389678
Published online December 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195389678-0036
Violence

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Violence has been a part of American culture since its inception and has always been found in many facets of American life. Violence is devastating yet inexplicably intriguing, and many fields have contributed to the knowledge base on the subject. Criminology, sociology, law, psychology, social work, anthropology, and pop culture have all attempted to shed light on this phenomenon. Significant advances have been made regarding the understanding, typology, prevention, and treatment of violence and its aggressors and victims. Yet rates of violence are still unacceptably high, and victims of violence still experience trauma that has acute and chronic effects. There continues to be significant work to be done. The topic of violence is expansive. There are numerous types of violence and places where violence occurs. Consequently the field has been divided into subspecialties, resulting in sources and experts not focusing solely on the subject of violence but rather on the subspecialty. This bibliography will provide some beginning introductory sources on the general topic of violence and then will focus on resources regarding school, community and street, and media violence.

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Subjects: Social Work

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