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- DescriptionViolence has always been, and is to this day, a primary cause of tension and suffering the world over. More than half a million people are murdered each year around the world, making homicide the leading cause of death among people aged 15-44. The Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention brings together an international team of experts to provide an extensive global account of the mortality and morbidity burden caused by violence. It does this by examining the causes of violence, and what can be done to prevent and reduce violence. Divided into six sections, the textbook analyses how a public health approach can help to prevent violence. This multidisciplinary book tackles interpersonal violence in all its forms. Early chapters describe epidemiology and consequences, followed by chapters that present the current state of the evidence in interventions. Policies for violence reduction are discussed, and finally recommendations are made for researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers. The Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention is an essential resource for anyone involved in seeking to reduce the role of violence in modern society. The print edition is complimented with 12 months free access to the online version. Featuring the full comprehensive and authoritative text of the book, the online edition has the added convenience and flexibility of an online resource and is available on oxfordmedicine.com.
- Author BiographyPeter Donnelly joined the University of St Andrews as Professor of Public Health Medicine in 2008. His research focuses on violence reduction and the evaluating gang member rehabilitation initiative in Glasgow, conducting pilot studies of technology aimed at reducing alcohol related violence, and exploring sports event related domestic abuse. Peter's other area of interest is in Health Systems; their organisation, funding, governance and accountability and how they can be optimised to maximise patient benefit and to reduce health inequalities. He chairs the steering group of the Scottish clinical leadership development program and is a member of the NHS Scotland leadership board. He is a member of the technical board of Milbank Memorial Fund and is on the steering group of the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance. From 2004 -2008 he was Deputy Chief Medical Officer to the Scottish Government. Peter has recently been appointed as President/Chief Executive Officer of Public Health Ontario. Catherine L. Ward is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She holds a PhD in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina, USA. Her research interests are in violence prevention from the perspective of children's development, and particularly in public health approaches to this. Cathy serves on the Steering Committee of the University of Cape Town's Safety and Violence Initiative, an interdisciplinary research initiative that seeks to understand violence and promote safety. The Safety and Violence Initiative is a member of the World Health Organization's Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), and Cathy herself co-leads the VPA Parenting Project Group with Christopher Mikton from WHO and Theresa Kilbane from UNICEF. In addition, she is on the Editorial Boards for the South African Crime Quarterly, Psychosocial Interventions, and Child Abuse and Neglect journals.
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication11/12/2014
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleOxford Textbooks in Public Health
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Weight1192 g
- Width224 mm
- Height283 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byCatherine L. Ward,Peter D. Donnelly
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