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Preventing violence in Australia : policy, practice and solutions / editors, Andrew Day, Ephrem Fernandez
Bib ID 6806265
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Annandale, NSW : The Federation Press, 2015 
xvii, 254 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781862879942 (paperback)

This book has been written for all of those who are interested in understanding and preventing violence in Australia. Whether it occurs in the home, in the workplace, whilst out socialising or on the sports field, the personal, social, and economic costs of violence are often profound. Not only does it damage the physical and psychological health of those who are directly involved, but it also impacts adversely on many others -- including witnesses, family and friends, and those law enforcement and health professionals who are expected to respond. And yet, there have been few previous attempts to draw together the various disciplinary and professional perspectives on how we might approach the task of preventing violence in Australia. This book has been written by experts in violence prevention, whether they be forensic, clinical and developmental psychologists, criminologists and sociologists, social workers, or specialists in public policy, law, and education. They tell us how they understand violence and about those prevention strategies that they know to be effective.

Full contents
  • Preventing violence in Australia: policy, practice and solutions
  • Violence in Australia and its victims: a case for victims' rights and victim assistance
  • Understanding homicide in Australia: exploring perpetrator accounts
  • Violence prevention and early intervention: what works?
  • Bullying in Australian schools: causes, consequences and proposed solutions
  • Youth violence and mental health: associations and emerging service responses
  • Assessing violence risk
  • The problem of workplace violence: a focus on the mental health sector
  • Alcohol and interpersonal violence: a symbiotic relationship
  • Treating the seriously violent: the New Zealand experience

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Violence -- Australia -- Prevention.  |  Violence (Law) -- Australia.  |  Violence (law) -- New Zealand.  |  Crime - Juvenile delinquency.  |  Government policy - Commonwealth.  |  Race relations - Violent.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination - Social.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination - Women.  |  Child welfare - Adoption and fostering.  |  Crime - Prevention.  |  Substance use - Alcohol.  |  Mental health - Psychosis.  |  Crime - Criminology.  |  Social behaviour - Violence.  |  Law enforcement - Community justice.  |  Law enforcement - Offences - Murder.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems.  |  Crime - Recidivism.  |  Family - Violence.  |  Sex relations - Coercive.  |  New Zealand (NZ)  |  Mornington Island (Qld Gulf Wellesley Islands SE54-01)  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05)  |  Wellesley Islands (Qld Gulf Islands SE54-01)  |  Australia.  |  Australian  |  Violence prevention; Government policy
Other authors/contributors Day, Andrew, editor  |  Fernandez, Ephrem, editor
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