The Cambridge Handbook of Violent Behavior and Aggression, 1st Edition

  • Daniel J. Flannery
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  • ISBN-10: 0511481225
  • ISBN-13: 9780511481222
  • DDC: 303.601
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 840 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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From a team of leading experts comes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary examination of the most current research in the complex issue of violence and violent behavior. Unique in its depth of coverage of violence and aggressive behavior, this impressive text will be a valuble reference for academics, researchers and professionals.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: General Perspectives.
2: Understanding Violence.
3: Origins of Violent Behavior Over the Life Span.
4: A Review of Research on the Taxonomy of Life-Course Persistent Versus Adolescence-Limited Antisocial Behavior.
5: Biological Bases of Violence.
6: Behavior-Genetics of Criminality and Aggression.
7: The Genetics of Aggression in Mice.
8: The Psychophysiology of Aggression: Autonomic, Electrocortical, and Neuro-Imaging Findings.
9: Biosocial Bases of Violence.
10: Neurobiology of Impulsive Aggression: Focus on Serotonin and the Orbitofrontal Cortex.
11: The Neuropsychology of Violence.
12: The Interaction of Nature and Nurture in Antisocial Behavior.
13: Individual Factors and Violence.
14: Relational Aggression and Gender: An Overview.
15: Personality Dispositions and the Development of Violence and Conduct Problems.
16: Personality and Violence: The Unifying Role of Structural Models of Personality.
17: Exposure to Violence, Mental Health, and Violent Behavior.
18: Social-Cognitive Processes in the Development of Antisocial and Violent Behavior.
19: School Violence.
20: Interpersonal Factors and Violent Behavior.
21: Peers and Violence: A Two-Sided Developmental Perspective.
22: Youth Gangs and Violent Behavior.
23: Family Violence.
24: Youth Violence Across Ethnic and National Groups: Comparisons of Rates and Developmental Processes.
25: Adolescent Dating Abuse Perpetration: A Review of Findings, Methodological Limitations, and Suggestions for Future Research.
26: Social Networks and Violent Behavior.
27: Public Health and Violence: Moving Forward in a Global Context.
28: Cross-National Research on Violent Victimization.
29: Violent Juvenile Delinquency: Changes, Consequences, and Implications.
30: Strain Theory and Violent Behavior.
31: Contextual Factors and Violent Behavior.
32: Self-Control Theory and Criminal Violence.
33: Why Observing Violence Increases the Risk of Violent Behavior by the Observer.
34: Violence and Culture in the United States.
35: Terrorism as a Form of Violence.
36: Therapeutic Treatment Approaches to Violent Behavior.
37: Psychopharmacology of Violence.
38: Social Learning and Violent Behavior.
39: Substance Use and Violent Behavior.
40: Poverty/Socioeconomic Status and Exposure to Violence in the Lives of Children and Adolescents.
41: Social Contagion of Violence.
42: Methods for Studying Violent Behavior.
43: Studying Aggression With Structural Equation Modeling.
44: Overview of a Semi-Parametric, Group-Based Approach for Analyzing Trajectories of Development.
45: Relocating Violence: Practice and Power in an Emerging Field of Qualitative Research.
46: Looking Toward the Future.
47: Violent Behavior and the Science of Prevention.
48: New Directions in Research on Violence: Bridging Science, Practice, and Policy.
Subject Index.