The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence

Editor/Author Cuevas, Carlos A. and Rennison, Callie Marie
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $195.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $292.50
ISBN: 978-1-11-830315-3
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 19
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence presents a collection of original readings that explore all major aspects of the psychology of violence, aggression, and other criminal behaviors. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, readings are contributed by a diverse group of experts, including psychologists, criminologists, sociologists, and others.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Tables
  • List of Illustrations
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Vision and Scope for this Handbook
  • Choices we Made in Constructing this Book
  • The Utility and Importance of the Handbook
  • How to Use this Text
  • Part One: General Issues in Violence and Victimization
  • 1 The Dynamic Nature of Crime Statistics
  • Scope of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program Summary Reporting System
  • The Original Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Summary Reporting System)
  • Changes to the Recording of Crime in Recent Years
  • A Paradigm Shift from Reactive to Proactive Policing and Incident-Based Data
  • Tactical Analysis and the Origins of UCR NIBRS Data
  • Operational Analysis and Regional and State-level Data
  • Strategic Analysis and NIBRS Data
  • Strategic Analysis and UCR
  • National Incident-Based Reporting System
  • Expanding Role of Law Enforcement – Expanding Data?
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • 2 Ethical Issues in Surveys about Children's Exposure to Violence and Sexual Abuse
  • Introduction
  • Protecting Children from Harm
  • Obtaining Informed Consent
  • Miscellaneous Methodological Issues
  • A Research Agenda
  • Acknowledgments
  • Recommendations for Further Reading
  • References
  • 3 Why are Offenders Victimized so Often?
  • Introduction
  • Early Studies
  • Theoretical Overview
  • A Situational Perspective
  • Future Research
  • Policy Implications
  • References
  • 4 The Complex Dynamics of Victimization
  • Types of Interconnections
  • The Extent of Polyvictimization and Revictimization
  • Understanding Dynamics versus Blaming the Victim
  • Connections versus Mechanisms
  • Proximal Causes of Polyvictimization and Revictimization
  • The Blurry Lines between Proximal and Distal Effects
  • Distal Causes of Polyvictimization and Revictimization
  • Research Implications
  • Prevention and Intervention Implications
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 5 Social Construction of Violence
  • The Old Violence
  • Constructing the New Violence
  • Understanding Social Construction
  • References
  • 6 Consequences and Sequelae of Violence and Victimization
  • Victimization and Mental Health
  • Victimization and Substance Abuse
  • Victimization and Physical Health
  • Consequences for Disadvantaged Groups
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Part Two: General Violence
  • 7 Homicide
  • Introduction
  • Definitional Issues and Data Sources for Studying Homicide
  • The Prevalence of Homicide
  • Social Correlates of Homicide
  • Motives for Homicide
  • Types of Homicide Situations
  • References
  • 8 Nonfatal Violence
  • Major Data Sources of Nonfatal Violence
  • Defining Nonfatal Violence
  • Trends and Patterns in Overall and Serious Nonfatal Violence
  • Trends and Patterns in Specific Forms of Serious Violence
  • Trends and Patterns in Simple Assault
  • Composition of Nonfatal Violent Victimization
  • Victim Characteristics of Nonfatal Violence
  • Characteristics of Nonfatal Violent Incidents
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 9 Perceptions of Stalking Victimization among Behaviorally Defined Victims
  • Introduction
  • The Nature and Extent of Stalking Victimization
  • Measuring Stalking Victimization
  • Research Questions
  • Data and Methodology
  • Analytic Technique
  • Results
  • Discussion and Conclusions
  • References
  • 10 The Situational Dynamics of Street Crime
  • Introduction
  • Motivation
  • Targeting and Planning
  • Enactment
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Part Three: Juvenile Violence
  • 11 Triggerman Today, Dead Man Tomorrow
  • The Victim-Offender Overlap
  • Extending the Victim-Offender Overlap to Gangs
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 12 Girls and Women in Gangs
  • Introduction
  • A Brief History of Girls in Gangs
  • Gender and Race Representations in Gangs
  • Joining Gangs
  • Gangs, Gender, Crime and Violence
  • The Impact of Pregnancy and Parenthood on Gang Memberships
  • Incarcerated Gang Women
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 13 School Violence and Bullying
  • Bullying Prevalence in K-12 Settings
  • Risk and Protective Factors
  • Psychological, Educational, and Health-Related Correlates of Bullying Involvement
  • Prevention and Intervention
  • Summary and Future Directions
  • References
  • 14 Juvenile Violence
  • Introduction
  • I: The Basics and Scope of Youth Violence: A Focus on Homicide
  • Diagnosis – Youth Violence as a Public Health Problem: Structuring our Knowledge
  • Treatment – Interventions and Policies Addressing Youth Violence
  • Future Directions
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Part Four: Family Violence
  • 15 Child Maltreatment
  • Introduction
  • Defining Child Maltreatment
  • Reports of Child Maltreatment
  • Overlapping Forms of Child Maltreatment
  • Risk Factors for Child Maltreatment
  • Developmental Outcomes of Child Maltreatment
  • Potential Mechanisms Explaining the Long-Term Effects of Child Maltreatment
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 16 Destructive Sibling Aggression
  • Normalization of Sibling Aggression
  • Definitions and Subtypes
  • Violence and Abuse
  • Forms of Sibling Violence and Abuse
  • Causes and Consequences
  • Factors Linked to Sibling Aggression
  • Consequences
  • Sibling Aggression in Practice
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 17 Elder Maltreatment
  • Conceptualizing and Defining Elder Abuse
  • The Nature and Scope of Elder Abuse
  • Prevalence / Incidence of Elder Abuse
  • Risk Factors for Elder Abuse
  • The Abused: Risk Factors for Elder Abuse Victimization
  • Individual Characteristics of Abuse
  • Relational Correlates of Abuse
  • The Abusers: Risk Factors for Perpetrating Elder Abuse and Neglect
  • Personal Characteristics of Abusers
  • Interpersonal Characteristics of Abusers
  • Explaining Elder Abuse
  • Sociological Theories of Elder Abuse
  • Criminological Theories of Elder Abuse
  • Integrated Theories of Elder Abuse
  • Consequences of Elder Abuse
  • Practice, Policy and Prevention
  • Emergent Directions
  • References
  • 18 Interventions, Policies, and Future Research Directions in Family Violence
  • Child Abuse Interventions
  • Elder Abuse
  • The Collaborative Response System
  • Barriers to Effective Interventions
  • Future Directions in Family Violence Research
  • Concluding Remarks
  • References
  • Part Five: Partner Violence
  • 19 Intimate Partner Violence Among College Students
  • Definition of Intimate Partner Violence
  • Measurement of Intimate Partner Violence Among College Students
  • The Extent of Intimate Partner Violence Among College Students
  • Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Violence
  • Gender Symmetry in Intimate Partner Violence Among College Students
  • Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence for College Students
  • The Federal Government's Responses to Intimate Partner Violence Among College Students
  • Can Educational Programs Prevent Partner Abuse Among College Students?
  • Active Bystander Invention: Promising Results
  • References
  • 20 The Transcendence of Intimate Violence across the Life Course
  • Intimate Partner Violence – What Have Nearly Four Decades of Research Taught Us?
  • Consequences of Intimate Violence – The Phenomenon of Revictimization
  • A Life-Course Perspective on IPV
  • A Focus on Continuity and Change over Time
  • Empirical Evidence on the Stability of Violence within Relationships
  • Desistance from Violence within Relationships
  • Getting Out of a Violent Relationship
  • Across Relationships – Repeat Victims and Exiting Relationships
  • Conclusions and Implications for Future Research on IPV across the Life Course
  • References
  • 21 Controversies in Partner Violence
  • Controversies Regarding Prevalence
  • Controversies Regarding Measurement
  • Controversies Regarding Causal Mechanisms
  • Controversies in Victim Services
  • Controversies in Treatment
  • Controversies in Prevention
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 22 Interventions, Policies, and Future Research Directions in Partner Violence
  • Introduction
  • Interventions/Policies
  • Research on Policies and Interventions
  • Future Directions in Research
  • References
  • Part Six: Sexual Violence
  • 23 Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization
  • Rape and Sexual Assault Victimization Definitions
  • Incidence and Prevalence
  • Risk Factors and Correlates
  • Outcomes
  • Factors that Influence Outcomes
  • Services and Treatment for Victims
  • Summary and Recommendations
  • References
  • 24 A Motivation-Facilitation Model of Adult Male Sexual Offending
  • Introduction
  • The Present Chapter
  • Motivations to Sexually Offend
  • Facilitators of Sexual Offending
  • Trait Facilitators
  • State Facilitators
  • Sex Offender Risk Assessment
  • Interventions and Management
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 25 Pornography and Violence Against Women
  • Pornography and Violence Against Women
  • The Pornography Business
  • Pornography and Violence Against Women
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 26 Prostitution and Sex Trafficking
  • Background and Definitions
  • Prevalence of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking
  • Demographic Characteristics of Prostitution and Sex Victims
  • Violence and Harm Associated with Prostitution and Sex Trafficking
  • Criminal Justice System Responses to Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Victims
  • References
  • 27 Interventions, Policies, and Future Research Directions in Sexual Violence
  • Sex Offender Treatment Interventions
  • Sex Offender Public Policy
  • Victim Interventions
  • References
  • Part Seven: Cybercrime
  • 28 Cybercrime Victimization
  • Introduction
  • Understanding Personal Cybercrime Victimization
  • Types of Personal Cybercrime Victimization
  • Definitions of Personal Cybercrime Victimization
  • Theories Explaining Personal Cybercrime Victimization
  • Extent of Personal Cybercrime Victimization
  • Impact of Personal Cybercrime Victimization
  • References
  • 29 Online Harassment
  • How Many Youth are Affected by Online Harassment?
  • Who are the Victims and Perpetrators of Online Harassment?
  • The Impact of Harassment
  • Understanding Online Harassment in the Context of Other Forms of Peer Victimization
  • Summary
  • What are the Implications for Prevention and Intervention based on What We Know?
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 30 Technology and Violence
  • Technology and Violence
  • The Intersection of Violence, Cyberspace, and the Real World
  • Violence as a Form of Crime, Activism, or Terror
  • Technology as an Information Source for Violence
  • The Internet as a Communications Vehicle
  • Technology as a Facilitator For Violence Against Virtual Targets
  • Discussion and Conclusions
  • References
  • 31 Interventions, Policies, and Future Research Directions in Cybercrime
  • Introduction
  • Definition of Digital Violence and its Characteristics
  • Challenges in the Structural Linkage of Digital Violence
  • The Digital Environment
  • Motivations for Digital Violence
  • Summary
  • References
  • Part Eight: Violence in Underserved and Understudied Populations
  • 32 Intimate Partner Violence among Latinos
  • Social Life of Latinos in the United States
  • Review of the IPV Literature
  • References
  • 33 Living in a Web of Trauma
  • Prevalence Rates and Types of Violence
  • Ecological Model: Risk and Protective Factors
  • Prevention/Prevention Strategies
  • References
  • 34 An Interpretation of Invisible Domestic Violence among Asian Americans
  • Introduction
  • Theoretical Models of Domestic Violence
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • 35 Interpersonal Violence and American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
  • Introduction
  • Child Abuse and American Indian Children: A Legacy of History, Politics, and Acculturation
  • Violence against Native Women
  • Barriers to Justice and Safety for Native Women
  • Ways Forward – Protecting the Next Seven Generations
  • References
  • 36 Intimate Partner Violence in LGBT Communities
  • Introduction
  • LGBT Intimate Partner Violence Research
  • Prevalence of LGBT Intimate Partner Violence
  • Unique LGBT Contexts
  • Response to LGBT Intimate Partner Violence
  • References
  • Appendix: Sexual Orientation Question developed by National Center for Health Statistics, Included in National Health Interview Survey
  • 37 Research on the Victimization of Understudied Populations
  • Introduction
  • Research Issues
  • Researching Groups
  • Policy Implications
  • References