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Understanding Violence: Context and Practice in the Human Services

Understanding Violence: Context and Practice in the Human Services

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For most of us, violence is something observed from the safety of our living spaces where we watch televised terrorist attacks and ongoing global conflict. We engage with the horror of mass shootings, and try to make sense of what appears to be senseless violence toward innocent victims. Domestic murders and assaults now seem commonplace items in our newspapers. But many human service workers and social workers confront violence-related issues every day in situations arising across every stratum of our society. This book takes a multi-disciplinary perspective towards understanding and developing effective responses to violence, its prevention and management. It encompasses a variety of fields of practice and offers sound analysis of theories that underpin these fields along with their pracice implications. Understanding Violence: Context and Practice in the Human Services is a reference for professionals, an essential resource for students and will be of interest to the wider community in explaining community responses to violence. The editors have recruited a wide range of experts who collectively offer valuable insights into different aspects of violence. There is something in the book for researchers, practitioners amd policy analysts and it should provide readers with a comprehensive overview of both New Zealand and international cutting-edge strategies for dealing with violence in its various forms.

Author description

Dr Annabel Taylor is a senior lecturer at the University of Canterbury and Director of Te Awatea Violence Research Centre, which is hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences.  She has completed a number of major studies in violence-related fields of practice and manages a diverse research programme. Her areas of interest include social work and criminal justice, responses to women's criminal offending and responses to child protection.  She acts as a consultant to both statutory and NGO organisations responding to violence.

Table of contents

Foreword / Tony Ward Preface / Marie Connolly, Annabel Taylor 1. Community violence in Aotearoa New Zealand / trevor Bradley 2. Culture and violence / Yvonne Chrichton-Hill, Nikki Evans 3. Notions of restorative justice and violence / Cora van Vliet-Ruissen, Annabel Taylor 4. Violence and the media / Liz Beddoe 5. Risk and social networking / Maria Perez-y-Perez 6. Women and violence / Sophie Goldingay, Annabel Taylor 7. Intimate partner violence / Yvonne Chrichton-Hill, Annabel Taylor 8. Working at the front line in domestic violence / Hillary Haldane 9. Violence towards children / Menka Tsantefski, Marie Connolly 10. Elder abise and neglect / Hong-Jae Park 11. Sexual offending in contemporary contexts / Andrew Frost 12. School bullying and violence 13. Gang violence / Jarrod Gilbert 14. Animal-human relationships and human-animal abuse / Nikki Evans, Claire Gray Concluding thoughts / Annabel Taylor, Marie Connolly

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781927145487
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : June 2013
  • : 228mm X 152mm
  • : June 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : JF