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Author Patel, Deepali, author

Title Contagion of violence : workshop summary / Deepali M. Patel, Melissa A. Simon, and Rachel M. Taylor, rapporteurs ; Forum on Global Violence Prevention, Board on Global Health ; Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xiv, 171 pages)) : illustrations
Contents Workshop summary -- Papers and commentary from speakers
Summary The past 25 years have seen a major paradigm shift in the field of violence prevention, from the assumption that violence is inevitable to the recognition that violence is preventable. Part of this shift has occurred in thinking about why violence occurs, and where intervention points might lie. In exploring the occurrence of violence, researchers have recognized the tendency for violent acts to cluster, to spread from place to place, and to mutate from one type to another. Furthermore, violent acts are often preceded or followed by other violent acts. In the field of public health, such a process has also been seen in the infectious disease model, in which an agent or vector initiates a specific biological pathway leading to symptoms of disease and infectivity. The agent transmits from individual to individual, and levels of the disease in the population above the baseline constitute an epidemic. Although violence does not have a readily observable biological agent as an initiator, it can follow similar epidemiological pathways. On April 30-May 1, 2012, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Forum on Global Violence Prevention convened a workshop to explore the contagious nature of violence. Part of the Forum's mandate is to engage in multisectoral, multidirectional dialogue that explores crosscutting, evidence-based approaches to violence prevention, and the Forum has convened four workshops to this point exploring various elements of violence prevention. The workshops are designed to examine such approaches from multiple perspectives and at multiple levels of society. In particular, the workshop on the contagion of violence focused on exploring the epidemiology of the contagion, describing possible processes and mechanisms by which violence is transmitted, examining how contextual factors mitigate or exacerbate the issue. Contagion of Violence: Workshop Summary covers the major topics that arose during the 2-day workshop. It is organized by important elements of the infectious disease model so as to present the contagion of violence in a larger context and in a more compelling and comprehensive way
Notes Title from PDF title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes This study was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and the Department of Health and Human Services: Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Administration on Community Living, Office on Women's Health; Anheuser-Busch InBev; the Avon Foundation for Women; BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company); Catholic Health Initiatives; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the Department of Education: Office of Safe and Healthy Students; the Department of Justice: National Institute of Justice; Eli Lilly and Company; the F. Felix Foundation; the Fetzer Institute; the Foundation to Promote Open Society; the Joyce Foundation; Kaiser Permanente; the National Institutes of Health: National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Office of Research on Women's Health, John E. Fogarty International Center; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The views presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project
Description based on online resource (viewed on Aug 19, 2014)
Subject Violence -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.
Violence -- Forecasting -- Congresses.
Violence -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses.
Violence -- prevention & control.
Disease Outbreaks.
Evidence-Based Practice.
Global Health.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Simon, Melissa A., author
Taylor, Rachel M., author
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Global Violence Prevention, sponsor
National Research Council (U.S.), sponsor
Contagion of Violence (Workshop) (2013 : Washington, D.C.)
ISBN 0309263646