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Title Understanding violence : context and practice in the human services / edited by Annabel Taylor and Marie Connolly
Published Christchurch, New Zealand : Canterbury University Press, 2013


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Description 253 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Community violence in Aotearoa New Zealand -- 2. Culture and violence -- 3. Notions of restorative justice and violence -- 4. Violence and the media -- 5. Risk and social networking -- 6. Women and violence -- 7. Intimate partner violence -- 8. Working at the front line in domestic violence -- 9. Violence toward children -- 10. Elder abuse and neglect -- 11. Sexual offending in contemporary contexts -- 12. School bullying and violence -- 13. Gang violence -- 14. Animal-human relationships and human-animal abuse
Summary 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
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-253)
Audience Adult
Subject Family violence -- New Zealand.
Social service -- New Zealand -- Safety measures.
Social workers -- New Zealand -- Safety measures.
Violence in the workplace -- Prevention.
Violence -- New Zealand -- Psychological aspects.
Author Connolly, Marie, 1954- editor of compilation
Taylor, Annabel, 1950- editor of compilation
LC no. 2013432489
ISBN 1927145481 (paperback)
9781927145487 (paperback)