Death and Violence on the Reservation: Homicide, Family Violence, and Suicide in American Indian Populations
Ronet Bachman (Author)
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This volume is the first major attempt to systematically examine the etiology of violence in American Indian communities. Using fieldwork as well as quantitative and qualitative research, Bachman first presents an overview of American Indians from historical and contemporary perspectives, before she focuses specifically on violence and its causes. Homicide, suicide, and family violence are analyzed in depth, and the destructive impacts of alcohol and other addictive substances are documented. Dr. Bachman effectively uses personal stories and narratives given by American Indians to illustrate the living reality behind the statistics she presents. She concludes with a variety of policy recommendations that will be of interest not only to policymakers, but also to academic researchers and students in criminology, ethnic relations, sociology, and anthropology.
About the Author
RONET BACHMAN is a Research Analyst and Statistician with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Justice Department. She is also Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Maryland.
- Contributor: Ronet Bachman
- Imprint: Praeger Publishers Inc
- ISBN13: 9780865690158
- Number of Pages: 192
- Packaged Dimensions: 156x235mm
- Packaged Weight: 397
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
- Release Date: 1992-06-23
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: RONET BACHMAN is a Research Analyst and Statistician with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Justice Department. She is also Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Maryland.