Handbook of Children, Culture, and Violence

Handbook of Children, Culture, and Violence

By: Dorothy G. Singer (author), Nancy E. Dowd (author), Robin Fretwell Wilson (author)Hardback

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of childhood violence for students, scholars, and policymakers. A great many books have been published on children and violence, but the majority approach the topic from a single disciplinary perspective and most often concentrate on children as victims of violence. In contrast, this book incorporates perspectives from across disciplinary bounds - psychology and human development, commnication, family law and public policy, criminology, human services - and examines children as consumers and perpetrators of violence, as well as victims, for the broadest possible view on the impact of a culture of violence in children's lives.

About Author

Nancy E. Dowd is Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law at the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida, and Co-Director of the Center for Children and Families at UF. The author of In Defense of Single Parent Families (1997) and Redefining Fatherhood (2001), and a reader on feminist legal theory, she has published extensively on non-traditional families, work/family issues, civil rights, and feminist theory. Dorothy G. Singer, is retired Senior Research Scientist, Department of Psychology, Yale University. Dr. Singer is also Co-Director, with Jerome L. Singer, of the Yale University Family Television Research and Consultation Center affiliated with the Zigler Center for Child Development and Public Policy. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Her research and publications are in the area of early childhood development, television effects on youth, and parent training in imaginative play. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2006, and in 2009, the Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Media Psychology from the American Psychological Association. Robin Fretwell Wilson is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law. She has published articles on the risks of abuse to children in the Cornell Law Review, Emery Law Journal, Journal of Child and Family Studies, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy, and Child and Family Law Quarterly. She has testified on the use of social science research in legal decision-making before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Joint Hearings on Health Care. A member of the Executive Committee of the Family and Juvenile Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools, Professor Wilson has frequently lectured on violence against children, including presentations at the Family Law Project hosted by Harvard University Law School, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in London, the Tenth World conference of the International Society of Family Law in Brisbane, Australia, the Third International Conference on Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Brisbane, the 2004 Helping Families Change conference in Auckland, New Zealand, and the Ninth Regional European Conference of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in Warsaw, Poland.


Introduction - Nancy E. Dowd Prologue: Developmental Variations Among Children and Adolescents: An Overview of the Research and Policy Implications - Dorothy G. Singer Part I. Children as Victims 1. Child Witnessing of Domestic Violence - Naomi Cahn 2. Domestic Violence and Child Protection: Confronting the Dilemmas in Moving From Family Court to Dependency Court - Thomas D. Lyon and Mindy B. Mechanic 3. Sexually Predatory Parents and the Children in Their Care: Remove the Threat, Not the Child - Robin Fretwell Wilson 4. Exposure to Pornography as a Cause of Child Sexual Victimization - Diana E.H. Russell and Natalie Purcell 5. Statutory Rape: An Empirical Examination of Claims of "Overreaction" - Ross E. Cheit and Laura Braslow 6. Mitigating the Impact of Publicity on Child Crime Victims and Witnesses - Charles Putnam and David Finkelhor Part II. Children as Consumers of Violence 7. The Violent Shadows of Children's Culture - John Cech 8. A Preliminary Demography of Television Violence - Nancy Signorielli 9. Protecting Children's Welfare in an Anxiety-Provoking Media Environment - Joanne Cantor 10. The Impact of Violent Music on Youth - Barbara J. Wilson and Nicole Martins 11. How Real Is the Problem of TV Violence? Research and Policy Perspectives - Dale Kunkel and Lara Zwarun 12. Violent Video Games: Effects on Youth and Public Policy Implications - Douglas A. Gentile and Craig A. Anderson 13. Positive Features of Video Games - Laurie N. Taylor 14. Children, Adolescents, and the Culture of Online Hate - Brendesha Tynes 15. Constitutional Obstacles to Regulating Violence in the Media - Catherine J. Ross Part III. Children as Perpetrators of Violence 16. Peer Victimization: The Nature and Prevalence of Bullying Among Children and Youth - Susan P. Limber 17. Bullying and Violence in American Schools - Ellen de Lara 18. Judging Juvenile Responsibility: A Social Ecological Perspective - Mark R. Fondacaro and Lauren G. Fasig 19. Adult Punishment for Juvenile Offenders: Does It Reduce Crime? - Richard E. Redding 20. Psychopathy Assessment and Juvenile Justice Mental Health Evaluations - Matthew Owen Howard, Michael K. Dayton, Kirk A. Foster, Michael G. Vaughn and John L. Zelner 21. Cleaning Up Toxic Violence: An EcoGenerist Paradigm - Barbara Bennett Woodhouse

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  • ISBN13: 9781412913690
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 536
  • ID: 9781412913690
  • weight: 1000
  • ISBN10: 1412913691

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