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Contagion of Violence: Workshop Summary

NCJ Number
244917
Author(s)
Deepali M. Patel; Melissa A. Simon; Rachel M. Taylor
Date Published
2013
Length
187 pages
Annotation
This book, Contagion of Violence, presents the summary of a workshop by the Institute of Medicine that explored the contagious nature of violence.
Abstract
This book, available for online and in paperback, presents the summary of a workshop by the Institute of Medicine that explored the contagious nature of violence. The workshop was held from April 30 - May 1, 2012 with the purpose of "exploring the epidemiology of the contagion, describing the possible processes and mechanisms by which violence is transmitted, examining how contextual factors mitigate or exacerbate the issue, and illuminating ways in which the contagion of violence might be interrupted. This book provides a summary of the presentations given at the workshop. The work is presented in two sections. The first section contains four chapters that cover the presentations: Chapter 2 - Patterns of Transmission of Violence; Chapter 3 - Processes and Mechanisms of the Contagion of Violence; Chapter 4 - The Role of Contextual Factors in the Contagion of Violence; and Chapter 5 - Contagion and the Interruption in Practice. The second part of the book contains submitted papers and commentary from some of the workshop speakers regarding the substance of the work they presented at the workshop.