Handbook of Children, Culture, and Violence

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SAGE Publications, Nov 23, 2005 - Psychology - 536 pages
The Handbook of Children, Culture, and Violence provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of childhood violence that considers children as both consumers and perpetrators of violence, as well as victims of it. This Handbook is the first single volume to consider situations when children are responsible for violence, rather than focusing exclusively on occasions when they are victimized.


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Table and Figures
Developmental Variations Among Children and AdolescentsAn
Confronting the Dilemmas
Exposure to Pornography as a Cause of Child Sexual Victimization
An Empirical Examination of Claims of Overreaction
Mitigating the Impact of Publicity on Child Crime Victims and Witnesses
Positive Features of Video Games
Children Adolescents and the Culture of Online Hate
Constitutional Obstacles to Regulating Violence in the Media
The Nature and Prevalence of Bullying Among
Bullying and Violence in American Schools
A Social Ecological Perspective
Does It Reduce Crime?
Psychopathy Assessment and Juvenile Justice Mental Health Evaluations

The Violent Shadows of Childrens Culture
A Preliminary Demography of Television Violence
Protecting Childrens Welfare in an AnxietyProvoking Media Environment
The Impact of Violent Music on Youth
How Real Is the Problem of TV Violence? Research and Policy Perspectives
Effects on Youth and Public Policy Implications
An EcoGenerist Paradigm
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors

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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.

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