Handbook of Children, Culture, and Violence

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Nancy E. Dowd, Dorothy G. Singer, Robin Fretwell Wilson
SAGE, 2006 - Psychology - 483 pages
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"Each chapter contains recommendations for legislators, policy makers, researchers, and families. This book should be on the desk, and minds, of legislators, attorneys, social workers and other mental health professionals who encounter and wish to ameliorate the effects of violence in the lives of their young constituents, clients, and patients." -JOURNAL OF CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIESQuestions relating to violence and children surround us in the media: should V-chips be placed in every television set? How can we prevent another Columbine school shooting from occurring? How should pornography on the internet be regulated? The Handbook of Children, Culture and Violence addresses these questions and more, providing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of childhood violence that considers children as both consumers and perpetrators of violence, as well as victims of it. The Handbook offers much-needed empirical evidence that will help inform debate about these important policy decisions. Moreover, it is the first single volume to consider situations when children are responsible for violence, rather than focusing exclusively on occasions when they are victimized. Providing the first comprehensive overview of current research in the field, the editors have brought together the work of a group of prominent scholars whose work is united by a common concern for the impact of violence on the lives of children. The Handbook of Children, Culture and Violence is poised to become the ultimate resource and reference work on children and violence for researchers, teachers, and students of psychology, human development and family studies, law, communications, education, sociology, and political science/ public policy. It will also appeal to policymakers, media professionals, and special interest groups concerned with reducing violence in children's lives. Law firms specializing in family law, as well as think tanks, will also be interested in the Handbook.
 

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Contents

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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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