Handbook of Children, Culture, and Violence
- Nancy E. Dowd - University of Florida Levin College of Law
- Dorothy G. Singer - Yale University, USA
- Robin Fretwell Wilson - Washington and Lee University, USA
Child Development | Public Policy & Public Administration | Social Problems
"Addresses childhood and adolescent violence from a fresh perspective: the experiential world of the child and adolescent. This is needed….The editors have succeeded in organizing an impressive, interdisciplinary group of contributors. Balanced and thorough, the book should be very appealing to the intended audiences….It integrates a wide scope of material under the general topic, and by an excellent cadre of contributors."
"By bringing together the literatures and crossing disciplinary lines, the book should have wide cross-disciplinary appeal….The key strength is the idea of an integrated approach to children and violence that includes children as consumers, victims, and perpetrators of violence….I think that any scholar working in the area of child and family violence would like a book like this one….It advances understanding of children and violence and is an excellent resource book for policy makers."
"…an excellent contribution to diverse fields (e.g., psychology, law, sociology)….The content is broad but appropriate in each of the three sections."
"A book with a unique perspective that will bring together research across several disciplines. It's helpful to have such a single source that provides an overview of the research on children and violence in several different contexts."
"The Editors and Contributors to this volume are excellent. I am especially familiar with Dr. Singer's work, which is superb."
"The papers are well written and reflect timely information that is well documented from research, and also explore policy implications within each area."
"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 STUDIES