Lecture 6 - Violence and Abuse Causes and Preventions What...

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Violence and Abuse Causes and Preventions
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What is Violence Violence- A set of behaviors that produce injuries as well as outcomes of these behaviors Intentional injuries- injuries committed on purpose with intent to harm Unintentional injuries- injuries committed without intent to harm
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Societal Causes Poverty Unemployment Parental Influence Cultural beliefs The media Discrimination/Oppression Religious Differences
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More Causes Breakdowns in the criminal justice system Stress Heavy use of alcohol and other substances Crime
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Anger Primary Aggression is goal-directed, hostile self-assertion that is destructive in nature Reactive Aggression is more often part of an emotional reaction brought about by frustrating life experiences. Frustrations are one of the central causes of anger
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Substance Abuse Alcohol is related to over half of violent crimes committed Chronic drinkers are more likely to have a history of violent behavior Using illegal drugs is more common among criminals 86 % of assailants are linked to use of alcohol at the time of domestic abuse
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More on Substance Abuse 92% of assailants report using alcohol or other drugs the day of the attack Substance Abuse increases both the rates
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HPER-H 263 taught by Professor Brandon during the Fall '06 term at Indiana.

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Lecture 6 - Violence and Abuse Causes and Preventions What...

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