Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New Book List Recommendation: Preventing Violence in Australia

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can subscribe to the New Library Books email or view the New Books list online. For instructions how to borrow an eBook by downloading check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password and additional software will need to be installed to download books, otherwise most eBooks can be read online.

A title of interest is:
Preventing violence in Australia: Policy, practice and solutions edited by Andrew Day and Ephren Fernandez.
Call Number: 364.40994 PRE

This title has chapters on a wide range of matters, including alcohol and violence, bullying, perpetrators and homicide, masculinity and violence, and violence in health services .

An extract from the publisher's website states:

This book has been written for all of those who are interested in understanding and preventing violence in Australia. Whether it occurs in the home, in the workplace, whilst out socialising or on the sports field, the personal, social, and economic costs of violence are often profound. Not only does it damage the physical and psychological health of those who are directly involved, but it also impacts adversely on many others - including witnesses, family and friends, and those law enforcement and health professionals who are expected to respond. And yet, there have been few previous attempts to draw together the various disciplinary and professional perspectives on how we might approach the task of preventing violence in Australia.

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