WorldCat Identities

Roth, Jeffrey A. 1945-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 157 publications in 1 language and 12,572 library holdings
Genres: Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HN90.V5, 303.6
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey A Roth
Understanding and preventing violence by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Violence: directly or indirectly, we are its victims every day. For some people, that means locking doors and windows and turning on porch lights at night; for others, escape is more difficult. In their streets, neighborhoods, and even their homes, violence is a constant threat. The result: a diminished quality of life lived in fear." "Violence is everywhere. If we escape its touch ourselves, we are continually bombarded with violent acts and their consequences in the guise of entertainment - in books, movies, and television - or in the daily news." "Yet the news media cover only the most sensational crimes, the tip of the massive iceberg of violent crime in America. This coverage, which in some cities includes record-setting garish yearly body counts, tells us - and the rest of the world - that American society is exceedingly dangerous." "But how violent are we? How do we measure violence in America, and how many violent crimes, in families and otherwise, go unreported? Are we becoming more violent? What can we do to find the answers to these and countless other questions?" "Violence has been the subject of a considerable amount of research, but often in unconnected areas or in response to specific violent events, such as assassinations or riots. In Understanding and Preventing Violence, a panel of experts assimilate the diverse research on the patterns and characteristics of violent behavior in the United States, including behaviors that have only recently been recognized as crimes - such as incest and spousal and elder abuse - and search for explanations and ways of altering these patterns and trends. The book describes what we know about certain types of violence, details insights into risk factors for violence in individuals and situations, and recommends new research efforts with short- and long-term payoffs." "Recognizing that our understanding of the causes of violence is limited and that there is a shortage of effective preventive actions, the authors emphasize what we do know - for example, that the potential for violence varies from city to city, street to street, and situation to situation; that not everyone exposed to the social and psychological pressures that can lead to violent behavior actually becomes violent; and that the almost 300 percent increase in the average time spent in prison by offenders has not produced a significant decrease in violent crime. The authors also propose some answers - such as several promising preventive strategies for reducing firearm-related violence that rely on existing laws." "Understanding and Preventing Violence will be a key tool in helping our society better focus its efforts in the struggle to find solutions to this tragic, painful aspect of human life."--Jacket
National evaluation of the COPS Program : Title I of the 1994 Crime Act( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxpayer compliance( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal offenders under community supervision, 1987-96 by William P Adams( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impacts of the 1994 assault weapons ban, 1994-96 by Jeffrey A Roth( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The COPS Program after 4 years : national evaluation by Jeffrey A Roth( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence in Cornet City : a problem-solving exercise by Patricia A Kelly( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firearms and violence by Jeffrey A Roth( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding and preventing violence by Jeffrey A Roth( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of facilities and programs for mentally disordered offenders by Charlotte A Kerr( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychoactive substances and violence by Jeffrey A Roth( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reducing violent crimes and intentional injuries by Jeffrey A Roth( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding and preventing violence by Albert J Reiss( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Understanding and preventing violence by Albert J Reiss( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains commissioned reviews of research on biological influences on violent or aggressive behavior. The areas reviewed include genetic contributions to the probability of violent and related behaviors; brain structure and functioning as implicated in aggressive behavior; the roles of hormonal and neurological interactions in violent behavior; the neurochemistry of violence and aggression and its implications for the management of those behaviors; and dietary influences on violent behavior
Understanding and preventing violence by National Research Council Staff( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume analyzes public perceptions and reactions to violence; estimates of the costs; the commonalities and complementarities of criminal justice and public health responses; efforts to reduce violence through the prediction and classification of violent offenders; and the relationships between trends in violence and prison population during a period of greatly increased use of incarceration
Taxpayer compliance( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social issues( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An updated assessment of the federal assault weapons ban : impacts on gun markets and gun violence, 1994-2003 : report to the National Institute of Justice, United States Department of Justice by Christopher S Koper( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This overview presents key findings and conclusions from a study sponsored by the National Institute of Justice to investigate the effects of the federal assault weapons ban. This study updates prior reports to the National Institute of Justice and the U.S. Congress on the assault weapons legislation."--Page 1
Biobehavioral influences( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consequences and control( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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