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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors according to procedures approved by a Report Review Committee consisting of members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

The panel study on understanding and preventing violence was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Institute of Justice of the U.S. Department of Justice. Additional funding to support publication of the commissioned papers was provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Institute of Justice.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Understanding and preventing violence.

"Panel on the Understanding and Control of Violent Behavior, Committee on Law and Justice, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents: v. [1]. [without special title] — v. 4. Consequences and control.

1. Violence—United States. 2. Violence—United States—Prevention. 3. Violent crimes—United States. I. Reiss, Albert J. II. Roth, Jeffrey A., 1945- III. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on the Understanding and Control of Violent Behavior.

HN90.V5U53 1993 303.6 92-32137

ISBN 0-309-04594-0 (v. 1)

ISBN 0-309-05079-0 (v. 4)

Copyright 1994 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

Printed in the United States of America.

First Printing, May 1994

Second Printing, November 1994



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