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Preventing male violence

Chapter


Abstract


  • Most violence is men's violence. While most men do not use violence,

    when violence occurs it is perpetrated largely by men. This

    is true particularly of violence against women, but also true of violence

    against men. Reflecting the influence of feminist advocacy

    and scholarship, there has for several decades been substantial

    attention to the gendered character and dynamics particularly of

    men's violence against women, and increasingly of men's violence

    against other men. In efforts to prevent men's violence, there is an

    increasing focus on engaging men and boys in prevention.

    This chapter provides an outline and assessment of efforts

    to engage men and boys in the prevention of men's violence. It

    focuses on primary prevention efforts in particular-activities

    which take place before violence has occurred to prevent initial

    perpetration or victimization. Because most violence prevention

    activities aimed self-consciously at men and boys concern forms

    of violence against women, much of the chapter addresses these,

    but it also addresses prevention efforts regarding other forms of

    interpersonal violence perpetrated by men.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Flood, M. (2015). Preventing male violence. In P. Donnelly & C. L. Ward (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention: Epidemiology, Evidence, and Policy (pp. 201-206). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Book Title


  • Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention: Epidemiology, Evidence, and Policy

Start Page


  • 201

End Page


  • 206

Abstract


  • Most violence is men's violence. While most men do not use violence,

    when violence occurs it is perpetrated largely by men. This

    is true particularly of violence against women, but also true of violence

    against men. Reflecting the influence of feminist advocacy

    and scholarship, there has for several decades been substantial

    attention to the gendered character and dynamics particularly of

    men's violence against women, and increasingly of men's violence

    against other men. In efforts to prevent men's violence, there is an

    increasing focus on engaging men and boys in prevention.

    This chapter provides an outline and assessment of efforts

    to engage men and boys in the prevention of men's violence. It

    focuses on primary prevention efforts in particular-activities

    which take place before violence has occurred to prevent initial

    perpetration or victimization. Because most violence prevention

    activities aimed self-consciously at men and boys concern forms

    of violence against women, much of the chapter addresses these,

    but it also addresses prevention efforts regarding other forms of

    interpersonal violence perpetrated by men.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Flood, M. (2015). Preventing male violence. In P. Donnelly & C. L. Ward (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention: Epidemiology, Evidence, and Policy (pp. 201-206). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Book Title


  • Oxford Textbook of Violence Prevention: Epidemiology, Evidence, and Policy

Start Page


  • 201

End Page


  • 206