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Shootings. Stabbings. Rapes. Acts of terror. These can’t happen here. But they do.
Are these truly random events? Can this violence ever be stopped? Can it be prevented? Can we at least reduce the risk?
Violence: Why People Do Bad Things, with Strategies to Reduce that Risk probes the subject through key chapters revised as necessary to bring the subject up to the minute drawn from Dr. Flannery’s other groundbreaking books. Flannery is among those at the forefront, studying the effects of violence and posttraumatic stress disorder. The information here highlights the significant findings in this research, over the past quarter-century, on the topics of psychological trauma, PTSD, and its victims.
Writing on Flannery’s Preventing Youth Violence, child psychiatrist Marcia Scott, M.D., says: This is not a novel. Dr. Flannery uses his characters and stories to illustrate where and how to look for the warning signs of violence. Civility and community matter, but I think Dr. Flannery does not take the usual tack of bemoaning their loss since, in his eyes, they are more effect than cause. His message is that to a large extent the violence epidemic is a product of our failure to be appalled by it and our failure to do something about it every day.
The present book is published to reduce suffering and save lives.