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By Patel, Deepali; Simon, Melissa A.; Taylor, Rachel M.

The earlier 25 years have noticeable a massive paradigm shift within the box of violence prevention, from the belief that violence is inevitable to the popularity that violence is preventable. a part of this shift has happened in brooding about why violence happens, and the place intervention issues may lie. In exploring the prevalence of violence, researchers have well-known the tendency for violent acts to cluster, to spread  Read more...

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There are crosscutting areas of oppression that are integral to understanding the contagion of violence. S. criminal justice system (which reduces their ability to become resilient to or immune to violence) exacerbates their susceptibility to violence. Gender Dr. Gorman-Smith commented on gender and its relation to family and disruption, noting that 92 percent of incarcerated parents are men, and the number is growing. She stated that there is a lot of attention to reentry programs, but that most of those programs are focused on work and education.

Featherstone argued that only a small number of rioters were members of gangs, and even then they behaved in ways not typical of gang rivalries. Throughout his presentation, Mr.

Poverty, as a conduit of 32 CONTAGION OF VIOLENCE such things as hopelessness, economic repression, fear, lack of resources, and isolation, create an ideal breeding ground for the promulgation of violence. For example, Dr. Iris PrettyPaint of Native Aspirations commented that Native Americans do not understand what is meant by “recession” because, for them, it is the norm, sometimes experiencing well over 40 percent unemployment. She also commented that Native Americans are wards of the government, which creates economic dependency.

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