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Behavioral Perspectives on Violent Behavior

  • Michael T. Nietzel
  • Dawn M. Hasemann
  • Donald R. Lynam
Part of the The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice book series (PSIC)

Abstract

In 1994, the most recent year for which we had official police statistics, 23,310 Americans were murdered, 102,100 were raped, 618, 820 were robbed, and 1,119,950 were assaulted by someone using a weapon (Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI], 1995). These figures underestimate the extent of violent crime in America because many crimes are never reported to the police, particularly those involving intrafamily violence. Although the rate of violent crime in the United States has flattened or, for some crimes, even declined in the 1990s, most Americans continue to list the fear of violent crime as one of their most important concerns.

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Conduct Problem Antisocial Behavior Oppositional Defiant Disorder Violent Crime Criminal Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael T. Nietzel
    • 1
  • Dawn M. Hasemann
    • 2
  • Donald R. Lynam
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychology and Graduate SchoolUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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