This paper review the theoretical bases for understanding and addressing violent criminal behavior. It then discusses ways of dealing with that behavior. The paper also specifically addresses domestic violence.
The rate of violent crime in the United States is the highest among all developed countries and is higher than that found in most developing countries (The secret, 1994, pp. 38-40). Violent crime consistently increases in the United States at the rate of 5 percent per year. Violence in the United States has reached epidemic proportions (Mason, 1993, pp. 1-3). Violence is most typically an outgrowth of conflict when peaceful..