Violence Prevention and Control Programs in the Navy: A Review of Programs, Program Effectiveness, and Factors Affecting Program Success.
Final rept. Jan-Oct 96,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The prevalence of violence in everyday life is of universal concern. Terrorism, domestic violence, child abuse, and gang violence exemplify the types of violence that make people feel more vulnerable and cause them to feel that they exist in an increasingly violence prone society. This concern of the prevalence of violence in every day life is not limited to the civilian population. The U.S. military is increasingly concerned with the amount of violence that affects members in non-combat situations and that invades their family life. The present study was proposed to provide a better understanding of the many programs that are in use designed to deal with violence and their effectiveness. At present, the large number and variety of programs operating at different levels have not been coordinated nor comparatively assessed, which prevents the employment of a coherent, coordinated strategy for controlling violence in the Navy. The objectives of this study were 1 to identify and categorize the various violence control and prevention approaches and interventions that are currently used in the Navy, 2 to determine the nature of measurements used to assess effectiveness of these programs, and 3 to identify organizational and contextual factors which facilitate or inhibit attempts to reduce or eliminate violence.
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