chapter  2
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Principles of reducing behaviour

ByClive R. Hollin

Following the view of violence as a public health issue, three established strategies from disease control – eradication, prevention, and treatment – are each considered. When these three strategies are applied to the task of reducing interpersonal violence they introduce a range of conceptual and practical issues. Given the overlap on one hand between prohibition and prevention and, on the other hand, between prevention and treatment, it is explained that the primary emphasis will be on prohibition and treatment in reducing interpersonal violence.