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This book is written for professionals working in the mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice/criminal justice, and research fields, as well as students studying these fields and individuals affected by violence. The author has made the book readable for anyone who is interested in this area or is raising a child with attachment problems. Her goal is to make a case for the fact that juvenile and adult violence begins very early in life, and it is both preventable and treatable. Her research and experience, gained through over 30 years in this profession, will demonstrate that society must intervene early in the lives of children living in violent, neglectful, criminal, and substance-dependent families. Appropriate care, safety, and health for all children is in the world's best interest. This is not to justify dangerous behavior by adults. Both adults and adolescents must take responsibility for their behavior. However, if we have the capacity to assess, prevent, and treat violence and sexual offending, and to prevent future offending behaviors, to not do so is a crime.