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The Enduring Problem

Second Edition

December 2013 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Violence: The Enduring Problem explores a number of different types of both individual and collective violent acts and examines the linkages, behaviors, ideas, perceptions, and justifications that connect these different types of violence. Inspired generally by the fear of the pervasive violence in the world, the text also addresses legislative, social, and political efforts to curb violent behavior.  This book differs from many of the books on violence in that it incorporates a broad interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the patterns and correlates of violence using the most up-to-date research and theories and presents them in a style intended to be accessible to a wide audience of readers.

2. In Focus boxes provide personal narratives, case studies and related information to enhance the chapter coverage.

3. Broad coverage addresses legislative, social, and political efforts to curb violent behavior

4. Violence: An Enduring Problem examines both individual and collective forms of violence and, unlike other texts on the subject, illustrates the linkages between these two general types of violent acts.

5. The  interdisciplinary approach that draws from a number of different disciplines including criminology and criminal justice, sociology, psychology, political science, and public health.

New To This Edition

· Inclusion of new developments in the field of violence studies

· Less emphasis on esoteric research and abstract policy studies.

· Updated throughout with new data and examples

· Increased number of end of chapter questions.

· Instructor Resources are new to this edition.

Chapter 1. As American as Apple Pie
Chapter 2. Explaining Violence
Chapter 3. Aiding and Abetting Violence
Chapter 4. Assault and Murder
Chapter 5. Violence in the Home
Chapter 6. Stranger Danger
Chapter 7. Rape and Sexual Assault
Chapter 8. Mob Violence
Chapter 9. Terrorism
Chapter 10. Genocide
Chapter 11. Toward Violence Prevention

A useful book to supplement theoretical and contemporary approaches to violence in US society. The book adopts a particular ethnocentric approach but is insightful for all. Would not adopt it for a UK Undergrad course.

Applied Social Science (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
January 12, 2014

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