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Violence
The Enduring Problem

Third Edition


© 2017 | 520 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Third Edition of Violence: The Enduring Problem offers an interdisciplinary and reader-friendly exploration of the patterns and correlations of individual and collective violent acts using the most contemporary research, theories, and cases. Responding to the fear of pervasive violence in the world, authors Alex Alvarez and Ronet Bachman address the various legislative, social, and political efforts to curb violent behavior. They expertly incorporate a wide range of the most current cases to help readers interpret the nature and dynamics of a variety of different, yet connected, forms of violence. While most texts of this type simply cover individual acts of violence, this book offers readers a broader perspective, covering more collective violence activities such as terrorism, mob violence, and genocide.

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
1. As American as Apple Pie
Connecting Violence  
Defining Violence  
Measuring Violence  
Violence and US Society  
Conclusions  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
 
2. Explaining Violence
Ethological and Biological Explanations of Violence  
Sociological Explanations of Violence  
Explaining Collective Violence  
Conclusions  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
 
3. Aiding and Abetting Violence
Guns and Violence  
What Are We Doing About Guns?  
Alcohol  
Illicit Drugs  
What Are We Doing About Alcohol and Drugs?  
The Media and Violence  
Conclusions  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
 
4. Assault and Murder: A Continuum of Violence
Defining Assault and Homicide  
Violent Interactions  
What Are We Doing About Murder?  
Conclusions  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
 
5. Violence in the Home
Intimate Partner Violence  
How Many Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Are There?  
Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Violence  
What Are We Doing About IPV?  
Violence in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Relationships  
Stalking  
What Are We Doing About Stalking?  
Child Abuse  
What Are We Doing About Physical Child Abuse?  
Elder Abuse  
What Are We Doing About Elder Abuse?  
Conclusions  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
 
6. Rape and Sexual Assault
How Many Rape and Sexual Assault Victims Are There?  
Rape on College Campuses  
Rape In Prison  
Rape and the US Military  
Genocide and Rape  
Factors Related to Rape  
What Are We Doing About Rape?  
Conclusions  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
 
7. Stranger Danger and Violence in the Streets
Robbery  
What Are We Doing About Robbery?  
Bank Robbery  
Workplace Violence  
Violent Hate Crimes  
What Are We Doing About Hate Crime?  
Street Gang Violence  
What Are We Doing About Street Gang Violence?  
Conclusions  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
 
8. Crowd Violence
Mobs and Crowds  
Mob Mentality  
Riots  
Race Riots  
Lynching  
Vigilantism  
Conclusions  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
 
9. Terrorism
Defining Terrorism  
History of Terrorism  
How Frequent Are Terrorist Acts?  
Types of Terrorism  
Who Becomes a Terrorist?  
Tactics and Weapons  
What Are We Doing About Terrorism?  
Conclusions  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
 
10. Genocide
Defining Genocide  
20th Century Genocide  
Why Do Genocides Happen?  
Precursors to Genocide  
Perpetrators of Genocide  
Victims of Genocide  
When People Do Nothing: The Bystanders to Genocide  
What Are We Doing About Genocide?  
Conclusions  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
 
11. Toward Violence Prevention
Costs of Violence  
Criminal Justice Responses to Violence  
Violence as a Public Health Problem  
Conclusions  
Key Terms  
Discussion Questions  
 
Endnotes
 
Glossary
 
Index
 
About the Authors

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