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Violence : The Enduring Problem - by Alex Alvarez & Ronet Bachman (Paperback)

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This undergraduate textbook is accessible to recent high school graduates, returning students, and less-prepared students taking courses in criminal justice and sociology. Written in plain language and a conversational tone, the text offers recent, high-profile cases from around the world, along with a reader-friendly, two-color layout featuring b&w photos, bold vocabulary terms, summary charts, discussion questions, and a 20-page glossary. Opening chapters offer background on the history of violence in America, methods for measuring violence, and theories that explain violence, such as biological and sociological explanations. There is also a chapter on related factors, such as guns and gun control, alcohol and drugs, and the media. Later chapters are devoted to assault and murder, violence in the home, ****** and sexual assault, violence in the streets, crowd violence, terrorism, genocide, and prevention. This third edition contains new material on current events, such as police shootings, the Black Lives Matter movement, gang violence, ISIS, and ****** in the military. Also new are “What Are We Doing About It” sections (several in each chapter), looking at social policy initiatives. Chapter ending review questions are also new. The companion web site offers instructor resources including lecture slides and test questions. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 497
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Author: Alex Alvarez & Ronet Bachman
Language: English
Street Date: November 16, 2016
TCIN: 51545226
UPC: 9781506349060
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-7274
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