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Violence
The Enduring Problem

Third Edition
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November 2016 | 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

Supplements

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    • Microsoft® Word® test bank, is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
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    Our Student Study Site is completely open-access and offers a wide range of additional features.

    The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

    • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
    • Video and web resources include relevant links that appeal to students with different learning styles.
    Key features

    NEW TO THIS EDITION

    • New data, photos, and examples feature a variety of topics including police shootings, the Black Lives Matter Movement, rape in the military, gang violence, and ISIS.
    • Enhanced discussions of contemporary issues—such as riots, guns, and gun control—better reflect the complexities and new developments in those areas.
    • A more systematized discussion of social policy initiatives can be found in “What Are We Doing About It?” sections, making it easier for the reader to identify those discussions in each chapter.
    • A dramatically revised concluding chapter on intervention and prevention offers readers a more comprehensive discussion of current initiatives and policies designed to address violence from both a criminal justice and public health perspective.
    • Additional end-of-chapter questions help students effectively review chapter content and make connections to important concepts.

    KEY FEATURES

    • In Focus boxes provide personal narratives, case studies, and related information to enhance the chapter coverage.
    • Broad coverage addresses legislative, social, and political efforts to curb violent behavior.
    • Both individual and collective forms of violence are examined and, unlike other texts on the subject, the book illustrates the linkages between these two general types of violent acts.
    • The interdisciplinary approach draws from a number of different disciplines including criminology and criminal justice, sociology, psychology, political science, and public health.

    Sample Materials & Chapters

    Chapter 4

    Chapter 7


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