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Violence
The Enduring Problem

Fifth Edition


February 2024 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Fifth 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 concerns regarding pervasive domestic and global violence, authors Alex Alvarez and Ronet Bachman address the various legislative, social, and political efforts to curb violent behavior. They incorporate a wide range of the most current cases to help readers interpret the nature and dynamics of various forms of violence. This book stands apart from other texts with its broad perspective that includes coverage of collective acts of violence such as terrorism, mob violence, and genocide.

 
Chapter 1: Defining Violence
 
Chapter 2: Why Do We Do It?
 
Chapter 3: Assault and Murder: A Continuum of Violence
 
Chapter 4: Serial, Mass, and Spree Killing
 
Chapter 5: Violence in the Home
 
Chapter 6: Rape and Sexual Assault
 
Chapter 7: Stranger Crime and Street Violence
 
Chapter 8: Hate Crimes
 
Chapter 9: Crowd Violence
 
Chapter 10: Terrorism
 
Chapter 11: Genocide
 
Chapter 12: Towards Violence Prevention

Supplements

Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Updated data and statistics in every chapter
  • Revised examples and case studies throughout
  • New research on the causes and impact of violence
  • Added discussion on current topics and issues, including:
    •  Ways in which terrorism has changed in recent years (Chapter 10)
    •  The significant increase in mass killing events (Chapter 4)
    •  The whys behind record high levels of antisemitism and other forms of hate crime, including the recent resurgence of hate crime against Asian-Americans (Chapter 8)
  • Enhanced coverage of the connections and overlap between different forms of violence
  • Systematized discussion of social policy initiatives into “What Are We Doing About It?” sections in each chapter. 
  • Revised language to define different identity groups, in conformance with the latest recommendations from the 7th edition of the APA Manual regarding bias-free language.

    KEY FEATURES:



    • In Focus boxes provide personal narratives, case studies, and related information to enhance 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 textbooks on the subject, this book illustrates the linkages between these two general types of violent acts.
    • The interdisciplinary approach draws from several different disciplines, including criminology and criminal justice, sociology, psychology, political science, and public health.
    • A systematized discussion of social policy initiatives are in What Are We Doing About It? sections, making it easier for readers to identify those discussions in each chapter.
    • Each chapter ends with a listing of key terms and ideas, as well as discussion exercises that further guide students in exploring chapter concepts.

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