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Violence: The Enduring Problem

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Author: Alvarez, Alexander C.

Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc

Edition: 4

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 488

Release Date: 16-01-2020

Details: Product Description 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. The authors expertly incorporate a wide range of current cases to help readers interpret the nature and dynamics of a variety of different, yet connected, forms of violence. The Fourth Edition represents a significant step forward in presenting a more complete and contemporary analysis of violence. Included in this edition is a new chapter on hate crime, a new chapter devoted to multicide, and updated discussions on current topical issues, including the #MeToo movement and epigenetics.   Review "Violence: The Enduring Problem is a readable, sensible presentation of the current state of the field. It gives balanced coverage of both street violence and political violence. The most holistic text currently available." -- Christopher W. Mullins "This textbook is a powerful broad-spectrum resource on violence in the United States and around the world." -- Rochelle Rowley "A well-written text that explores the wide array of issues in violent crime." -- Kristine Levan "The textbook is easy to understand, comprehensive, and highlights the current state of violence research." -- Egbert Zavala "A good examination of violence from a generally non-interpersonal focus." -- Carolyn Slotten "I do enjoy this text and have used it multiple times…I would describe it as comprehensive enough to give a good overview of different types of violence but in-depth enough to do most of the justice." -- Monica Merrill "Very good book that is highly accessible and very detailed." -- Gary Maynard About the Author Alex Alvarez, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. From 2001 until 2003 he was the founding Director of the Martin-Springer Institute for Teaching the Holocaust, Tolerance, and Humanitarian Values. His first book, Governments, Citizens, and Genocide, was published by Indiana University Press in 2001. His other books include Murder American Style (2002), Genocidal Crimes (2009), and Native America and the Question of Genocide (2014). He has also served as an editor for the journal Violence and Victims, was a founding co-editor of the journal Genocide Studies and Prevention, was a co-editor of the H-Genocide List Serve. He has been invited to speak and present his research in various countries such as Austria, Bosnia, Canada, England, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Ronet Bachman, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. She is coauthor of Statistical Methods for Crime and Criminal Justice, coauthor of The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, co-editor of Explaining Crime and Criminology: Essays in Contemporary Criminal Theory. In addition, she is author of Death and Violence on the Reservation; coauthor of Stress, Culture, and Aggression in the United States; and coauthor of Murder American Style as well as numerous articles and papers that examine the epidemiology and etiology of violence, with a particular emphasis on women, the elderly, and minority populations. Her most recent federally funded research examines the desistance trajectories of drug-involved offenders 10 years after release from prison using a mixed-method design.

Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches

Languages: English