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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


Alexander C. Alvarez

Alex Alvarez, PhD, is a professor in the department of criminology and criminal justice atNorthern Arizona University. From 2001 until 2003, he was the founding director of theMartin-Springer Institute for Teaching the Holocaust, Tolerance, and Humanitarian Values.In 2017–2018, he served as the Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Holocaust andGenocide Studies at Stockton University. His first book, Governments, Citizens, and Genocide,was published by Indiana University Press in 2001. His other books include Murder AmericanStyle (2002), Genocidal Crimes (2009), Native America and the Question of Genocide (2014), andUnsteady Ground... More About Author

Ronet D. Bachman

Ronet D. Bachman, PhD, worked as a statistician at the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S.Department of Justice, before going back to an academic career; she is now a professor in theDepartment of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. She is coauthorof Statistical Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice and coeditor of Explaining Criminalsand Crime: Essays in Contemporary Criminal Theory. In addition, she is the author of Death andViolence on the Reservation and coauthor of Stress, Culture, and Aggression; Murder AmericanStyle; and Violence: The Enduring Problem, along with numerous articles and papers that... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781071859193