The Study of Violent Crime Its Correlates and Concerns (Hardcover)
|Author: Scott/ Roberson Mire|
Presenting a clear definition of violent crime, its correlates, and its impacts, this text covers historical trends, poverty and abuse, sociological theory, psychological theory, biological factors, and institutional influences. Written in an easily accessible format, the classic textbook layout provides over 150 photos, action boxes, case studies, tables and charts, references, and a glossary. Each chapter includes an outline, key concepts and issues, and review questions, and a companion website provides interactive learning, updates, study guides, and related references. An ancillary package for instructors is available with qualifying course adoption.
From the Publisher:
Violence is a complex subject that is rooted in a multitude of disciplines, including not only criminology but also psychology, sociology, biology, and other social science disciplines. It is only through understanding violence as a concept that we can hope to respond to it appropriately and to prevent it. The Study of Violent Crime: Its Correlates and Concerns is a comprehensive text that provides a current analysis of violence and violent crime in the United States.
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Organized in logical fashion, each chapter builds on previous ones and makes use of concrete examples to clarify concepts. Action boxes help readers focus on salient points and review questions appear at the end of each chapter, enabling readers to test their assimilation of the material.