The Enduring Problem
- Alex Alvarez - Northern Arizona University, USA
- Ronet D. Bachman - University of Delaware, USA
Sociology of Deviance | Sociology of Violence/Abuse | Violence / Abuse | Violence / Abuse |
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.
Password-protected instructor resources include the following.
- An LMS-compatible test bank containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter 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.
- Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
- Video and web resources include relevant links that appeal to students with different learning styles.
Open access student resources include the following.
- Video and web resources that bring concepts to life and meet the learning needs of today’s media-savvy learners.
- Mobile-friendly flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts.
“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.”
“This textbook is a powerful broad-spectrum resource on violence in the United States and around the world.”
“A well-written text that explores the wide array of issues in violent crime.”
“The textbook is easy to understand, comprehensive, and highlights the current state of violence research.”
“A good examination of violence from a generally non-interpersonal focus.”
“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.”
“Very good book that is highly accessible and very detailed.”