(Book - 2008)

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Title: Violence
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2008
Characteristics: 234 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Louise Gerdes, book editor
Notes: STO
Contents: Ch. 1. Is violence a serious problem?: Violent crime is a serious problem / Mary Lou Leary ; Violent crime is decreasing / Tim Wise ; School violence threatens American youth / Neal McCluskey ; School violence is a decreasing problem / Editors of The Economist ; Domestic violence is a serious problem / Dianne Feinstein ; The problem of domestic violence is exaggerated / Stephen Baskerville
Ch. 2. What factors contribute to human violence?: Human violence is a product of natural selection / Richard Wrangham ; Violence is not the only path to evolutionary success / Robert M. Sapolsky ; Blacks and Hispanics are more likely to commit violent crimes / Jared Taylor ; Higher minority crime rates do not justify White fear or racial profiling / Tim Wise ; The causes of domestic violence are complex / Diana Mahoney ; American culture promotes violence / Rod Liddle
Ch. 3. What factors lead to youth violence?: Violent video games and aggressive behavior in children are linked / Elizabeth K. Carll ; The link between violent video games and youth violence is unproven / Cheryl K. Olson ; Gang membership increases youth violence / James C. Howell ; Bullying is a key factor in threats of youth violence / Cindy Horswell ; Parenting by peers explains youth violence / Gabor Maté
Ch. 4. How should society respond to violence?: Gun control laws reduce violent crime / Juliet A. Leftwich ; Gun control laws do not reduce violent crime / John C. Moorhouse and Brent Wanner ; Tougher sentencing guidelines reduce violent crime / Wall Street Journal ; Tougher sentencing guidelines do not reduce violent crime / Alan Reynolds ; Zero-tolerance policies at U.S. schools are necessary / Spokesman Review ; Zero-tolerance policies at U.S. schools are unnecessary / Trent England and Steve Muscatello ; Promoting marriage will reduce domestic violence / Melissa G. Pardue and Robert Rector ; Promoting marriage will not reduce domestic violence / Family Violence Prevention Fund
Additional Contributors: Gerdes, Louise I. 1953-
ISBN: 0737733659
Branch Call Number: 303.6 V795o 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Aggressiveness Violence
Topical Term: Aggressiveness
LCCN: 2007029808
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