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Social Reality of Violence and Violent Crime, The

by Henry H. Brownstein

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Published by Allyn & Bacon .
Written in English


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Number of Pages224
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Open LibraryOL7411118M
ISBN 100205288073
ISBN 109780205288076

The Study of Violent Crime: Its Correlates and Concerns - CRC Press Book 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.   The Violent crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of , supported by the Clinton Administration and enacted last year, perfectly embodies official Washington's thinking about crime.

Offering a unique and interdisciplinary focus on the roots of violence, Violent Crime: Clinical and Social Implications explores cutting-edge research on the etiology, nature, assessment, and treatment of individuals who commit violent crimes. This edited volume covers the foundations of criminal behavior, offers a balanced discussion of both environmental and biological research, and includes /5(7).   About the Book. Random Violence is a deft and thought-provoking exploration of the ways we talk about—and why we worry about—new crimes and new forms of victimization. Focusing on so-called random crimes such as freeway shootings, gang violence, hate crimes, stalking, and wilding, Joel Best shows how new crime problems emerge and how some quickly fade from public attention .

  By Peter Kaufman. Violence is ubiquitous. We see it in television shows, movies, video games, and advertisements; we read about it in news articles, magazines, and books; we speak about it—both literally when we recount what’s happening in the world, but more often figuratively with an array of violent phrases that pervade our everyday speech; we fear it with our security systems, gun. The language used in news reports, on the other hand, is also a crucial feature that adds to the distortion the media intends to paint the story with. For instance, when youth violence is an occurring theme in crime reports, a specific choice of language leads to the construction of a reality and ideas regarding crimes committed by young people.


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Social Reality of Violence and Violent Crime, The by Henry H. Brownstein Download PDF EPUB FB2

Since the language of social constructionism is often difficult to understand, this book utilizes simple explanations of how violence and violent crime are socially constructed. This book succeeds in making an abstract but important theory accessible by grounding these explanations in specific historical and biographical experiences of American by: This book is written in the form of stories that individually and collectively describe violence and violent crime in the U.S.

in the twentieth century. Because violence means different things to different people, this book attempts to show students the many ways in which we as a society think about violence and how these perceptions have developed in our society during the twentieth century.

The book “The Social Reality of Violence and Violent Crime” by Henry tein concerns a very critical and disturbing aspect of life of our modernsome of the most hotly debated topics today are in one way or another connected to violence, be they issues of adolescent crime, the high percentage of violent behavior at the workplace, in families, violence by drug addicts, etc.

This book is written in the form of stories that individually and collectively describe violence and violent crime in America in the twentieth century.

Because violence means different things to different people, this book attempts to show the many ways in which we as a society think about violence and how these perceptions have developed in our society during the twentieth century.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages ; 23 cm: Contents: The social meaning of violence and violent crime. The social construction of reality --The meaning of violence --The measurement of violence and violent crime --Why we tell the stories we tell about violence --The legend of the drug-crazed ng drug users as violent offenders.

In Part I, Violent Crime examines the origins of violence, including family and other social factors, media violence, genetics, biochemistry, and head injuries. Part II delves into research on specific subgroups of offenders, including sex offenders, domestic violence perpetrators, murderers, and serial murderers/5(7).

Brownstein (), who specifically examines the social construction of violent crime, states that violence, " refers to something that involves social activity; the threat, attempt or use of physical force; and the intent of gaining dominance over another or others " In doing so.

Henry Brownstein’s book, The Social Reality of Violence and Violent Crime, and Joel Best’s books, Random Violence and Damn Lies and Statistics, have various connections.

“The social world is which we live is designed by us in the context of our own values and interest,” per Brownstein. This book is designed to be an introductory text to the research on violent crime.

This makes this text suitable for academic classes on criminal violence, criminal justice, forensic psychology, criminal offending and profiling, violence and victimology, and sociology and social work classes focused on violence.

Offering a unique and interdisciplinary focus on the roots of violence, Violent Crime: Clinical and Social Implications explores cutting-edge research on the etiology, nature, assessment, and treatment of individuals who commit violent crimes.

This edited volume covers the foundations of criminal behavior, offers a balanced discussion of both environmental and biological4/5(8). This third edition of Violence in America is a completely new book with all 12 chapters of this volume written specifically for chapters survey a wealth of new research on the long-term dynamics of murder and other crimes of violence.

The contributors identify and diagnose the circumstances of recurring epidemics of violent crime that have swept the social landscape of the United. Media Exposure and Violent Crimes.

Overall, a causal link between media exposure and violent criminal behavior has yet to be validated, and most researchers steer clear of making such causal assumptions.

Instead, many emphasize that media does not directly cause aggression and violence so much as operate as a risk factor among other variables (Bushman & Anderson, ; Warburton, ).Author: Nickie Phillips. In Part I, Violent Crime examines the origins of violence, including family and other social factors, media violence, genetics, biochemistry, and head injuries.

Part II delves into research on specific subgroups of offenders, including sex offenders, domestic violence perpetrators, murderers, and serial murderers.

How We Misunderstand Mass Incarceration. became blinded to the reality of the North Vietnamese government—and on and on. pretextual attacks on violence.” Violent crimes that are. Offering a unique and interdisciplinary focus on the roots of violence, Violent Crime: Clinical and Social Implications explores cutting-edge research on the etiology, nature, assessment, and treatment of individuals who commit violent crimes.

This edited volume covers the foundations of criminal behavior, offers a balanced discussion of both environmental and biological research, and. Films, music videos, and television programs promote violence by creating a social reality in which violent actions are the norm.

Voluntary self-censorship and an effort to build a realistic community view of violence—while difficult to imagine—offer the potential for system-wide change and virtual elimination of violence in America.

This edited volume is designed to cover both the foundations of criminal behavior as well as 'cutting edge' research on the etiology, nature, assessment, and treatment of individuals who commit violent crime. Interdisciplinary in nature, this text draws from research in clinical psychology, social psychology, criminal justice, medicine, and.

Get this from a library. Violence in society: the reality behind violent crime. [Elie Godsi] -- "Elie Godsi here explores the roots of violent crime in the experiences of childhood abuse, trauma and neglect.

He offers a challenging and critical examination of the way in which society tries to. Social media presents a double-edged sword when it comes to violent crimes, providing a platform that can contribute to an escalation in criminal activity, yet at the same time offering evidence to authorities that can lead to arrests, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Officials in Chicago, on track to have more than murders for the second year in a row, report social media often Author: Wanda Carruthers. Domestic violence is characterized as harassing or aggressive behavior within an intimate relationship. This form of violence is among the most under-reported of crimes.

Domestic violence typically involves physical and sexual attacks, psychological abuse, in addition to harming property or pets. Other articles where The Social Reality of Crime is discussed: Richard Quinney: In The Social Reality of Crime (), for example, he concluded that public conceptions of crime are constructed in the political arena to serve political purposes.

Taking a neo-Marxist approach in Critique of Legal Order (), he introduced a theory of legal order intended to demystify.This is “Deviance, Crime, and Social Control”, chapter 5 from the book Sociology: Brief Edition In some inner-city areas, they said, a subculture of violence promotes a violent response to insults and other problems, which people in middle-class areas would probably ignore.

Public opinion about crime does not always match reality. Small improvements in parents’ social mobility can significantly reduce the likelihood of children growing up to commit violent crimes, according .