Category: Violence In Society

Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime 2016 : Contributions from the Island of Ireland
This book provides a unique insight into the lived realities of hate crime in Ireland and its treatment within the criminal justice system. The significance of the Irish case is contextualised within the European and global...

09.07.2016

Rethinking School Bullying : Dominance, Identity and School Culture
This book takes a new angle on a much-studied phenomenon, focusing on the role of domination and identity construction, understanding and self-knowledge, moral transformation and the social community, systems of training and...

22.06.2017

Beasts : What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good and Evil
In his previous bestsellers, Masson has showed us that animals can teach us much about our own emotions--love (dogs), contentment (cats), and grief (elephants), among others. In Beasts, he demonstrates that the violence we...

09.06.2016

Youth Violence : Theory, Prevention, and Intervention
In the U.S., youth violence is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24. This volume, authored by a noted psychotherapist with more than 30 years of experience in family violence, examines...

08.06.2016

The Paradox of Youth Violence
Is a teenage violent offender a dangerous predator-or a vulnerable innocent that we should rescue from a life of crime? J. William Spencer probes our ambivalent response to youth violence to show how deeply entwined issues of...

21.08.2015

The Dynamics of Radicalization : A Relational and Comparative Perspective
Why is it that some social movements engaged in contentious politics experience radicalization whereas others do not? The Dynamics of Radicalization offers an innovative reply by investigating how and when social movement...

26.10.2015

Krav Maga Professional Tactics : The Contact Combat System of the Israeli Martial Arts
WINNER - Sports, 2016 Best Books Award BECAUSE NOT ALL KRAV MAGA IS THE SAME TM Israeli krav maga is the official self-defense system of the Israel Defense Forces. Krav maga training shares the same principles for civilians,...

17.11.2017

Overcoming Violence Against Women and Girls : The International Campaign to Eradicate a World-wide Problem
This book provides university students, policy makers, activists, public health workers, clinicians, and lay citizens alike with a vivid overview of the scope of the problem of gender-based violence worldwide, as well as a sense...

08.08.2017

Under Deadman's Skin : Discovering the Meaning of Children's Violent Play
The five-and six-year-olds in my class have invented a new game they call suicide. I have never seen a game I hate so much in which all the children involved are so happy. So begins Under Deadman's Skin, a deceptively...

25.04.2013

Inequality, Grievances, and Civil War
This book argues that political and economic inequalities following group lines generate grievances that in turn can motivate civil war. Lars-Erik Cederman, Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, and Halvard Buhaug offer a theoretical...

15.09.2013

On the Uses and Abuses of Political Apologies
Examining the complex nature of state apologies for past injustices, this probes the various functions they fulfil within contemporary democracies. Cutting-edge theoretical and empirical research and insightful philosophical...

01.04.2016

Invisible No More : Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color
A timely examination of the ways Black women, Indigenous women, and other women of color are uniquely affected by racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. Invisible No More is a timely examination of how...

28.01.2013

The Cowards Guide to Conflict : Empowering Solutions for Those Who Would Rather Run Than Fight
Nobody likes conflict, but you can't avoid it. Top performers just like you face problems every day. If you know how to deal with conflict well, you can turn it into your biggest opportunity for success. The Top...

21.12.2017

Violence : Reflections on Our Deadliest Epidemic
James Gilligan lays the foundation for a complete re-thinking of the nature and meaning of violence in society. He reveals the motives of men who commit horrifying crimes, men who not only kill other people, but also destroy...

28.09.2017

What's Making You Angry? : 10 Steps To Transforming Anger So Everyone Wins
The Life-Enriching Purpose of Anger When we're angry, we tend to get caught up in moralistic judgments about the wrongness of the other person's behavior. As the tension builds, the best we've learned is to...

27.08.2015

Abuse : Questions and Answers for Counsellors and Therapists
This book explores key areas of working with adult survivors of childhood abuse that in the author's experience as a practitioner, trainer, and supervisor are frequent concerns of those working in this field. Areas covered...

30.05.2014

The Spectacular Favela : Violence in Modern Brazil
In Rio de Janeiro's favelas, traffickers assert power through conspicuous displays of wealth and force, brandishing high-powered guns, gold jewelry, and piles of cash and narcotics. Police, for their part, conduct raids...

04.07.2012

Loving to Survive : Sexual Terror, Men's Violence, and Women's Lives
Have you wondered: Why women are more sympathetic than men toward O. J. Simpson? Why women were no more supportive of the Equal Rights Amendment than men? Why women are no more likely than men to support a female political...

22.12.2014

The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution : Preserving Relationships at Work, at Home and in the Community
Problems that "just won't go away" can be settled through methods developed by one of America's leading experts in conflict resolution. In clear language, Weeks shows readers how to turn conflict into lasting...

30.11.2013

American Swastika : Inside the White Power Movement's Hidden Spaces of Hate
American Swastika takes readers through hidden enclaves of hate in America, exploring how White Supremacy movements thrive nationwide, even in a nation that preaches equality and tolerance, and looks toward how we can work to...

26.05.2012

Hazing : Through a Victim's Eyes
Enclosed is the real life story of hazing and how it affects the everyday person. Targeted for high school students and older, the events enclosed are true but also violent. Adam Sand, a 19 year old college student at the time,...

09.12.2017

The Sociological Review Monographs 62/2 : Violence and Society: Toward a New Sociology
Violence and Society features a multidisciplinary collection of readings by leading national and international experts that set a new agenda for our understanding of interpersonal and state violence in contemporary society. *...

24.06.2014

CSA MORAL PANIC OR COLLECTIVE DENI
Child sexual abuse is a major public policy challenge. Many child protection measures were beginning to reduce its occurrence. However, that progress was impeded by online grooming, the downloading of indecent images of children...

27.01.2018

Reducing Interpersonal Violence : From Prevention to Intervention

02.04.2013

Victimology
Victimology, 7th Edition, introduces students to the criminal justice system in the United States and its impact on crime victims. Authors William Doerner and Steven Lab provide a fresh look at the theoretical basis of...

13.11.2013

The Land of Open Graves : Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail
In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist Jason De Leon sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time-the human consequences of US immigration policy. The Land of Open Graves reveals the...

02.06.2012

Working with Parents of Aggressive Children : A Practitioner's Guide
With youth violence becoming more alarming in its intensity and frequency, Timothy Cavell offers a framework for intervening with aggressive school-age children. Cavell maintains that turning around aggressive tendencies...

24.01.2018

Estimating Crime Rates from Police Reports and Victim Surveys : Progressive Convergence in Time Series Analyses
Ansari tests and explains the progressive convergence between the UCR and NCVS crime data series using multi method approach and time seriesanalysis. Graphic and correlational analyses support the convergence between the two...

17.10.2013

Fight Like a Physicist : The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts
WINNER SPORTS USA Best Books Award 2015 Fight Like a Physicist provides an in-depth, sometimes whimsical look into the physics behind martial arts for sport and self-defense. Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a...

25.10.2017

Multisystemic Therapy and Neighborhood Partnerships : Reducing Adolescent Violence and Substance Abuse
Based on the proven technology of Multisystemic Therapy (MST), this unique book provides an exemplary approach to empowering communities to reduce youth violence and substance abuse and promote school success. Effective...

20.04.2016

Same-Sex Domestic Violence : Strategies for Change
This comprehensive resource book examines a broad range of issues that confront the victims of same-sex domestic violence and those who offer them services. Chapters include topics of practical concern, HIV, same-sex domestic...

06.05.2017

Violence and Nonviolence : Pathways to Understanding
Putting forth a reciprocal theory of violence and nonviolence, this book addresses virtually all forms of violence, from verbal abuse to genocide, and treats all of these expressions of violence as interpersonal, institutional,...

24.08.2016

The Heart of Social Change : How to Make a Difference in Your World
The tenets of "Nonviolent Communication" are applied to a variety of settings, including the classroom and the home, in these booklets on how to resolve conflict peacefully. Illustrative exercises, sample stories, and...

14.08.2013

Conflict Resolution in the Schools : A Manual for Educators
Sponsored by the National Institute For Dispute Resolution and the National Association for Mediation in Education An invaluable staff and program development tool. The research references, discussion topics, training modules,...

18.05.2015

The War on Cops : How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe
Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. The reason is what...

17.03.2013

The Late Life Legacy of Very Early Life
This stimulating, carefully-researched book on The Late Life Legacy of Very Early Life by Dr. Gabriele Doblhammer is the second volume of a new series of Demographic Research Monographs published by Springer Verlag. The topic of...

08.08.2013

In Search of Safety : Confronting Inequality in Women's Imprisonment
In Search of Safety takes a close look at the sources of gendered violence and conflict in women's prisons. The authors examine how intersectional inequalities and cumulative disadvantages are at the root of prison conflict...

28.11.2016

Private Violence and Public Policy : The Needs of Battered Women and the Response of the Public Services
First published in 1985, this is the first published study of violence in the family to be aimed directly at people whose professions bring them into contact with domestic abuse victims, as well as those training for those...

17.01.2015

Pathways to Pacifism and Antiwar Activism among U.S. Veterans : The Role of Moral Identity in Personal Transformation
This book seeks to answer the question: how and why do some military personnel become anti-war activists? To explore this question we examine the stories of 114 veterans' pathways from a militaristic perspective to either a...

26.01.2016

Understanding Terrorism : Building on the Sociological Imagination
Two fundamental problems within the social sciences are the failure to integrate the existing segments of knowledge and a very limited ability to point out directions for solving social problems, given that lack of integrated...

05.09.2016

We Matter : Ethics and Activism
"Etan confronts our collective challenges and reminds us that life is not just a game, but demands a constant struggle for justice."--Amy Goodman, Democracy Now Featuring interviews by former NBA star Etan Thomas...

08.06.2015

Childhood Victimization : Violence, Crime, and Abuse in the Lives of Young People
Children are the most criminally victimized segment of the population, and a substantial number face multiple, serious "poly-victimizations" during a single year. And despite the fact that the priority emphasis in...

26.12.2011

Human Rights and Gender Violence : Translating International Law into Local Justice
Human rights law and the legal protection of women from violence are still fairly new concepts. As a result, substantial discrepancies exist between what is decided in the halls of the United Nations and what women experience on...

20.12.2016

The Deadly Ethnic Riot
Donald L. Horowitz's comprehensive consideration of the structure and dynamics of ethnic violence is the first full-scale, comparative study of what the author terms the deadly ethnic riot - an intense, sudden, lethal...

17.05.2013

Can't Catch a Break : Gender, Jail, Drugs, and the Limits of Personal Responsibility
Based on five years of fieldwork in Boston, Can't Catch a Break documents the day-to-day lives of forty women as they struggle to survive sexual abuse, violent communities, ineffective social and therapeutic programs,...

11.02.2014

Cultures under Siege : Collective Violence and Trauma
Collective violence changes the perpetrators, the victims, and the societies in which it occurs. It targets the body, the psyche, and the socio-cultural order. How do people come to terms with these tragic events, and how are...

07.07.2017

Popular Injustice : Violence, Community, and Law in Latin America
Popular Injustice focuses on the spread of highly punitive forms of social control (known locally as mano dura) in contemporary Latin America. Many people have not only called for harsher punishments, such as longer prison...

05.02.2018

Violence : A Guide for the Caring Professions
First published in 1985, this book is designed to help professionals in caring professions understand and deal with the problem of violent behaviour. It explains how theoretical ideas may be translated into practical strategies...

08.11.2013

Torture, Psychoanalysis and Human Rights
Torture, Psychoanalysis and Human Rights contributes to the development of that field of study called 'psycho-social' that is presently more and more committed to providing understanding of social phenomena, making use...

03.08.2017

Prisonization : Individual and Institutional Factors Affecting Inmate Conduct
Prisonization involves the formation of an informal inmate code and develops from both the individual characteristics of inmates and from institutional features of the prison. Its explanation involves indigenous influence theory...

13.08.2012

Understanding Criminal Justice : Sociological Perspectives
'This book traverses an impressive array of topics and problems central to law and criminal justice. Its accessibility, contemporary themes and sensitivity to issues of inequality make it a perfect text for students and...

10.04.2015

Los Inconvenientes de La Custodia Compartida
Que se sabe sobre los efectos de la custodia compartida en los ninos? Como han evolucionado las leyes de custodia compartida a lo largo del tiempo y en los distintos paises? Este libro contesta estas preguntas presentando una...

18.08.2017

Helping Victims of Violent Crime : Assessment, Treatment, and Evidence-Based Practice
Experiencing a criminal victimization, be it violent or non-violent, is among one of the most stressful human experiences. Consequently, ensuring quality of life for victims of crime is a major challenge facing policy makers and...

29.11.2014

Blind Trust : Large Groups and Their Leaders in Times of Crisis and Terror
"Blind Trust" is the culmination of more than three decades of profound immersion in the most pressing sociopolitical conflicts of our time, by the psychoanalyst with probably the most direct experience with such...

22.09.2015

The Routledge International Handbook of Violence Studies
Violence is a serious public health problem. The number of violent deaths tells only part of the story and many more survive violence and are left with permanent physical and emotional scars. Violence also erodes communities by...

27.08.2012

Gandhi and King : The Power of Nonviolent Resistance
The lives and work of Mohandis Karamchand Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. have much to teach us about nonviolent resistance to oppression. This book presents a comparative analysis of their legacies that demonstrates how...

17.02.2014

Policing Gangs in America
Policing Gangs in America describes the assumptions, issues, problems, and events that characterize, shape, and define the police response to gangs in America today. The focus of this 2006 book is on the gang unit officers...

20.10.2017

Dangerous Discourses of Disability, Subjectivity and Sexuality
This innovative and adventurous work, now in paperback, uses broadly feminist and postmodernist modes of analysis to explore what motivates damaging attitudes and practices towards disability. The book argues for the...

27.05.2017

Civil Gang Abatement : The Effectiveness and Implications of Policing by Injunction
Civil gang abatement is an innovative remedy employing civil injunctions to combat public nuisance activity by gangs. This strategy has been promoted as a problem-oriented response to gang problems. Allan examines whether the...

18.02.2017

Burning Dislike : Ethnic Violence in High Schools
Violence in schools has more potential to involve large numbers of students, produce injuries, disrupt instructional time, and cause property damage than any other form of youth violence. Burning Dislike is the first book to use...

08.06.2016

The Late Life Legacy of Very Early Life
This stimulating, carefully-researched book on The Late Life Legacy of Very Early Life by Dr. Gabriele Doblhammer is the second volume of a new series of Demographic Research Monographs published by Springer Verlag. The topic of...

14.10.2013

Bullied : What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know about Ending the Cycle of Fear
The mother of a bullied first grader, popular blogger Carrie Goldman's inspiring true story triggered an outpouring of support from online communities around the world. In Bullied, she gives us a guide to the crucial...

06.07.2014

Narrative Mediation : A New Approach to Conflict Resolution
In this groundbreaking book, John Winslade and Gerald Monk -- leaders in the narrative therapy movement-introduce an innovative conflict resolution paradigm that is a revolutionary departure from the traditional problem-solving,...

28.11.2012

Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence : Readings in Research and Application
The landscapes of violence have become too familiar, too close to home. Despite decades of scientific research, we are only beginning to understand the roots of violence that connect child maltreatment, spouse and partner abuse,...

07.07.2017

The Postcolonial Subject : Claiming Politics/Governing Others in Late Modernity
This book places the lens on postcolonial agency and resistance in a social and geopolitical context that has witnessed great transformations in international politics. What does postcolonial politics mean in a late modern...

03.10.2013

Alliance Formation in Civil Wars
Some of the most brutal and long-lasting civil wars of our time involve the rapid formation and disintegration of alliances among warring groups, as well as fractionalization within them. It would be natural to suppose that...

22.04.2016

Police Brutality : An Anthology
Ignited by the infamous shooting of Amadou Diallo, unarmed and innocent, at the hands of New York City police officers, journalist Jill Nelson was moved to assemble this landmark anthology on the topic of police violence and...

08.02.2014

Social Capital and Peace-Building : Creating and Resolving Conflict with Trust and Social Networks
This new edited collection illustrates the paradoxical power of social capital in creating and resolving conflict. This is the first book to bring the two faces of social capital together in a single volume, and includes...

22.11.2014

Talking About Sexual Assault : Society's Response to Survivors
Sexual assault is a traumatic experience for any woman. Furthermore, many victims who tell others about their assault must endure a 'second assault' in the form of negative reactions, such as victim blaming and...

13.07.2015

Teen Violence : A Global View
The complexities and tragedies arising from teen violence are problems faced on every continent in the world. Fourteen case studies of carefully selected countries, representative of every region of the world, are presented in...

27.08.2013

SWAT Madness and the Militarization of the American Police : A National Dilemma
With the immediacy of a daily newspaper, this book reveals how the irresponsible use of SWAT teams, shock-and-awe policing, and the increasing militarization of American law enforcement is changing the face of "the land of...

10.06.2015

Children and Global Conflict
Over one billion people under the age of eighteen live in territories affected by armed conflict. Despite this, scholars and practitioners often lack a comprehensive knowledge of how children both struggle within and shape...

15.04.2017

Cyberbullying : Bullying in the Digital Age
Psychologists explore the reality of cyberbullies Millions of children are affected by bullies each year. Advances in social media, email, instant messaging, and cell phones, however, have moved bullying from a schoolyard fear...

29.07.2015

Men's Work : How to Stop the Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart
Though exercises, thought-provoking questions, and intense self-examination, MEN'S WORK helps men learn new rules and new roles in personal relationships and in the world at large. A unique program empowering men with the...

19.12.2012

Chinesische Seelenlandschaften : Die Gegenwart Der Kulturrevolution (1966-1976)
English summary: The cultural revolution from May 1966 - October 1976 hit the party, the country and the people the hardest and became the biggest loss since the People's Republic was founded? This is how the resolution of...

23.03.2015

Violence Against Women in Canada : Research and Policy Perspectives
Examining a wide range of theoretical perspectives, empirical research, and policy responses, Violence Against Women in Canada emphasizes connections among different forms of violence - connections that have too often been...

08.11.2014

Nations, States, and Violence
Nations, States, and Violence presents a revisionist view of the sources of nationalism, the relationship of the nation to culture, and the implications of nationalism and cultural heterogeneity for the future of the...

25.03.2014

Dark Ideas : How Neo-Nazi and Violent Jihadi Ideologues Shaped Modern Terrorism
Dark Ideas provides readers with a different method of understanding how ideas can transform violent extremism. Over recent decades, violent jihadi and neo-Nazi ideologues have continued to promote new strategic and tactical...

14.04.2013

Ceremonial Violence : A Psychological Explanation of School Shootings
The product of over five years of research, Ceremonial Violence analyzes the events leading up to, and comprising some of the most chilling school rampage shooting in recent years and their aftermath. Despite being subjected to...

20.10.2017

Disobedience And Democracy : Nine Fallacies on Law and Order
In this slim volume, Zinn lays out a clear and dynamic case for civil disobedience and protest, and challenges the dominant arguments against forms of protest that challenge the status quo. Zinn explores the politics of direct...

15.07.2016

Preventing Violence
In this controversial and compassionate book, the distinguished American psychiatrist James Gilligan proposes a radically new way of thinking about violence and how to prevent it. Violence is most often addressed in moral and...

21.10.2012

Effigy : Images of Capital Defendants
Effigy examines the images of a capital defendant portrayed, by the defense attorneys and the prosecutor, during the guilt and penalty phases of capital trial, the trial tactics used to impart these images, and the consequences...

01.01.2012

Ethnic Conflict : Religion, Identity and Politics
The outbreak of numerous and simultaneous violent conflicts around the globe in the past decade resulted in immense human suffering and countless lost lives. In part, both results were aided by inactivity or by belated and often...

16.11.2016

Precarious Life : The Power of Mourning and Violence
In her most impassioned and personal book to date, Judith Butler responds in this profound appraisal of post-9/11 America to the current US policies to wage perpetual war, and calls for deeper understanding of how mourning and...

22.07.2013

Origins of Political Extremism : Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
Political extremism is one of the most pernicious, destructive, and nihilistic forms of human expression. During the twentieth century, in excess of 100 million people had their lives taken from them as the result of extremist...

20.01.2014

Harvest the Wind : America's Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability
Winds sweeping through the Great Plains once robbed the Farm Belt of its future, stripping away overworked topsoil and creating the dreaded Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Today, those winds are bringing new hope to the declining rural...

06.01.2013