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Violence : opposing viewpoints

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Homewood Non-Fiction Collection HN90.V5 V5494 2001
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Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  HN90.V5 V5494 2001
 
 
CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HN90.V5 V5494 2001
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 303.609 VIO
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Contents
Violent crime is getting worse / Kenneth Lloyd Billingsley
Violent crime is decreasing / Matthew Gore
Youth violence is a serious problem / Bill Owens
The problem of youth violence is overstated / Michael A. Males
Domestic violence against women is a serious problem / Erica Goode
Domestic violence against men is a serious problem / Patricia Pearson
Brain damage can cause violence / Norbert Myslinski
The role of brain damage in causing violence is overemphasized / Bettyann H. Kevles and Daniel J. Kevles
Male violence against women has a variety of causes / Richard J. Gelles
Gender has little to do with female violence / Rene Denfeld
American culture leads to violence / E.J. Dionne Jr.
Racial discrimination and inequality cause urban violence / Joan McCord
Drug use leads to violence / Robert L. DuPont
Violence in the media can lead to youth violence / Elizabeth K. Carll
Violence in the media should not be blamed for youth violence / Jack Valenti
Poor parenting is a factor in youth violence / James Garbarino
Parents should not be blamed for youth violence / Don Feder
American culture is a factor in youth violence / Robert Tracinski
Youth violence has various causes / Ronald D. Stephens
Stronger gun control laws will reduce violent crime / Handgun Control
Current gun control laws will not reduce violent crime / Edmund F. McGarrell
Zero tolerance policies are a useful response to school violence / Vincent L. Ferrandino and Gerald N. Tirozzi
Zero tolerance policies are an unfair response to school violence / by Richard L. Curwin and Allen N. Mendler
Hate-crimes laws are a solution to violence against minorities / by Jeffrey C. Isaac
Hate-crimes laws are too arbitrary / by Ann Coulter.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-12. Despite the introduction's disclaimer that violent crime in America has fallen dramatically in the past three years, high-profile cases (especially the frequently cited Columbine High School shootings) keep it a hotly debated issue. The most general arguments appear in the first section, which debates whether violence is a serious problem. Subsequent sections are more specific and compelling: Is brain damage a factor? How do race and drugs enter into the mix? A section exploring youth violence moves into more predictable territory with stabs at the media, parenting, and American culture in general. Perhaps most useful for research assignments is section four, which considers gun control laws, zero-tolerance policies, and hate-crime legislation. The resource covers a lot of ground, and its extensive cross references will prove useful for assignments on a variety of social issues. Part of the Opposing Viewpoints series. --Roger Leslie"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Subjects Violence -- United States.
Publisher San Diego, Calif. :Greenhaven Press,2001
Contributors Egendorf, Laura K., 1973-
Language English
Description 192 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-187) and index.
ISBN 0737706600 (alk. paper)
0737706597 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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