Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2015

400 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199386130

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Criminal Violence

Patterns, Explanations, and Interventions

Fourth Edition

Marc Riedel and Wayne Welsh

  • "Patterns" describe the characteristics of victims, offenders, and offenses; places where violence occurs frequently; and trends over time
  • "Explanations" look at the major theories that are used to understand each type of violence
  • "Interventions" propose solutions for each type of violence, including diverse legal and social strategies--both proactive (e.g., prevention) and reactive (e.g., punishment)

New to this Edition:

  • Expanded coverage of elder abuse and mass murder
  • A revised chapter on rape that includes a more in-depth discussion of date rape and campus sexual assault, as well as new material on sexual violence education
  • Discussion of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act of 2009
  • New material on effects of media violence and gun control legislation
  • Thoroughly updated to include relevant examples, including mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut, Mexican drug cartels, violence prevention programs and evaluations

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