- The authors of the chapters of the book address theories of violence in a variety of ways.
- Each chapter is rounded out with discussion questions to provoke thought and review.
Violence: From Theory to Research
Part II: Theories of Violence
1. Toward a Social Learning Model of Violence and Terrorism
2. A General Strain Theory Approach to Violence
3. Control Balance Theory and Violence
4. A Rational-Choice Approach to Violence
5. Social Disorganization and Violence
6. Toward a Radical Ecology of Urban Violence
7. The Basic Routine Activity Approach to Crime Analysis
8. Feminist Theories of Violent Behavior
9. Violent Structures
Part III: Applying Theories to Substance
10. Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault
11. Youth Violence: An Overview
12. A Summary of Research on Drug-Related Violence
13. Modern Lynchings
14. Hate Violence
15. Terrorist Violence
Part IV: Conclusion
The Need for a Theory of Violence
Margaret Zahn is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University. She is the recipient of the 2013 Herbert Bloch Award presented by the American Society of Criminology. The award recognizes outstanding service contributions to the American Society of Criminology and to the professional interests of criminology.
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