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The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems

Volume 2

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Erin Ruel, Amanda Powell, Joan Busfield, Clayton Mosher, Scott Akins, Martin French, Eric Mykhalovskiy, Carmen Lamothe, Kathleen Tierney, S. E. Costanza, Mathieu Deflem, Derek M. D. Silva, Anna S. Rogers, Brian Alleyne, Daniel Burland, Pat Lauderdale, Annamarie Oliverio, Christopher Powell, Walter S. DeKeseredy, Melissa Rorie, Jeffrey W. Cohen, Robert A. Brooks, Jack Levin, Eric Madfis, Heng Choon Chan, Ashley C. Rondini, Mark A. Winton, Claire M. Renzetti, Allison M. Adair, Kathleen M. Heide, Erika Gebo, M. Gabriela Torres, Paul Iganski, Abe Sweiry, Malcolm D. Holmes, Michael L. Radelet, Scott Phillips, Marvin Zalman, Ranita Ray, Michael Ian Borer, Govert Valkenburg, Harro van Lente, Fred M. Shelley, Kayla Stover
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  • Date Published: March 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108426176

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  • The introduction of the Affordable Care Act in the United States, the increasing use of prescription drugs, and the alleged abuse of racial profiling by police are just some of the factors contributing to twenty-first-century social problems. The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems offers a wide-ranging roster of the social problems currently pressing for attention and amelioration. Unlike other works in this area, it also gives great consideration to theoretical and methodological discussions. This Handbook will benefit both undergraduate and graduate students eager to understand the sociology of social problems. It is suitable for classes in social problems, current events, and social theory. Featuring the most current research, the Handbook provides an especially useful resource for sociologists and graduate students conducting research.

    • A comprehensive compendium of the various social problems faced by contemporary society
    • Theoretical and methodological treatments are emphasized allowing readers to conceptualize the sociological study of social problems and understand how research on social problems is currently being conducted
    • This book is intended as both a useful supplementary text for classes in social problems, deviance, current events, and social theory, and as a valuable reference work for research scholars and libraries
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    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108426176
    • length: 570 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 185 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.37kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 11 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Problems Related to Health, Safety, and Security:
    1. Illness and health care Erin Ruel and Amanda Powell
    2. Mental illness and social problems Joan Busfield
    3. Substance abuse Clayton Mosher and Scott Akins
    4. Epidemics, pandemics, and outbreaks Martin French, Eric Mykhalovskiy and Carmen Lamothe
    5. Disaster as social problem and social construct Kathleen Tierney
    6. Surveillance S. E. Costanza
    7. Domestic spying: a historical-comparative perspective Mathieu Deflem, Derek M. D. Silva and Anna S. Rogers
    8. Computer hacking as a social problem Brian Alleyne
    9. War and militarism Daniel Burland
    10. The social problem of terrorism Pat Lauderdale and Annamarie Oliverio
    11. Genocide Christopher Powell
    Part II. Problems Related to Crime and Violence:
    12. The problem of crime Walter S. DeKeseredy
    13. Corporate malfeasance as a social problem Melissa Rorie
    14. The construction of school bullying as a social problem Jeffrey W. Cohen and Robert A. Brooks
    15. Rampage school shootings Jack Levin and Eric Madfis
    16. Understanding sexual violence: the role of causal and precipitating factors in sexual offending Heng Choon (Oliver) Chan
    17. Critical and intersectional understandings of campus sexual assault as a social problem Ashley C. Rondini
    18. Child abuse and neglect Mark A. Winton
    19. Family violence Claire M. Renzetti and Allison M. Adair
    20. Juvenile violence Kathleen M. Heide
    21. Gangs and gang violence Erika Gebo
    22. State violence M. Gabriela Torres
    23. Hate crime Paul Iganski and Abe Sweiry
    24. Police brutality Malcolm D. Holmes
    25. Capital punishment/death penalty Michael L. Radelet and Scott Phillips
    26. Wrongful convictions: comparative perspectives Marvin Zalman
    Part VI. Problems of global impact:
    27. Urbanism and urbanization Ranita Ray and Michael Ian Borer
    28. Technology and social problems Govert Valkenburg and Harro van Lente
    29. Population and contemporary social problems Fred M. Shelley
    30. Environmental problems Kayla Stover.

  • Editor

    A. Javier Treviño, Wheaton College, Massachusetts
    A. Javier Treviño, Professor of Sociology at Wheaton College, Massachusetts, is the author and editor of several books including The Social Thought of C. Wright Mills (2012), The Development of Sociological Theory: Readings from the Enlightenment to the Present (2017), C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolution: An Exercise in the Art of Sociological Imagination (2017), and Investigating Social Problems (Second Edition, 2018). He has served as President of the Justice Studies Association (2000–2002) and as President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (2010–2011). He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex (2006), a Fulbright Scholar to the Republic of Moldova (2009), and since 2014 has been a Visiting Professor in Social and Political Theory at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

    Contributors

    Erin Ruel, Amanda Powell, Joan Busfield, Clayton Mosher, Scott Akins, Martin French, Eric Mykhalovskiy, Carmen Lamothe, Kathleen Tierney, S. E. Costanza, Mathieu Deflem, Derek M. D. Silva, Anna S. Rogers, Brian Alleyne, Daniel Burland, Pat Lauderdale, Annamarie Oliverio, Christopher Powell, Walter S. DeKeseredy, Melissa Rorie, Jeffrey W. Cohen, Robert A. Brooks, Jack Levin, Eric Madfis, Heng Choon Chan, Ashley C. Rondini, Mark A. Winton, Claire M. Renzetti, Allison M. Adair, Kathleen M. Heide, Erika Gebo, M. Gabriela Torres, Paul Iganski, Abe Sweiry, Malcolm D. Holmes, Michael L. Radelet, Scott Phillips, Marvin Zalman, Ranita Ray, Michael Ian Borer, Govert Valkenburg, Harro van Lente, Fred M. Shelley, Kayla Stover

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