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Poverty, Ethnicity, And Violent Crime

1st Edition

By Jr. Short


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Violent crime in America is more strongly associated with poverty and with changing social and economic conditions than with race or ethnicity, and patterns of violence are changing. These are among the conclusions of Poverty, Ethnicity, and Violent Crime, a searching analysis that draws on scholarly research from all the social and behavioral scie

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Measuring Violent Crime: Trends and Social Distributions -- "Levels of Explanation" of Violent Crime -- Community and Neighborhood Contexts of Violent Crime -- The Role of Unsupervised Youth Groups in Violence -- Levels of Explanation of Violent Behavior Committed in Groups -- Explaining Violent Crime: The Macrosocial Level of Explanation -- The Individual Level of Explanation: Biobehavioral Influences and Control -- Explaining Violence: Learning, Personality, and Social Contexts of Poverty, Race, and Ethnicity -- Controlling Violent Crime

About the Author

James F. Short Jr. is professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at Washington State University at Pullman and president of the American Society of Criminology.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General