Brings together theoretical and empirical papers prepared by noted researchers and theoreticians. The first part includes chapters by criminological theorists who apply their theory of crime particularly to violence. The second part contains chapters by researchers who look at the substantive area of their expertise through the lens of theories of violence. Each chapter is original and was written specifically for this book.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction 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.