International Handbook of Violence Research

Authors: Heitmeyer, Wilhelm, Hagan, John

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An international manual is like a world cruise: a once-in-a-lifetime experience. All the more reason to consider carefully whether it is necessary. This can hardly be the case if previous research in the selected field has already been the subject of an earlier review-or even several competing surveys. On the other hand, more thorough study is necessary if the intensity and scope of research are increasing without comprehensive assessments. That was the situation in Western societies when work began on this project in the summer of 1998. It was then, too, that the challenges emerged: any manual, espe­ cially an international one, is a very special type of text, which is anything but routine. It calls for a special effort: the "state of the art" has to be documented for selected subject areas, and its presentation made as compelling as possible. The editors were delighted, therefore, by the cooperation and commitment shown by the eighty-one contributors from ten countries who were recruited to write on the sixty-two different topics, by the con­ structive way in which any requests for changes were dealt with, and by the patient re­ sponse to our many queries. This volume is the result of a long process. It began with the first drafts outlining the structure of the work, which were submitted to various distinguished colleagues. Friedheim Neidhardt of Berlin, Gertrud Nunner-Winkler of Munich, and Roland Eckert of Trier, to name only a few, supplied valuable comments at this stage.  

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From the reviews:

"In this unparalleled effort to survey comprehensively all areas of violence research, the editors bring together 63 articles by 80 authors. Topics covered run the gamut--war, the Holocaust, ethnic strife, domestic violence, violence against children, urban crime, aggressive driving, sports hooliganism….Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and higher.
(P. R. Sullivan, Choice, September 2004)


Table of contents (63 chapters)

  • Violence: The Difficulties of a Systematic International Review

    Heitmeyer, Wilhelm (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • The Concept of Violence

    Imbusch, Peter

    Pages 13-39

  • The Long-Term Development of Violence: Empirical Findings and Theoretical Approaches to Interpretation

    Eisner, Manuel

    Pages 41-59

  • Poverty and Violence

    Crutchfield, Robert D. (et al.)

    Pages 67-82

  • Ethnic Segregation and Violence

    Short, James F.

    Pages 83-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Handbook of Violence Research
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48039-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-306-48039-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1466-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3980-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 1287
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