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Title Violence [electronic resource] / Louise Gerdes, book editor.
Publication Info. Detroit : Greenhaven Press, Thomson / Gale c2008.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Opposing Viewpoints In Context    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 234 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-223) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Is violence a serious problem? -- Chapter preface -- Violent crime is a serious problem / Mary Lou Leary -- Violent crime is decreasing / Tim Wise -- School violence threatens American youth / Neal McCluskey -- School violence is a decreasing problem / Jill F. DeVoe, Kathatin Peter, Margaret Noonan, Thomas D. Snyder, and Katrina Baum -- Domestic violence is a serious problem / Dianne Feinstein -- The problem of domestic violence is exaggerated / Stephen Baskerville -- Periodical bibliography -- What factors contribute to human violence? -- Chapter preface -- Human violence is a product of natural selection / Richard Wrangham -- Violence is not the only path to evolutionary success / Robert M. Sapolsky -- Blacks and hispanics are more likely to commit violent crimes / Jared Taylor -- Claims that minorities are more likely to commit violent crimes are unfounded / Tim Wise -- The causes of domestic violence are complex / Diana Mahoney -- American culture promotes violence / Rod Liddle -- Periodical bibliography -- What factors lead to youth violence? -- Chapter preface -- Violent video games and aggressive behavior in children are linked / Jami Barenthin and Marieke Van Puymbroeck -- The link between violent video games and youth violence is unproven / Cheryl K. Olson -- Gang membership increases youth violence / James C. Howell -- Antidepressants are linked to youth violence / Mike Adams -- Bullying is a key factor in threats of youth violence / Cindy Horswell -- Parenting by peers explains youth violence / Gabor Maté -- Periodical bibliography -- How should society respond to violence? -- Chapter preface -- Gun control laws reduce violent crime / Juliet A. Leftwich -- Gun control laws do not reduce violent crime / John C. Moorhouse and Brent Wanner -- Tougher sentencing guidelines reduce violent crime / Wall Street Journal -- Tougher sentencing guidelines do not reduce violent crime / Alan Reynolds -- Zero-tolerance policies at U.S. schools are necessary / Spokesman Review -- Zero-tolerance policies at U.S. schools are unnecessary / Trent England and Steve Muscatello -- Promoting marriage will reduce domestic violence / Melissa G. Pardue and Robert Rector -- Promoting marriage will not reduce domestic violence / Family Violence Prevention Fund -- Periodical bibliography -- For further discussion -- Bibliography of books -- Index.
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Subject Violence -- Juvenile literature.
Aggressiveness -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Gerdes, Louise I., 1953-
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
ISBN 9780737733648 (hardcover)
0737733640
9780737733655 (pbk.)
0737733659
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