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Violence and the law, Mark Costanzo, Stuart Oskamp, editors

Violence and the law
Violence and the law
Statement of responsibility
Mark Costanzo, Stuart Oskamp, editors
With an emphasis on how the legal system had dealt with violent crime, this volume investigates the nature of violence, the factors that contribute to violence, and the consequences of violence for victims and communities. Covering a broad range of topics - gun control, child abuse, hate crimes, rape survivors, police brutality, gang violence, and the death penalty - the book describes the incidence and prevalence of particular forms of violence. It summarizes relevant research findings, outlines conceptual models, and explores current and potential responses of the legal system. Violence and the Law is written in an accessible style by leading scholars and professionals in various fields and is appropriate for a wide audience, including students, scholars, and general readers. Because the chapters report much previously unpublished research, this volume is also valuable to researchers interested in evolving theory and important new research findings
Dewey number
index present
LC call number
LC item number
.V56 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
Violence and the law, Mark Costanzo, Stuart Oskamp, editors
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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  • An Introduction to Violence and the Law / Mark Costanzo and Stuart Oskamp -- 1. Sexual Violence in the Mass Media / Edward Donnerstein and Daniel Linz -- 2. Do Legal Changes Matter? The Case of Gun Control Laws / Stefan Podell and Dane Archer -- 3. Child Abuse: The Response of the Legal System / John E. B. Myers -- 4. Heterosexism, Hate Crimes, and the Law / Gregory M. Herek -- 5. Applications of Battered Woman Syndrome Evidence in the Courtroom / Regina A. Schuller -- 6. Rape Survivors and the Legal System / Patricia Frazier, Suzanne Candell, Nancy Arikian and Anne Tofteland -- 7. Violence, Mental Disorder, and the Law / John Petrila, Randy K. Otto and Norman G. Poythress -- 8. Police Brutality / Ellen Scrivner -- 9. Criminal Justice Reaction to Gang Violence / G. David Curry, Richard A. Ball and Robert J. Fox -- 10. Violent Crime and Violent Criminals: The Response of the Justice System / Joan Petersilia
  • 11. The Death Penalty: Public Opinions, Legal Decisions, and Juror Perspectives / Mark Costanzo and Sally Costanzo
Control code
290 p.
94019053 //r94
System control number
  • 33217006152830
  • (OCoLC)30545826

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