Information Plus Reference Series: Spring, 2017 Edition

  • Series Name: Information Plus Reference Series
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  • ISBN-10: 1410332705
  • ISBN-13: 9781410332707
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - College Freshman
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  • Previous Editions: 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released June 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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The Information Plus Reference Series provides statistical data on 32 of today's most controversial and most studied social issues. Each Information Plus title is a compilation of current and historical statistics -- with analysis -- on aspects of one contemporary social issue, such as abortion, capital punishment, and genetic engineering. Each title is divided into chapters that are devoted to a particular topic. The text provides a clear and comprehensive summary of up-to-date research on the topic and is interspersed with the statistical tables, charts, and graphs. Each table is directly referred to and carefully explained in the text.

Designed as ready-reference tools, Information Plus titles save researchers and students from the cumbersome task of locating statistics from various sources. Information Plus data are compiled from reports generated by branches of the U.S. government, information collected by major independent polling organizations and authoritative associations, and from professional journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and other reliable sources. With the text presented in an even-handed and unbiased manner, Information Plus is an excellent resource for researchers who want to understand social issues and controversies and draw their own conclusions about them.

Each thoroughly indexed volume provides complete source citations for the statistics, a preface with a section on how to use the book, a directory of pertinent organizations and other resources, and an index.

Volumes in the Information Plus Reference Series are completely revised and updated.

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Information Plus Reference Series

Volumes in the Information Plus Reference Series are completely revised and updated. A complete list ofInformation Plus titles follows:

  • Abortion
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Illicit Drugs
  • American Economy
  • Animal Rights
  • Capital Punishment
  • Careers and Occupations
  • Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Crime, Prisons, and Jails
  • Death and Dying
  • Education in America
  • Electronic America
  • Endangered Species
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Gambling in America
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Growing Old in America
  • Growing Up
  • Gun Control
  • Health and Wellness
  • Health Care System
  • Legal and Illegal Immigration
  • National Security
  • Race and Ethnicity in America
  • Social Welfare
  • Space Exploration
  • Sports in America
  • Water
  • Weight in America
  • Women in America
  • World Poverty
Print volumes are also available in the form of Issue Group subsets:
  • Health and Lifestyle Issues Group
  • Crime Issues Group
  • Environmental Issues Group
  • Major Social Issues Group
Information Plus Reference Series titles are available in print as a complete set, by Issue Group set, or individually.
Information Plus Reference Series titles are available in eBook format by season set (Spring and Fall).
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Features and Benefits

  • Updated statistical information.
  • Discussions of key topics and subtopics.
  • Tables, charts, and graphs vividly illustrate the facts and figures.
  • Resources section and directory of important organizations (including key email addresses and Web site URLs) that offer the best avenues for continued research.

What's New

  • Updated content.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence:
Chapter 2, Defining Child Abuse and Domestic Violence.
Chapter 3, Detecting, Measuring, and Preventing Child Abuse.
Chapter 4, Causes and Effects of Child Abuse.
Chapter 5, Child Sexual Abuse.
Chapter 6, Child Abuse and the Law.
Chapter 7, The Prevalence of Domestic Violence.
Chapter 8, Causes, Effects, and Prevention of Domestic Violence.
Chapter 9, Rape and Stalking.
Chapter 10, Domestic Violence, Law Enforcement, and Court Responses to Domestic Violence.

Electronic America:
Chapter 1, The Internet and the Electronic Age.
Chapter 2, Developments in Telecommunications.
Chapter 3, Information Technology and U.S. Business.
Chapter 4, Technology and Crime.
Chapter 5, Electronics, the Internet, and Entertainment Media.
Chapter 6, High Technology and Education.
Chapter 7, Information Technology and Government.
Chapter 8, Health Resources in the Information Age.
Chapter 9, High Technology and Daily Life.

Energy: Supplies, Sustainability, and Costs:
Chapter 1, An Energy Overview.
Chapter 2, Oil.
Chapter 3, Natural Gas.
Chapter 4, Coal.
Chapter 5, Nuclear Energy.
Chapter 6, Renewable Energy.
Chapter 7, Energy Reserves—Oil, Gas, Coal, and Uranium.
Chapter 8, Electricity.
Chapter 9, Energy Conservation.

Gun Control:
Chapter 1, The History of the Right to Bear Arms.
Chapter 2, How Many Guns are There, and Who Owns Them?
Chapter 3, Firearm Laws, Regulations, and Ordinances.
Chapter 4, Court Rulings on Firearms.
Chapter 5, Firearms and Crime.
Chapter 6, Gun-Related Injuries and Fatalities.
Chapter 7, Guns and Youth.
Chapter 8, Public Attitudes toward Gun Control.
Chapter 9, There Should Be Stricter Gun Control Laws.
Chapter 10, There Should Not Be Stricter Gun Control Laws.

The Health Care System:
Chapter 1, The U.S. Health Care System.
Chapter 2, Health Care Practitioners.
Chapter 3, Health Care Institutions.
Chapter 4, Researching, Measuring, and Monitoring the Quality of Health Care.
Chapter 5, The Increasing Cost of Health Care.
Chapter 6, Insurance: Those with and Those Without.
Chapter 7, International Comparisons of Health Care.
Chapter 8, Change, Challenges, and Innovation in Health Care Delivery.
Chapter 9, Public Opinion about the Health Care System.

National Security:
Chapter 1, A Historical Overview.
Chapter 2, The Organization of National Security.
Chapter 3, Terrorism.
Chapter 4, The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Chapter 5, Homeland Security.
Chapter 6, Countries of Concern.
Chapter 7, Proliferation of Weapons.
Chapter 8, American Civil Liberties.
Chapter 9, Human and Legal Rights of Detainees.
Chapter 10, U.S. Relations with the Islamic World.