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Violence in American Society: An Encyclopedia of Trends, Problems, and Perspectives, 1st Edition

  • Chris Richardson
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  • ISBN-10: 1440854688
  • ISBN-13: 9781440854682
  • DDC: 303.609730
  • 816 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Overview

This encyclopedia explores violence in the US from the nation's founding to modern-day trends, laws, viewpoints, and media depictions. Providing a nuanced lens through which to think about violence in America, including underlying causes, iterations, and possible solutions, this work offers broad and authoritative coverage that will be immensely helpful to users-ranging from high school and undergraduate students to professionals in law enforcement and school administration. In addition to detailed and evenhanded summaries of key events and issues relating to violence in America, contributors highlight important events, political debates, key legal perspectives, modern dimensions, and critical approaches. Also features excerpts from important primary source documents such as legal rulings, presidential speeches, and congressional testimony from scholars and activists. Together they provide important insights into past and present patterns of violent crime, and proposed solutions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Chronology.
Animal Cruelty.
1: Primary Documents.
2: ASPCA Position Statement.
3: Excerpts from the USDA “Blue Book” on Animal Care.
Arson.
4: Primary Documents.
5: Anti-Arson Act of 1979 Bill Summary.
6: Excerpt from the U.S. Department of Justice Law Enforcement Assistance Administration Manual (1981).
7: Arson-for-Profit Information Center Final Review and Evaluation Report (New York City).
Assault and Battery.
8: Primary Documents.
9: Excerpt from Fisher v. Carrousel Motor Hotel (Supreme Court of Texas, 1967).
10: Sentencing of Officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell (1993).
11: Excerpt from the Congressional Hearing on “The Impact of Interactive Violence on Children” (2000).
Civil Disobedience and Nonviolent Protest.
12: Primary Documents.
13: Excerpts of Arguments in Clay v. United States (1971).
Cyberbullying.
14: Primary Documents.
15: “What Is Cyberbullying” from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
16: BE BEST Campaign Mission (2017).
Domestic Violence.
17: Primary Documents.
18: Attitudes toward Domestic Violence in the 1820s—Calvin Bradley v. the State (1824).
19: Excerpts from Thurman v. City of Torrington Decision (1985).
20: Presidential Proclamation of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (2018).
Hate Crime.
21: Primary Documents.
22: Remarks of President Barack Obama at Commemoration of the Passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act (2009).
23: Excerpt from the Bias Crime Assessment Tool (BCAT) and Guidelines.
Lynching.
24: Primary Documents.
25: Excerpt from “Lynch Law in Georgia” by Ida Wells-Barnett (1899).
26: Bill Declaring Lynching a Federal Crime (2018).
Mass Shootings.
27: Primary Documents.
28: Excerpts of Responses from Members of Congress to Various Recent Mass Shootings.
Media Violence.
29: Primary Documents.
30: Congressional Testimony of Dee Snider of Twisted Sister (1985).
31: Excerpts from the Brown v. EMA Supreme Court Decision (2011).
Murder.
32: Primary Documents.
33: Excerpts from Serial Murder: Pathways for Investigations (2015).
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Chronology.
Animal Cruelty.
1: Primary Documents.
2: ASPCA Position Statement.
3: Excerpts from the USDA “Blue Book” on Animal Care.
Arson.
4: Primary Documents.
5: Anti-Arson Act of 1979 Bill Summary.
6: Excerpt from the U.S. Department of Justice Law Enforcement Assistance Administration Manual (1981).
7: Arson-for-Profit Information Center Final Review and Evaluation Report (New York City).
Assault and Battery.
8: Primary Documents.
9: Excerpt from Fisher v. Carrousel Motor Hotel (Supreme Court of Texas, 1967).
10: Sentencing of Officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell (1993).
11: Excerpt from the Congressional Hearing on “The Impact of Interactive Violence on Children” (2000).
Civil Disobedience and Nonviolent Protest.
12: Primary Documents.
13: Excerpts of Arguments in Clay v. United States (1971).
Cyberbullying.
14: Primary Documents.
15: “What Is Cyberbullying” from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
16: BE BEST Campaign Mission (2017).
Domestic Violence.
17: Primary Documents.
18: Attitudes toward Domestic Violence in the 1820s—Calvin Bradley v. the State (1824).
19: Excerpts from Thurman v. City of Torrington Decision (1985).
20: Presidential Proclamation of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (2018).
Hate Crime.
21: Primary Documents.
22: Remarks of President Barack Obama at Commemoration of the Passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act (2009).
23: Excerpt from the Bias Crime Assessment Tool (BCAT) and Guidelines.
Lynching.
24: Primary Documents.
25: Excerpt from “Lynch Law in Georgia” by Ida Wells-Barnett (1899).
26: Bill Declaring Lynching a Federal Crime (2018).
Mass Shootings.
27: Primary Documents.
28: Excerpts of Responses from Members of Congress to Various Recent Mass Shootings.
Media Violence.
29: Primary Documents.
30: Congressional Testimony of Dee Snider of Twisted Sister (1985).
31: Excerpts from the Brown v. EMA Supreme Court Decision (2011).
Murder.
32: Primary Documents.
33: Excerpts from Serial Murder: Pathways for Investigations (2015).