Aggression is perhaps the most serious human problem: from family violence, to street crime, to war, it threatens not only the quality of daily life, but also life itself. This volume explores the empirical evidence on human aggression and violent crime, drawing on a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, criminology, education, law, medicine, physiology, political science, psychiatry, psychology and sociology. For the second edition, the author has completely updated the book and added new and expanded material on family violence, predicting dangerousness, the effects of pornography on aggression, sports violence, and the psychology of war and peace. From reviews of the first edition: "A solid work which should be seen as the 'basic source'."--Contemporary Sociology.
"A refreshingly sensible book."--Aggressive Behavior.
"[Goldstein] is an excellent explicator of the way a sociologist works and the kinds of results he can achieve."--Publishers' Weekly