Comparative Perspective on Major Social Problems / Edition 1

Comparative Perspective on Major Social Problems / Edition 1

by Rita J. Simon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739102486

ISBN-13: 9780739102480

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Lexington Books

In this volume Rita J. Simon brings together a clearly organized and accessible collection of scholarly essays on the world's most pressing social problems. Each of the contributors address a specific issue—gambling, prisons, alcohol, AIDS, rape, prisons, juvenile justice, abortion, and guns—by examining the institutions and laws different societies have

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In this volume Rita J. Simon brings together a clearly organized and accessible collection of scholarly essays on the world's most pressing social problems. Each of the contributors address a specific issue—gambling, prisons, alcohol, AIDS, rape, prisons, juvenile justice, abortion, and guns—by examining the institutions and laws different societies have developed for containing them. Each of the countries selected represents a range of variations in political, economic, religious/ethical/social orientations and characteristics. This comparative and interdisciplinary world perspective makes Simon's edited volume uniquely relevant to political scientists, sociologist, criminologists, psychologists and the broader audience of scholars and laypeople interested in the study of contemporary social problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739102480
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Global Perspectives on Social Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Rape Chapter 3 Prisons Chapter 4 Firearms Chapter 5 Gambling Chapter 6 Alcohol Chapter 7 Abortion Legalization & Crime Chapter 8 AIDS Chapter 9 Juvenile Justice

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