Homicide / Edition 1

Homicide / Edition 1

by Leonard Beeghley
     
 

Echoing Durkheim's Suicide, this book focuses on one important phenomenon to explain larger currents in American society. Leonard Beeghley examines the historical and cross-national dimensions of homicides and evaluates previous attempts to explain it. He finds the sources of America's murder rate in the greater availability of guns, the expansion of illegal drug

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Overview

Echoing Durkheim's Suicide, this book focuses on one important phenomenon to explain larger currents in American society. Leonard Beeghley examines the historical and cross-national dimensions of homicides and evaluates previous attempts to explain it. He finds the sources of America's murder rate in the greater availability of guns, the expansion of illegal drug markets, greater racial discrimination, more exposure to violence, and sharper economic inequalities. He deftly blends the evidence related to each of these factors into a well-reasoned sociological analysis of the nature of American society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847694730
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 I. Homicide as a Routine Event Chapter 2 II. How to Understand Homicide Chapter 3 III. Homicide in Cross-National and Historical Perspective Chapter 4 IV. The American Dream and Homicide: A Critique Chapter 5 V. Social Structure and Homicide Chapter 6 VI. Is Change Possible?

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