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The contrasting primary source article excerpts on up-to-date issues in these new volumes will help students form their own opinions and gather information for research papers and debates. Violence Against Women looks at whether it is a serious problem in the US, what causes it, whether current approaches to reducing it are effective, and the extent of violence against women worldwide. Capital Punishment considers whether capital punishment is ethical, whether it is administered fairly, and whether it is an effective deterrent to crime. Homosexuality considers the origins of homosexuality, whether people with alternative lifestyles face discrimination, if society should encourage increased acceptance of homosexuality, and if government should sanction gay and lesbian relationships. Online Social Networking asks whether parents should limit teens' use of social networking websites, whether Congress should require schools and libraries to block networking sites, who is using online social networking (including sexual predators, bullies, Christians, and others), and how online social networking is changing society. Developing Nations looks at the problems facing developing nations and how globalization might help them, asks if democracy can succeed in developing nations, and ponders how industrialized nations should aid the developing world. Espionage and Intelligence debates whether the US espionage and intelligence-gathering system has been successful, whether post-9/11 reforms of the US intelligence system will be effective, whether intelligence-gathering activities threaten civil or human rights, and what can be done to improve USintelligence-gathering abilities. Sex Offenders and Public Policy examines whether sex offender policy is based on accurate assumptions, whether treatment is effective, controversies, and how policies can be improved. The authors of the books in the Current Controversies series range from policy makers to attorneys, professors, and journalists, and each is briefly described at the start of the articles. An introduction and chapter prefaces help explain the issues, and there is an annotated list of organizations to contact at the end. The timely topics will help draw students to these useful resources. Age Range: Ages 15 to adult. REVIEWER: Paula Rohrlick (Vol. 42, No. 1)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737737301
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 10/27/2008
  • Series: Current Controversies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 221
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 8.93 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     11
Introduction     14
Is Violence Against Women in the United States a Serious Problem?
Chapter Preface     20
Yes: Violence Against Women in the United States Is a Serious Problem
Violence Against Women Is a Serious Problem   Brittney Nichols     23
Rape Is a Serious Problem for Women$dOffice for Victims of Crime     33
Prison Violence Is a Serious Problem for Women$dAmnesty International     37
Violence Against Immigrant Women Is a Serious Problem   Jan Schakowsky     47
No: The Problem of Violence in the United States Has Been Misrepresented
Violence Against Women Has Been Exaggerated by Feminists   Neil Boyd     50
U.S. Policy to Reduce Violence Against Women Creates Injustice Instead$dRespecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting (RADAR)     55
False Rape Accusations by Women Are Common   Marc Angelucci   Glenn Sacks     68
What Causes Violence Against Women?
Chapter Preface     75
Pornography Contributes to Violence Against Women   John Hughes     78
Pornography Does Not Cause Violence Against Women   Paul Nathanson   Katherine K. Young     82
Men Are Biologically Inclined to Rape   John Alcock     91
Claims that Men Are BiologicallyInclined to Rape Are Faulty   Michael Kimmel     100
Sexism Causes Violence Against Women   Brian Nichols     110
Are Current Approaches to Reducing Violence Against Women Effective?
Chapter Preface     118
Yes: Current Legal and Social Remedies Are Effective
Better Enforcement of Mandatory Arrest Laws Reduces Domestic Violence   Jacqueline Seibel     120
The Violence Against Women Act Is Necessary to Protect Women$dJill J. Morris on Behalf of The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence     124
Changing Male Attitudes Reduces Sexual Violence   Christopher Kilmartin     134
No: Current Legal and Social Remedies Are Ineffective
Mandatory Arrest Laws Do Not Reduce Domestic Violence   Richard L. Davis     143
The Violence Against Women Act Is Unconstitutional   Stephen Baskerville     147
Domestic Violence Treatment Is Gender Biased   Wendy McElroy     151
What Is the Extent of Violence Against Women Worldwide?
Worldwide Violence Against Women: An Overview$dUnited Nations Population Fund     156
Violence Against Women Is Often Used as a Weapon of War$dAmnesty International     160
Femicide Is a Serious Problem in East Asia   Andrea Parrot   Nina Cummings     170
Crimes of "Honour" Are a Serious Problem in the Middle East$dUnited Nations     179
Female Genital Mutilation Is a Serious Problem$dFeminist Majority Foundation     188
Female Victims of Violence Face Obstacles Obtaining Asylum   Maria Bexelius     192
Organizations to Contact     199
Bibliography     206
Index     211
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