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Brief History of Social Problems: A Critical Thinking Approach

Brief History of Social Problems: A Critical Thinking Approach

by Frank J. McVeigh, Loreen Wolfer


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ISBN-13: 9780761828310
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 08/04/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 450
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Frank J. McVeigh holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from St. John's University, New York, and a MSW from Marywood College, Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Loreen Wolfer holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University, New York. In 1999, she received the Distinguished Honor Medal and Citation from the National Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Police Hall of Fame. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology/Criminal Justice at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Figures and Tables Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 Personal Problems Leading to Social Issues: Introduction; Crime, Delinquency and Administration of Justice; Drugs and Alcohol Chapter 5 Groups, Social Milieu and Social Issues: Changing Gender Roles; The Racial Problem in America Chapter 6 Institutions and Social Issues: Social Problems Related to the Family; Education and Schools as a Social Problem; Medical and Health Care Problems; Economic Problems: Poverty, Wealth and Unemployment; Population and the Environment as an Issue Chapter 7 International Dimensions of Social Problems: International Social Problems: Globalization, War and Terrorism; Summary and Conclusions Chapter 8 Name Index Chapter 9 Subject Index

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