The introduction of the Affordable Care Act in the United States, the increasing use of prescription drugs, and the alleged abuse of racial profiling by police are just some of the factors contributing to twenty-first-century social problems. The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems offers a wide-ranging roster of the social problems currently pressing for attention and amelioration. Unlike other works in this area, it also gives great consideration to theoretical and methodological discussions. This Handbook will benefit both undergraduate and graduate students eager to understand the sociology of social problems. It is suitable for classes in social problems, current events, and social theory. Featuring the most current research, the Handbook provides an especially useful resource for sociologists and graduate students conducting research.
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About the Author
A. Javier Trevi�o, Professor of Sociology at Wheaton College, Massachusetts, is the author and editor of several books including The Social Thought of C. Wright Mills (2012), The Development of Sociological Theory: Readings from the Enlightenment to the Present (2017), C. Wright Mills and the Cuban Revolution: An Exercise in the Art of Sociological Imagination (2017), and Investigating Social Problems (Second Edition, 2018). He has served as President of the Justice Studies Association (2000�002) and as President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (2010�011). He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex (2006), a Fulbright Scholar to the Republic of Moldova (2009), and since 2014 has been a Visiting Professor in Social and Political Theory at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
Table of ContentsPart I. Problems Related to Health, Safety, and Security: 1. Illness and health care Erin Ruel and Amanda Powell; 2. Mental illness and social problems Joan Busfield; 3. Substance abuse Clayton Mosher and Scott Akins; 4. Epidemics, pandemics, and outbreaks Martin French, Eric Mykhalovskiy and Carmen Lamothe; 5. Disaster as social problem and social construct Kathleen Tierney; 6. Surveillance S. E. Costanza; 7. Domestic spying: a historical-comparative perspective Mathieu Deflem, Derek M. D. Silva and Anna S. Rogers; 8. Computer hacking as a social problem Brian Alleyne; 9. War and militarism Daniel Burland; 10. The social problem of terrorism Pat Lauderdale and Annamarie Oliverio; 11. Genocide Christopher Powell; Part II. Problems Related to Crime and Violence: 12. The problem of crime Walter S. DeKeseredy; 13. Corporate malfeasance as a social problem Melissa Rorie; 14. The construction of school bullying as a social problem Jeffrey W. Cohen and Robert A. Brooks; 15. Rampage school shootings Jack Levin and Eric Madfis; 16. Understanding sexual violence: the role of causal and precipitating factors in sexual offending Heng Choon (Oliver) Chan; 17. Critical and intersectional understandings of campus sexual assault as a social problem Ashley C. Rondini; 18. Child abuse and neglect Mark A. Winton; 19. Family violence Claire M. Renzetti and Allison M. Adair; 20. Juvenile violence Kathleen M. Heide; 21. Gangs and gang violence Erika Gebo; 22. State violence M. Gabriela Torres; 23. Hate crime Paul Iganski and Abe Sweiry; 24. Police brutality Malcolm D. Holmes; 25. Capital punishment/death penalty Michael L. Radelet and Scott Phillips; 26. Wrongful convictions: comparative perspectives Marvin Zalman; Part VI. Problems of global impact: 27. Urbanism and urbanization Ranita Ray and Michael Ian Borer; 28. Technology and social problems Govert Valkenburg and Harro van Lente; 29. Population and contemporary social problems Fred M. Shelley; 30. Environmental problems Kayla Stover.