From Theory to Research


  • Margaret Zahn
  • Henry Brownstein
  • Shelly Jackson

Brings together theoretical and empirical papers prepared by noted researchers and theoreticians. The first part includes chapters by criminological theorists who apply their theory of crime particularly to violence. The second part contains chapters by researchers who look at the substantive area of their expertise through the lens of theories of violence. Each chapter is original and was written specifically for this book.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2004
  • ISBN: 978-1-58360-561-5

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

Violence: From Theory to Research

Part II: Theories of Violence

1. Toward a Social Learning Model of Violence and Terrorism

2. A General Strain Theory Approach to Violence

3. Control Balance Theory and Violence

4. A Rational-Choice Approach to Violence

5. Social Disorganization and Violence

6. Toward a Radical Ecology of Urban Violence

7. The Basic Routine Activity Approach to Crime Analysis

8. Feminist Theories of Violent Behavior

9. Violent Structures

Part III: Applying Theories to Substance

10. Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault

11. Youth Violence: An Overview

12. A Summary of Research on Drug-Related Violence

13. Modern Lynchings

14. Hate Violence

15. Terrorist Violence

Part IV: Conclusion

The Need for a Theory of Violence