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- DescriptionEchoing Durkheim's Suicide, this book focuses on one important phemen 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 ecomic inequalities. He deftly blends the evidence related to each of these factors into a well-reasoned sociological analysis of the nature of American society.
- Author BiographyLeonard Beeghley is professor of sociology at the University of Florida.
- Author(s)Leonard Beeghley
- PublisherRowman & Littlefield
- Date of Publication07/05/2003
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRowman & Littlefield
- Content Notebibliography, index
- Weight431 g
- Width157 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine19 mm
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