A Comparative Perspective on Major Social Problems

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Rita James Simon
Lexington Books, 2001 - Medical - 298 pages
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In this volume Rita J. Simon brings together a clearly organized and accessible collection of scholarly essays on the world's most pressing social problems. Each of the contributors address a specific issue--gambling, prisons, alcohol, AIDS, rape, prisons, juvenile justice, abortion, and guns--by examining the institutions and laws different societies have developed for containing them. Each of the countries selected represents a range of variations in political, economic, religious/ethical/social orientations and characteristics. This comparative and interdisciplinary world perspective makes Simon's edited volume uniquely relevant to political scientists, sociologist, criminologists, psychologists and the broader audience of scholars and laypeople interested in the study of contemporary social problems.
 

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Contents

Rape
1
Prisons
41
Firearms
79
Gambling
113
Alcohol
153
Abortion Legalization and Crime
185
AIDS
201
Juvenile Justice
245
Index
279
About the Contributors
297
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Rita J. Simon is a University Professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University. She is the author and editor of numerous books, including In the Golden Land: A Century of Russian and Soviet Jewish Immigration (1997), The Case for Transracial Adoption (with Howard Altstein and Marygold Melli, 1994), The Ambivalent Welcome: Media Coverage of American Immigration (wish Susan Alexander, 1993), Rabbis, Lawyers, Immigrants, Thieves: Women's Roles in America (1993), Adoption, Race, and Identity (with Howard Altstein, 1992), and The Crimes Women Commit, The Punishments They Receive (with Jean Landis, Lexington, 1991).

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