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Random Violence: How We Talk about New Crimes and New Victims

 
 
 
 
Random Violence: How We Talk about New Crimes and New Victims
Author: Joel Best
ISBN 13: 9780520215726
ISBN 10: 520215729
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1999-03-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 237
List Price: $29.95
 
 

"A major contribution to the literature on social problems, crime, and social deviance, and a fine example of what is currently the best-established theoretical approach to this material. It is laudably interdisciplinary, draws admirably from 'high' and 'low' culture, and over all asks some very challenging questions."—Philip Jenkins, Pennsylvania State University

"Random Violence extends the growing scholarly literature on the social construction of social problems by showing us how currently trendy folk knowledge obscures the most perplexing problems in American society and how it serves to foster a climate of social distrust."—Donileen Loeske, University of South Florida