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NCJ Number: 134300 Find in a Library
Title: Social Problems
Author(s): W Kornblum; J Julian
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 574
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-816240-9
Sale Source: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This textbook provides an overview of theory, empirical findings, issues, and policy implications regarding a variety of individual behaviors and collective social problems including drug abuse, crime, poverty, discrimination, environmental pollution, war, and other issues.
Abstract: The text also aims to indicate the overlaps and relationships among different social problems. An introduction presents definitions of social problems and an explanation of assumptions and sociological perspectives regarding social problems. Individual chapters focus on health problems and health care, mental illness, sex offenses and other sex-related problems, alcohol and other drug abuse, crime and crime control policies, violence, and social classes. Other chapters examine issues and responses to prejudice and discrimination, sex roles and sex discrimination, attitudes toward elderly persons, family problems, public education, employer-employee relations, consumer advocacy, urban problems, immigration, technology and the environment, war, and terrorism. Figures, tables, photographs, chapter summaries and reading lists, glossary, name and subject index, and approximately 900 references
Main Term(s): Social conditions
Index Term(s): Deviance; Discrimination; Group behavior; Individual behavior; Problem behavior; Sociological analyses; Sociology
Note: 7th Edition
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