Murder in America: a historian's perspective
A historical perspective of the high murder rates in the United States is offered, and the roots of this violence are the brutality of Southern slavery and its "culture of honor." The probable short duration of the downturn in murder rates after 1993 is discussed, as are the many factors contributing to crime rates.
Publication Name: Crime & Justice (Chicago, Ill)
Advocating rights or adjudicating wrongs: the status of affirmative action
This article discusses the history of the controversy over affirmative action and attempts to assess its efficiency nationwide. Topics include the relationship between affirmative action and equal rights, a definition of equal rights, affirmative action, and reverse discrimination.
Publication Name: Journal of Individual Employment Rights
School shootings, the media, and public fear: ingredients for a moral panic
Issues discussed concern the social and psychological responses of Americans to the media portrayal of violence in schools. The authors examine the role of the media, politicians, and community in using school shootings to construct a discourse of moral panic.
Publication Name: Crime, Law and Social Change
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