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Random violence : how we talk about new crimes and new victims

Author: Joel Best
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the ways we talk about and why we worry about various crimes and forms of victimization. This book focuses on so-called random crimes such as freeway shootings, gang violence, hate crimes,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Best, Joel.
Random violence.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98006234
(OCoLC)38573033
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Best
ISBN: 9780520921672 0520921674 0585299366 9780585299365
OCLC Number: 45731467
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 242 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Ch. 1. Random Violence --
Ch. 2. From Incidents to Instances: The Media Discover Wilding and Freeway Violence --
Ch. 3. Beyond Instances: Institutionalizing Stalking and Hate Crimes --
Ch. 4. Gangs, Conspiracies, and Other Cultural Resources --
Ch. 5. The New Victims --
Ch. 6. The Victim Industry --
Ch. 7. Declaring War on Social Problems --
Ch. 8. Connections among Claims: The Context for New Social Problems --
App. New Ways to Study Media Coverage of Social Problems.
Responsibility: Joel Best.

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