Sociology of Violence Reading List
Definition, Manifestation and Explanation of Violence
Agnew, Robert. 1985. "A Revised Strain Theory of Delinquency." Social Forces 64:151 - 167. —. 1992. "Foundation for a General Strain Theory of Crime and Delinquency." Criminology 30:47 - 87. —. 2006. Pressured into Crime: An Overview of General Strain Theory. Roxbury. Arendt, Hannah. 1970. On violence. New York,: Harcourt. Ascher, William. 1986. "The Moralism of Attitudes Supporting Intergroup Violence." Political Psychology 7:403-425. Beeghley, Leonard. 2003. Homicide: A Sociological Explanation. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield. Brustein, William 1996. The Logic of Evil. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Buss, David 2005. The Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind Is Designed to Kill. New York: Penguin Press. Chasin, Barbara H. 2004. Inequality & violence in the United States: casualties of capitalism. Amherst, N.Y.: Humanity Books. Cloward, Richard A. and Lloyd E. Ohlin. 1960. Delinquency and Opportunity: A Theory of Delinquent Gangs. New York: The Free Press. Collins, Randall. 1974. "Three faces of cruelty: towards a comparative sociology of violence." Theory and Society 1:415 - 440. —. 2008. Violence : a micro-sociological theory. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Coser, Lewis A. 1956. The functions of social conflict. Glencoe, Ill.,: Free Press. Derriennic, Jean-Pierre. 1972. "Theory and Ideologies of Violence." Journal of Peace Research 9:361-374. DeSteno, David, Nilanjana Dasgupta, Monica Y. Bartlett, and Aida Cajdric. 2004. "Prejudice from Thin Air: The Effect of Emotion on Automatic Intergroup Attitudes." Psychological Science 15:319-324.

“To Kill or Not to Kill?: Lethal Outcomes in Injurious Attacks. “Impression Management and the Escalation of Aggression and Violence. Jackman. Levin. Causes of Delinquency.J. Nicole Hahn. Fox. and Sears O. 2002. N. “Psychopathy and the Evolution of Criminological Knowledge. Amherst. "Theories of Social Conflict. 1996. New York: The Free Press. . Rafter. Miller. New Haven.O. Kenna. 1983. “Situational Factors in Disputes Leading to Criminal Violence.Y.. and Messner. 59-74. Jack. May 1997. The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Senseless Murder (2nd ed). Jack. Discipline and Punishment. H. and Dov Cohen. 1977..: Prometheus Books. L. Hardin.. “New Economics of Sociological Criminology. Lee and Anthony Walsh. 1997. Westview Press. Frustration and Aggression.” Criminology 34: 201-227. W.” Theoretical Criminology. 1982. Why we hate. Michel. Culture of Honor: The Psychology of Violence in the South. and Henry Steadman. 2004. Felson. (Ch. New York: Pantheon Books. N. New York: Basic Books. Felson. Mary R. Jack and Gordana Rabrenovic. Steven. Hirschi.” Social Psychology Quarterly 45: 245-254.” Criminology 35:229-76." Annual Review of Sociology 4:291-315. James A. Katz. Merton. “Gene-Based Evolutionary Theories in Criminology. 2002. 1995. "Violence in Social Life. Oberschall.” Annual Review of Sociology 28:417-42. Travis. One for all: the logic of group conflict. Foucault. Anthony. Berkeley: University of California Press. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.” Criminology 21. 1996. Nisbett. 6 & 7). Richard B. Bill. Felson.2    Dollard. Ellis." Annual Review of Sociology 28:387-415. Social Theory and Social Structure. Levin. McCarthy.E. Princeton. 1(2): 235-59. and Quinet. CT: Yale University Press. N. 1978. 1967. Robert K. 1969. Richard B. Doob. 2005. Richard E. Seductions of crime: moral and sensual attractions in doing evil. Richard B. Russell. J.: Princeton University Press.. O. Mowrer. 1988.

Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Turpin. Dobash. On Human Nature. Wini and Linda Gordon. Bert. Wilson. "The New Scholarship on Family Violence. Jennifer E. New York: Free Press. ""Toward a New Feminist Theory of Rape": A Response from the Field. Biosocial Criminology: Challenging Environmentalism’s Supremacy. 1983.). & Straus Murray A. R. Emerson. New York: Basic Books. Russell P. Steven.. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Reiss. Brownmiller.” Journal of Marriage and the Family 33: 624-636. Useem. and Aggression. Thousand Oaks. and Kathryn E. Anne 1993. Edward O. Aida 1997. Beverly. The Web of violence: from interpersonal to global. and rape. Nye. 549-580 in Contemporary Theories about the Family.3    Ross. and Lester R. Gender and Family Violence Allen." Political Psychology 7:427-469. Workplace violence : a continuum from threat to death. 2003. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press . Mittie D.. Collins. Gelles. Susan. The Color of Privilege: Three Blasphemies on Race and Feminism. Spitzer. Cincinnati. L. Against our will: men. 1997.R. vol. & I." Signs 8:490-531. 1998. New York: Nova Science Publishers. R. “Force and Violence in the Family. “Determinants of Violence in the Family: Toward a Theoretical Integration. F. Goode. Southerland." Signs 27:777-781. 1971. Women. 1997. Hill. "Toward a Marxian Theory of Deviance. Men. William J. 1. Co. Burr. 1998. Walsh. Breines. 1975. Anthony and Lee Ellis (eds. CA: Sage. and Dobash. Kurtz. 1993." Social Problems 22:638-651.” Pp. Rethinking Violence against Women. Scarborough. edited by W. Richard J. Marc Howard. "Breakdown Theories of Collective Action.I. 1999. Hurtado. 2002. Campbell. Pamela A. 1986. women. New York: Fawcett Columbine. 1979." Annual Review of Sociology 24:215-238. "A Cross-Cultural Theory of Political Conflict and Violence. OH: Anderson Pub.

"Violence Against Women: An Integrated. 2003. Toronto . "Gender Bias and Feminist Consciousness among Judges and Attorneys: A Standpoint Theory Analysis. "Violence Against Immigrant Women. Lori L.106. Gelles and M." in Beyond patriarchy : essays by men on pleasure. power. Jill E. edited by D. 35:480-492 Loseke. Jocelyn A. Letellier. Donileen R. 2001. and Violence." Signs 27:743-775.4    Korbin." Violence and Victims 9:95 . 2003. 2002. Joseph H. James W." Sociological Forum 20:613-640." Annual Review of Anthropology 32:431-446. Janice. Thousand Oaks: Sage. "The Construction of Masculinity and the Triad of Men's Violence. 1987. “The family as a public and private institution: A historical perspective.35-48 in Current Controversies on Family Violence. New York: Oxford University Press. Michalski. 1998. Michael. Raj.J." Violence Against Women 4:262 . Carine M. Christine. Cavanaugh. Patricia Yancey. R." Signs 27:665-701." Signs 25:789816. Ecological Framework. "Making Bodies Matter. "Toward a New Feminist Theory of Rape": The Seductions of Theory." Signs 27:781-786. "Toward a New Feminist Theory of Rape. 2002. Childhoods. "Vulnerability and Dangerousness. "Gay and Bisexual Male Domestic Violence Victimization: Challenges to Feminist Theory and Responses to Violence. Messerschmidt. 2005." Annual Review of Anthropology 32:431-446. 2002. B 1978. Korbin." Gender & Society 15:83-109. and Violence. John R.” Pp.R. Helliwell. "Children. Anita and Jay Silverman. 1994.290. Kaufman. Haaken. Laslett. ""It's Only a Penis": Rape. “Through a Sociological Lens: The Complexities of Family Violence. and change. Jill E. Martin. Feminism. 2000. 2005.” Journal of Marriage and the Family. Childhoods. . "Children.M. Reynolds. Heise. edited by M. 2002. Hollander. 1999. Kaufman. and Difference." Violence Against Women 8:367-398. Loseke. Mardorossian. and Shelley Keith. "Explaining Intimate Partner Violence: The Sociological Limitations of Victimization Studies." Theoretical Criminology 3:197-220. Patrick.

and Violence.5    Richie. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. Randy and Craig Palmer. and Valli Kanuha. Ullman. The Origins and Impact of Contemporary Youth Gangs in the U.: MIT Press. and David L. R.” Journal of Marriage and the Family 54: 620-629. Timothy Brezina.: kinship and domestic politics.L. and Violence. John Paul Wright. 55-93 in Violence in American Schools. Fagan. 1992. 1998 . J.161. 1998." Violence Against Women 8:286-319. "Strain. Cambridge. “Social Sources of Marital Violence and Deterrence: Testing an Integrated Theory of Assaults between Partners. Mean Streets: Youth Crime and Homelessness. and Francis T.A. Starzynski." Criminology 40:43 72.819.299 in Wings of gauze: women of color and the experience of health and illness. S. edited by K." Journal of Interpersonal Violence 21:798 . eds. Bair and S. & Wilkinson. Albany: State University of New York Press. and delinquency: Extending general strain theory. Sarah E. Suzanne C." Pp. edited by D. Yllo. K. UK: Cambridge University Press. 1993. Hansen and A. 2006. and Williams.: Temple University Press. Gangs.S. Cayleff. Cummings.S. Power. “Social Contexts and Functions of Adolescent Violence. Pa. Filipas. Sexism. Elliott. 609 . Scott and Daniel J. "Battered Women of Color in Public Health Care Systems: Racism.R. Cullen. V. "A Typology of Women's Use of Violence in Intimate Relationships. 2000. Tjaden. 2002. Hamburg. Beth E.. Snow. Townsend. Juvenile and School Violence Agnew. 1998. 2000. Thornhill. and Laura L. "The Role of Victim-Offender Relationships in Women's Sexual Assault Experiences. personality traits. edited by B." Pp.. Stephanie M. B. "Through a Feminist Lens: Gender. D. Philadelphia. Women in the political economy. 1993. Robert. Kersti. Henrietta H. Garey. A natural history of rape: biological bases of sexual coercion. 288 . Patricia and Nancy Thoennes. Monti. John and Bill McCarthy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Williams. K.” Pp." Violence Against Women 6:142 . Hagan. E. Swan. 2002. "Prevalence and Consequences of Male-toFemale and Female-to-Male Intimate Partner Violence as Measured by the National Violence Against Women Survey. Cambridge. I.619 in Families in the U. Mass.

: Transaction Publishers. Causes of delinquency. Scheidt. Robert J. Sykes. Subcultural Definitions. 1999. Oxford Press. Heimer. 2004. M. Sampson. Morenoff. Shared Beginnings. Ronald L. N.” American Sociological Review 64:633-60. “Bullying Behaviors among US Youth: Prevalence and Association with Psychosocial Adjustment.” Criminology 39:517-60. and Felton Earls.” JAMA 285:2094-2100 Noguera. Cambridge. Ruan. Pedro. “Beyond Social Capital: Spatial Dynamics of Collective Efficacy for Children.318. Delinquency. Overpeck. 1995. 1999. Katherine S. Families.. New Brunswick. B.” Harvard Educational Review 65: 189-212 Newman. and the Spatial Dynamics of Urban Violence. Philippe. 1988. and Crime. R. 2003. Simons-Morton.: Harvard University Press. Urban Unrest Baumgartner.P.R. MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.. 1957. Bourgois." American Sociological Review 22:664-670. Robert J. "Socioeconomic Status. 2001. Pilla. W.J. P. The Moral Order of a Suburb. Simons. Sampson. New York: Cambridge University Press. James W. and Violent Delinquency. “Neighborhood Inequality. Gresham M. Divergent Lives: Delinquent Boys to Age 70. T. Karen. Simons. "The gendering of violent delinquency. and David Matza. Morenoff. Mass. Travis. Messerschmidt. 2002. “Preventing and Producing Violence: A Critical Analysis of Responses to School Violence. New York: Basic Books. and L. New York: Oxford University Press.. Sampson. Raudenbush. John H. and Stephen W. 2004. "Techniques of Neutralization: A Theory of Delinquency.J. A. Jeffrey D. Jeffrey D. Nansel. Wallace. Laub. Lanham. Hirschi. Rampage : the social roots of school shootings. (2004)." Criminology 37:277 . ." Social Forces 75:799-833.6    Heimer. 1995. In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio. Collective Efficacy. and Robert J. Flesh and blood: adolescent gender diversity and violence. M.S. 1997. Karen and Stacy De Coster. 2001. Leslie G.

Urban Rioting in Los Angeles: A comparison of 1965 with 1992. 1977. David 1994. 1929. Cottrell. J. 1994. The Urban Street Gang after 1970. Grime. Garth Taylor. Boulder: Westview Press. D. edited by M. New York: Vintage Books. Berkeley: University of California Press. Hagedorn. Islands in the City. and Richard Cloward. Crime and the Spiral of Decay in American Neighborhoods. Fear.: Pine Forge Press. Los Angeles: UCLA Center for the Study of Urban Poverty Coughlin. Lawrence. Dunham. Morrison. Brenda and Sudhir Venhatesh. In the Los Angeles Riots. edited by Mark Baldassare. Public Opinion Before and After a Spring of Discontent. J. John. 1985 Hagan. Robert J. Chicago: Lane View Press Jankowski. Homewood: Dorsey Press. New York: The Free Press. Henry D. 1994. Zubrinsky. John M. Zorbaugh.. McKay. Race and Crime in Urban America. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Peter and Ira Lowry. Clifford R. . Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2003. Frances Fox. Paths of Neighborhood Change. and Harold G. In the Los Angeles Riots. 1993. Taub.. edited by Roland Warren and Larry Lyon. 1984. Grasmick. Thousand Oaks. Calif. Ralph. Frederick M. Crime and the Underclass in a Rustbelt City. Sidanius. and Decline. Wesley G. Sears. Elliot: “Understanding Crime: Inequality and Community” Confronting Crime: An American Challenge. People and Folks: Gangs. Delinquency Areas. Annual Review of Sociology 29:41-64 Glassner. Taylor. Baldassare.. A Riot of Color. 1991. Poor People’s Movements. Neighborhoods and Crime: The Dimensions of Effective Community Control. Disorder and Decline. and Jan D. Boulder: Westview Press Piven. Georg 1983. Oliver. 1990. New York: Basic Books Currie. The Culture of Fear. 1998. M. Martin Sanchez. New York: Lexington Books. Bobo. Simmel. Johnson. 2000. Crime and Disrepute. Shaw. and C.7    Bursik. and Leonard S. Jr. 2000. Skogan. Breaking Away from Broken Windows: Baltimore Neighborhoods and the Nationwide Fight against Crime. 1992. Barry. “The Metropolis in Mental Life” in New Perspectives on the American Community. Boulder: Westview Press. Richard P.

David and Patrick James. Nationalism and ethnic conflict. edited by S. Carment. Guy. Cockburn. consequences. Cynthia H. War and Violence in the 21st Century. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press. Giles and J.8    Political and Ideological Violence Ballentine. R. Ben-Porat. El-Bushra. Malden. The Space Between Us: Negotiating Gender and National Identities in Conflict. 1998." Pp. Jacobs. Co. 2006. —. Michael E. Brad. 1995. 66 . 136 . violence. 2009." Security Dialogue 41:413-433. M. Enloe. Mark R. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2001. Brubaker. and J.: Lynne Rienner Publishers. "Transforming Conflict: Some Thoughts on a Gendered Understanding of Conflict Processes. Evans. Marchbank." Pp. "Ethnic and Nationalist Violence. London: Zed Books. Cambridge. "The Growth of Transborder Shadow Economies. NY: Syracuse University Press. Duffield. Cordell.1998. Ethnic conflict: causes. 2003. Boulder.86 in States of conflict: gender. and resistance. . and responses. Laitin. Karen and Jake Sherman. MA: Polity. 2010. Peace in the midst of wars : preventing and managing international ethnic conflicts. New York: Zed Books. 2000. Global Liberalism. Jacobson." Political Psychology 16:259-295. Judy. Mass. Berkeley: University of California Press. Maneuvers: the international politics of militarizing women's lives. New York: Zed Books. The political economy of armed conflict: beyond greed and grievance. Hyndman. 1998. "Self-Images of Hawks and Doves: A Control Systems Model of Militarism. edited by W.159 in Global governance and the new wars: the merging of development and security. Cambridge . Local Populism: Peace and conflict in Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland. Rogers and David D. 24 44 in Sites of violence: gender and conflict zones. D'Agostino.: MIT Press." Annual Review of Sociology 24:423-452. Cynthia. Brown." Pp. 2004. "The Continuum of Violence: A Gender Perspective on War and Peace. 2001. "Foucault’s Legacy: Security. Syracuse. Brian. 2000. M. Karl and Stefan Wolff.

" Security Dialogue 35:429-445." Journal of Peace Research 39:615-637. Fein. James D. Insurgency. "Martyrdom and Sacrifice in a Time of Terror. Mikael Eriksson." Foreign Policy:3438. Handrahan. 2005. 2001. 1997." Social Research 75:417-434." The Journal of Ethics 1:187-202. Peter Wallensteen.9    Fearon.C. Accounting for Genocide: National Responses and Jewish Victimization during the Holocaust.: United States Institute of Peace. Glaeser. The violence of hate : confronting racism. and Ryken Grattet. Alan B. "Why Hawks Win. Edward L. "Ethnicity. Helen. 2003. 2002. 1979. Lori. 2008. Ryan D. James D. "Contemporary Hate Crimes. . Laitin. "Rationalist Explanations for War. CO: Westview Press." The American Political Science Review 97:75-90. Gender. Juergensmeyer. "The Political Economy of Hatred. Kahneman." Quarterly Journal of Economics 120:45-86. Daniel and Jonathan Renshon. Prime Time Crime: Balkan Media in War and Peace. Hate Crimes Revisited. and Civil War. Jack. 2007. MA: Pearson Allyn and Bacon. 2003. Boulder. and Havard Strand. Fearon. Kurspahic. Levin. Held. Nils Petter. Princeton: Princeton University Press. and Robert D. 2007. King. Ethnicity and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. Gleditsch. Washington D. New York: Free Press. Virginia. 2009. Krueger. 2007. and other forms of bigotry. Steven F. 1995. Valerie.. Making Hate A Crime: From Social Movement to Law Enforcement. Levin. Jenness. Law Enforcement. Russell Sage Foundation. Kemal. 2002. anti-Semitism." American Sociological Review 74:291-315. and the Legacy of Racial Violence. Messner. and David D." International Organization 49:379414. "Conflict. What makes a terrorist : economics and the roots of terrorism. 2004. "The Media and Political Violence. Boston. Jack and Jack McDevitt. Mark. Baller. Margareta Sollenberg. "Armed Conflict 1946-2001: A New Dataset.

2002. David M." Annual Review of Sociology 26:107-133." The Journal of Conflict Resolution 44:723-729. Nordstrom. Crenshaw. McGuire. "Child Soldiers. Sivakumaran. Levi. Turk. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2002." Annual Review of Political Science 6:473 . and international profiteering in the twenty-first century. New York University Press McCormick. Varshney. Edited by M. Austin T. Jack L. Paul C. "Ideologies of Violence: The Social Origins of Islamist and Leftist Transnational Terrorism. Nagel." American Anthropologist 109:296-306 Sandler. New York: Norton. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press. and Resentment in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe. 2000. "The Psychology of Group Conflict and the Dynamic of Oppression: A Social Dominance Perspective. Rosen. 2006. and the Globalization of Childhood. Sidanius. 2003. edited by S. Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India. Edward M. Ashutosh. 2007. 2004. "Sexual Violence Against Men in Armed Conflict." Pp. "Economic Analysis of Conflict. Hatred. 2000. power. Jr.507. and J. J. Gordon H. Craig Jenkins. Shadows of war: violence. 2007. 183 . Snyder. 2006. Sandesh. Joane.. Carolyn. Williams. International Humanitarian Law. "Sociology of Terrorism. Understanding Ethnic Violence: Fear. Stern. Immigration and Crime. Peterson. . Durham. Todd.10    Martinez Ramiro and Abel Valenzuela Jr edts. 1995. NC: Duke University Press." Social Forces 84:2009-2026. 2000. 2003. Berkeley: University of California Press. Kristopher K. Robinson. Iyengar and W. 2004." Annual Review of Sociology 30:271-286. Roger D. James. The Wars Within: Peoples and States in Conflict. "Why Do People Sacrifice for Their Nations?" Political Psychology 16:217-235. New Haven: Yale University Press. Robin M. From voting to violence : democratization and nationalist conflict.219 in Explorations in Political Psychology. "Terrorist Decision Making. 1993." European Journal of International Law 18:253-276. "Ethnicity and Sexuality.

Dubravka. Debra L. ethnicity. 1998. Wessells. and Ethnic Conflict. Carment and P. Michael G.181. Deborah J.11    Williams. edited by D." Security Dialogue 35:481-498. Hunt. Braithwaite. IN: University of Notre Dame Press. Zarkov. 2007. Conflict Prevention. Tore and John Horgan eds." The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science:160 . 2006. Higate. 151 . . Alan 1978. "Gender Justice: A Gendered Assessment of Truth-Telling Mechanisms. John. Cambridge. and gender in the break-up of Yugoslavia. Studies in International Relations. Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation. Baltimore: University of South Carolina Press. edited by T. The Sociological Movement in Law. 1998. Michael G. Alternatives to Violence Bjorgo. Kaukinen. 2007. and David D." Journal of Peace Research 35:635-646." Annual Review of Sociology 20:49-79." The American Political Science Review 90:715-735. Wessells. Borer. 63 92 in Peace in the Midst of Wars: Preventing and Managing International Ethnic Conflicts. Robin Murphy. 2002." Pp. Stephen. Fearon. and Peace. 2002. 1994. "Resistance and identity politics in an age of globalization. Paul and Marsha Henry. James. Jr. "The Help-Seeking Decisions of Violent Crime Victims. London: Routledlge. Mass.: Harvard University Press. Durham: Duke University Press. 2006. 1996. The body of war: media. James D. "Explaining Interethnic Cooperation. Laitin. 2004. Catherine. DeLaet. A. Notre Dame. "Review: Children. London: MacMilllan. "Preventive Diplomacy. "The Sociology of Ethnic Conflicts: Comparative International Perspectives. Armed Conflict. Ryan.180 in Telling the truths: truth telling and peace building in post-conflict societies. Oxford University Press.Yashar." Pp." Journal of Interpersonal Violence 17:432-456. Child soldiers: from violence to protection. "Engendering (In)security in Peace Support Operations. 2009: Leaving Terrorism Behind: Disengagement from Political Violence.

Belfast: Segregation." Pp. Cambridge. 2006. Tom R. Understanding Law and Society New York: Routledge. Brown. Notre Dame. 2001. edited by T. E. New York: Zed Books. 2006. Michael 2010. Travers. MA: MIT Press. Violence. Straus and Giroux. Peter. 2006. IN: University of Notre Dame Press. Peter and Brendan Murtagh." Pp. Borer. Max 2010. 2009. London: Pluto Press. Villa-Vicencio. "Spoiler Problems in Peace Processes. Tyler. Shirlow. and the City. Life after violence: a people's story of Burundi. A.82 in Telling the truths: truth telling and peace building in post-conflict societies. 366 . Stephen John. "The Politics of Reconciliation. Uvin. Why People Obey the Law.414 in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict. 59 . Stedman.12    Sandel. Justice: What's the Right Thing to do? New York: Farrar. edited by M. Princeton University Press. . Charles.

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