Crime and Society

Crime and Society

Violence in America, Volume 1: The History of Crime in America
edited by Ted Robert Gun
Sage Publications, 1989, 279 pp., $17.95

Violence in America, Volume 2: Protest, Rebellion, Reform
edited by Ted Robert Gun
Sage Publications, 1989, 279 pp., $17.95

 

These books are the editorial grandchildren of a work first published in 1968. They then appeared as a report to the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence, formed in the wake of a political militancy that had shaken the entire country. A second edition appeared in 1979. If these two thoughtful volumes had no more impor...