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Random Violence: How We Talk about New Crimes & New Victims

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"A major contribution to the literature on social problems, crime, and social deviance, and a fine example of what is currently the best-established theoretical approach to this material. It is laudably interdisciplinary, draws admirably from 'high' and 'low' culture, and over all asks some very challenging questions."--Philip Jenkins, Pennsylvania State University ""Random Violence" extends the growing scholarly literature on the social construction of social problems by showing us how currently trendy folk knowledge ...

Random Violence: How We Talk about New Crimes & New Victims 1999, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520215726

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