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In this interdisciplinary text, Lewis R Aiken examines the elements that influence people in the later stages of life. Beginning with an historical overview of gerontology, the author discusses both pragmatic and philosophical concerns within the field. Factors impacting the process and results of ageing are carefully outlined and address such areas as biology, psychology, sociology, economics and politics. The interpersonal variability of the older population is stressed throughout the book, recognizing gender, ethnic, racial and cultural differences. Each chapter concludes with: a thorough review of the material covered; a series of questions and activities designed to enhance the learning experience; and a list of sugges

Crime and the Law
Crime and the law

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As publicized almost continuously in the media, the problem of crime in the United States is a topic of great concern to law enforcement officials, politicians, and particularly the victimized public. Daily news-papers and television and radio news programs are replete with reports of violent crimes (murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault), property crimes (burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle ...

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