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This timely resource, written by a team of authors who are working at the forefront of the public sociology movement, provides a contemporary analysis of public sociology. The book highlights a variety of ways in which sociology brings about social change in community settings, assists nonprofit and social service organizations in their work, and influences policy at the local, regional, and national levels. The book also spotlights sociology that informs the general public on key policy issues through media and creates research centers that develop and carry out collaborative research.

Case Studies 7. Crime, Reducing Violence, and Promoting Justice
Case studies 7. Crime, reducing violence, and promoting justice

Sociological research has made significant contributions to understanding the nature and extent of crime and providing strategies to reduce violence; indeed, the scope of sociological research in this field is vast. The public sociologists in this section demonstrate how important it is to disseminate their research to inform and guide the work of a variety of practitioners who seek to reduce violence and restore justice. Tackling issues such as homicide, racial disparities in the justice system, domestic violence, and hate crimes, these scholars are actively engaged in connecting sociological research to multiple publics to effect change.

The first two case studies in this section provide excellent examples of the ...

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