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Social Problems and the Quality of Life explores some of the most crucial social issues of our time and how they impact quality of life, providing a firm foundation in how to identify a social problem and the sociological theories and methods for understanding these key concerns. Exploring social problems on a global level, this book is a comprehensive guide to critically analyzing current issues that the nation and the world face today.
CHAPTER 1: UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS
PART 2: PROBLEMS OF BEHAVIORAL DEVIANCE
CHAPTER 2: ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
CHAPTER 3: CRIME AND DELINQUENCY
CHAPTER 4: VIOLENCE
CHAPTER 5: SEXUAL DEVIANCE
PART 3: PROBLEMS OF INEQUALITY
CHAPTER 6: POVERTY
CHAPTER 7: GENDER AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION
CHAPTER 8: RACE, ETHNIC GROUPS, AND RACISM
PART 4: PROBLEMS OF SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
CHAPTER 9: GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
CHAPTER 10: WORK AND THE ECONOMY
CHAPTER 11: EDUCATION
CHAPTER 12: FAMILY PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 13: HEALTH CARE AND ILLNESS: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL
PART 5: GLOBAL SOCIAL PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 14: WAR AND TERRORISM
CHAPTER 15: THE ENVIRONMENT
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