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1 Sociology of Violence
Reading List
Definition, Manifestation and Explanation of Violence
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Gender and Family Violence
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4 Korbin, Jill E. 2003. "Children, Childhoods, and Violence." Annual Review of Anthropology
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Juvenile and School Violence
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