A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2011
"Indispensable for any criminal justice collection. Essential."
"One of the most valuable pieces of scholarship on the subject of violence and American culture that I have read."
--David Griffith, author of A Good War Is Hard to Find
is a literate guide through the American cultural landscape. Strain offers bold suggestions for reducing lethal violence in America."
--Jeffrey Goldstein, author of Why We Watch: The Attractions of Violent Entertainment
From the Inside Flap
Is violence an inextricable part of our American heritage?