Welcome to the Companion Site!

This site is intended to enhance your use of Violence, Third Edition, by Alex Alvarez and Ronet Bachman. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material. 


The Violence, Third Edition offers an interdisciplinary and reader-friendly exploration of the patterns and correlations of individual and collective violent acts using the most contemporary research, theories, and cases. Responding to the fear of pervasive violence in the world, authors Alex Alvarez and Ronet Bachman address the various legislative, social, and political efforts to curb violent behavior. They expertly incorporate a wide range of the most current cases to help readers interpret the nature and dynamics of a variety of different, yet connected forms of violence. While most texts of this type simply cover individual acts of violence, this book offers readers a broader perspective, covering more collective violence activities such as terrorism, mob violence, and genocide.


We gratefully acknowledge Alex Alvarez and Ronet Bachman for writing an excellent text and for reviewing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Mathilda Spencer and Tamara Mouras for creating the ancillaries on this site.