This multivolume series presents both sides of controversial issues. Each volume is devoted to one topic, such as abortion, euthanasia, drug legalization, and topics in politics and foreign affairs. NOTE: some volumes may not be located at the Boston campus.
"Current Controversies in the Biological Sciences examines the ways in which the federal government uses scientific information in reaching policy decisions, providing case studies of the interactions between science and government on different biomedical, biological, and environmental issues. These case studies document a broad range of complex issues in science policy--from the Human Genome Project to tobacco regulation..."
This second edition continues in the goal of attempting to gather "all that is known about criminal behavior and the response of societies to it." There are 250 extensive essays, ranging from 800 - 12,000 words, all of which include bibliographies. Also available in full-text via Gale's Virtual Reference Library
Each volume is devoted to a specific range of topics: Historical, Conceptual, and Theoretical Issues; Crime and Juvenile Delinquency; Sexual Deviance; and Self-Destructive Behavior and Disvalued Identity.