Summary: < p>The < I>Information Plus Reference Series< /I> compiles all the pertinent data, both current and historical, on a wide variety of contemporary social issues. Designed as ready-reference tools providing key data on social concerns, these books save researchers and students from the cumbersome task of locating the various data in pamphlets, legal journals, congressional reports, newspapers and other sources. The series covers 40 vital current issues, including: < ul>< li> Abortion< ...show more li> AIDS< li> Capital punishment< li> Death and dying< li> Domestic violence< li> Endangered species< li> Environment< li> Gun control< li> Homelessness< li> Illegal drugs< li> Immigration< li> And many more< /ul>< p>Compiled from thousands of source documents, reports and studies, each of the < I>Information Plus Reference Series< /I> books provide current and past statistics, court decisions, state and federal laws, tables and charts, results of public opinion polls and more. Each thoroughly indexed 112-200 page volume provides complete source citations as well as listings of names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers for relevant organizations. Volumes in the < I>Information Plus Reference Series< /I> are completely revised and updated every two years.< p>The set includes four Issue Group subsets including: < ul>< li> < b>Health and Lifestyle Issues Group< /b> (includes < I>Health and Wellness, The Health Care System, AIDS/HIV, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Mental Health, Weight in America, Alcohol & Tobacco, Death & Dying, Growing Up in America, Recreation< /I> and < I>Growing Old in America< /I>)< li> < b>Crime Issues Group< /b> (includes < i>Crime, Child Abuse, Violent Relationships, Gun Control, Capital Punishment, Prisons & Jails, National Security, Youth Violence, Crime, and Gangs< /I> and < I>Illegal Drugs< /I>)< li> < b>Environmental Issues Group< /b> (includes < I>Animal Rights, Environment, Garbage and Other Pollution, Water, Endangered Species< /I> and < I>Energy< /I> ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 06
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