This massive book is a product of 32 contributors, including two chief editors, two associate editors, and ten consulting editors. The book is divided into three distinct parts. The first part, Foundational Issues, contains six chapters covering violent groups and institutions in the United States, juvenile delinquency and violent crime, and women and aggression. Part 2, Collective Violence by Private Groups and Institutions, contains five chapters whose topics include cults, hate crimes, profiling and criminal investigative analysis of violent crimes, and dealing with large-scale hostage and barricade incidents. Part 3, Collective Violence by Government Institutions, comprises nine chapters providing detailed information on subjects ranging from capital punishment and deadly use of police force to chemical and biological violence and "oppression by science."