This theoretically balanced text provides the latest research findings and a consistent structure to help students analyze major social problems facing the United States. Henslin presents boths sides of an argument with a neutral voice and has a "down-to-earth" writing style. When students complete this text, not only do they gain a sociological understanding of social problems, but also they are able to explore-and evaluate-their own opinions about specific social problems. They will gain a greater awareness of the social forces that shape their orientations to social problems and their perspectives on social life. The ideas in this book, then, can penetrate students' thinking and give shape to their views of the world.Henslin, James M. is the author of 'Social Problems ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205508044 and ISBN 0205508049.