Looks at questions related to embryonic stem cell research and its place in society, providing writings from opposing viewpoints intended to encourage critical thinking on the ethics, practicality, funding, and regulation of the research.
"Police shootings and other questionable acts of misconduct--many captured and circulated on video--have created a nationwide debate on whether police departments need serious reforms and whether police officers can be trusted. Issues are discussed clearly and objectively, with added insight from experts and others, in these chapters: Is Racism a Significant Factor in Police Misconduct? How Can Police Best Be Held Accountable for Abuses of Power?...
Explores the dangers of synthetic drug addiction, and how it can be overcome. Includes a chronology, primary source quotes, color graphs and diagrams, further research, and listings of key people, advocacy groups, and related organizations.
"Biofuels, such as ethanol made from corn and biodiesel made from soybeans, are an increasingly popular and controversial energy source. Through a narrative-driven pro/con format--supported by facts, quotes, anecdotes, and full-color illustrations--this title examines issues related to biofuels"--Provided by the publisher.
Presents a collection of controversial essays that debate various issues in American history from the Reconstruction period to the present including the purpose of the Ku Klux Klan, labor unions, social Darwinism, Prohibition, and national security.
Contains seventeen essays that offer varying perspectives on issues related to child abuse, including the seriousness of the problem, how it can be prevented, and government policies on abusers and sex offenders; and provides quick facts, contact information for organizations, and a bibliography.