I've listed three approaches below as well as couple sample books for each approach. If you are interested in the particular case of violence, there is a helpful subject search "Violence in the Bible" that works in both our online catalog and our ATLA Religion Database (journal literature).
One approach is to look at how the New Testament views the Old Testament:
Hays, Richard B.
The conversion of the imagination : Paul as interpreter of Israel's Scripture
Reserve | BS2655.R32 H38 2005
Porter, Stanley E., 1956-
Hearing the Old Testament in the New Testament / McMaster New Testament studies
Stacks | BS2387 .H36 2006
Another approach is to follow the hermeneutics angle:
Cosgrove, Charles H.
The meanings we choose : hermeneutical ethics, indeterminacy and the conflict of interpretations
Stacks | BS476 .M353 2004
Hayes, John Haralson, 1934-
Dictionary of biblical interpretation /
Reference Quarto | BS500 .D5 1999
A third approach might be to follow more closely a particular topic (violence) or scripture:
Collins, John Joseph, 1946-
Does the Bible justify violence?
Stacks | BT736.15 .C65 2004x
Rowlett, Lori L.
Joshua and the rhetoric of violence : a new historicist analysis / Journal for the study of the Old Testament
Stacks | BS1295.2 .R68 1996