Teen Violence: A Global View

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The complexities and tragedies arising from teen violence are problems faced on every continent in the world. Fourteen case studies of carefully selected countries, representative of every region of the world, are presented in this absorbing volume that is the first to examine the causes and possible solutions for the problem of teen violence around the world. Students and teachers can make cross-cultural comparisons to discover how the problem is viewed in different countries, how the problem is changing, which ...

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Overview

The complexities and tragedies arising from teen violence are problems faced on every continent in the world. Fourteen case studies of carefully selected countries, representative of every region of the world, are presented in this absorbing volume that is the first to examine the causes and possible solutions for the problem of teen violence around the world. Students and teachers can make cross-cultural comparisons to discover how the problem is viewed in different countries, how the problem is changing, which factors seem to contribute to the rate of teen violence in almost all of the countries and which are unique to specific countries. Readers can also take a fascinating look at the various solutions to the problem that have been proposed and tested throughout the world.

Each chapter is divided into similar subsections, so students can easily compare specific topics among different countries and cultures. They will find that the perception of teen violence in different countries does not always reflect the reality. They can discover how such factors as drug use, family dynamics,and educational settings play an important role in teen violence across many different cultures, while also discovering the unique settings and situations that contribute to violence in unfamiliar cultures. This world view will help build better understanding of how social issues affect all societies.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA
The perceptions of teen violence held by the general public and by policy makers in fourteen nations are presented in essays of uneven scope and quality. Although the editors state that the countries selected for examination have been chosen to provide information from varying areas of the globe, more than a third of them share a British heritage in their contemporary legal constructs—Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Jamaica, St. Lucia, and the United States. Western Europe accounts for nearly another quarter, including Germany, Italy, and Spain; Asia is represented only by Thailand; Africa only by South Africa and Israel, both exemplifying cultures heavily informed by modern colonization influences; and South America goes unrepresented. The remaining essays cover Russia and Slovenia. Contributing authors include graduate students as well as degreed researchers and present material from vantage points that vary by essay. Some are the impressionistic reports of outsiders, whereas others are detailed analyses including native-derived statistics. Some essays provide comparative statistical tables with data relevant to multiple countries, but the index fails to allow users to research such trenchant topics as bullying or corporal punishment. Further references provided might help serious researchers gather more on either the national or international level, but this volume is a disappointing addition to the usually insight-provoking series, A World View of Social Issues. Index. Biblio. Source Notes. Further Reading. 2001, Greenwood, 232p. PLB $49.95. Ages 15 to Adult. Reviewer: Francisca Goldsmith
Booknews
Social scientists and criminologists present 14 case studies from as many countries representing all regions of the world. They look at causes and possible solutions, how the problem is viewed in different countries, how it is changing, which factors are important across the board and which only in one, and other aspects. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313308543
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2000
  • Series: A World View of Social Issues Series
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

ALLAN M. HOFFMAN is Dean and Professor of the College of Health Sciences at Des Moines University and Director of the Center for Prevention of Community Violence.

RANDAL W. SUMMERS is an adjunct professor in the Business Administration Program at the University of Phoenix.

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Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Preface
Introduction
1 Australia 1
2 Canada 15
3 England and Wales 33
4 Germany 47
5 Israel 59
6 Italy 73
7 Jamaica 87
8 Russia 97
9 St. Lucia 119
10 Slovenia 133
11 South Africa 145
12 Spain 159
13 Thailand 169
14 United States 183
Index 201
About the Editors and Contributors 207
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