Youth Violence: Prevention, Intervention, and Social Policy / Edition 1

Youth Violence: Prevention, Intervention, and Social Policy / Edition 1

by C. Ronald Huff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0880488093

ISBN-13: 9780880488099

Pub. Date: 11/01/1998

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

Scholars, public officials, and reporters have described the violence of this decade as epidemic as the homicide rate has doubled for adolescents between 1984 and 1994. Current policy to combat youth violence is primarily reactive, focusing on increased punishments and spending millions of dollars each year on incarceration.

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Overview

Scholars, public officials, and reporters have described the violence of this decade as epidemic as the homicide rate has doubled for adolescents between 1984 and 1994. Current policy to combat youth violence is primarily reactive, focusing on increased punishments and spending millions of dollars each year on incarceration.

Providing the latest research on effective prevention and intervention strategies for reducing youth violence, Youth Violence: Prevention, Intervention, and Social Policy is a comprehensive resource for dealing with both perpetrators and victims of violence and understanding the risk factors facing youth.

It covers • Results from tested prevention and intervention programs including practical descriptions, core components for success, evaluation findings, costs, and lessons learned from actual implementations• Intervention techniques that teach prosocial behavior to antisocial youth• Psychopharmacological and neurobiological issues in the treatment of violent youth• The statistical predictability of adult aggression based on childhood aggression• The effects of exposure to violence and the continuity of aggression from childhood to adulthood• An integration strategy for a sound public policy toward prevention and treatment of violent youth

Complete with an extensive reference list of over 700 publications and studies, this practical volume appeals to a wide audience including sociologists, criminologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, educators, counselors, and nurses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880488099
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
Clinical Practice Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I: Etiology and Prevention. Youth violence prevention, intervention, and social policy: an overview. Two sides of the coin: multi-level prevention and intervention to reduce youth violent behavior. Stability and continuity of aggression from early childhood to young adulthood. Part II: Exposure. Principles of military combat stress treatment related to children in high-risk environments. Organization of exposure to violence among urban adolescents: clinical, prevention and research implications. Part III: Gender, Gangs, and Guns. Youth gangs, drugs, and socioeconomic isolation. Girls and violence: an overview. Role of firearms in youth violence. Part IV: Interventions. Family factors and youth violence. Teaching prosocial behavior to antisocial youth. Psychopharmacological and neurobiological issues in the treatment of violent youth. Part V: Conclusions. Implications for prevention, intervention, and social policy with violent youth. Index.

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