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Youth violence has become one of the most contentious and perplexing issues in current debates on crime policy, not the least because of the sharp increase in violence among young minority males since the mid-1980s.

Featuring articles by leading American and European scholars from many fields, Youth Violence provides a reliable, up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive overview of policy issues and research...

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Overview

Youth violence has become one of the most contentious and perplexing issues in current debates on crime policy, not the least because of the sharp increase in violence among young minority males since the mid-1980s.

Featuring articles by leading American and European scholars from many fields, Youth Violence provides a reliable, up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive overview of policy issues and research developments concerning crime and violence among the young.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226808468
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press Journals
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Series: Crime and Justice: A Review of Research Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 524
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Youth Violence in America Mark H. Moore and Michael Tonry
The Unprecedented Epidemic in Youth Violence Philip J. Cook and John H. Laub
The Social Ecology of Youth Violence Elijah Anderson
Guns, Youth Violence, and Social Identity in Inner Cities Jeffrey Fagan and Deanna L. Wilkinson
Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems Responses to Youth Violence Barry C. Feld
Prevention of Youth Violence James C. Howell and J. David Hawkins
Curriculum, Culture, and Community: The Challenge of School Violence David C. Anderson
Gang Violence in the Postindustrial Era John M. Hagedorn
Predictors, Causes, and Correlates of Male Youth Violence David P. Farrington
Toward a Jurisprudence of Youth Violence Franklin E. Zimring
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