Youth Violence

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737728774
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 9/18/2007
  • Series: History of Issues Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 215
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword     11
Introduction     14
Youth Violence Throughout American History
Chapter Preface     24
Youth Violence Occurred in Biblical Times   Richard Phillips     26
Youth Gangs Began After the American Revolution   Stephen Johnson   David B. Muhlhausen     34
Leopold and Loeb: "Crime of the Century"   Richard Jerome     42
"Lost" Generations Must Be Saved   J. Edgar Hoover     47
World War II Impacts American Youth   Eric C. Schneider     55
A Study of a School Shooting   Cybelle Fox   Katherine S. Newman   Wendy Roth     64
Societal Influences on Youth Violence
Chapter Preface     74
Racial Discrimination Is Not the Only Root of Violence   William E. Cross Jr.     76
Anti-Semitic Youth Gangs Were Encouraged in 1940s America   Stephen H. Norwood     83
Youth Antiwar Rebellion   Charles Phillips     93
An Increase in Broken and Single-Parent Households May Lead to Youth Violence   Patrick E. Fagan     100
Gun Availability Contributes to Youth Violence   Randy M. Page   Jon Hammermeister     107
Poverty Breeds Violence   MikeMales     119
Media and Youth Violence
Chapter Preface     128
The "Crime" of Comic Books   Fredric Wertham     130
Violence in Media Encourages Real Violence$dSenate Committee on the Judiciary     137
Rap Music Gets a Bad "Rap"   Ivette M. Yee     145
Widespread Censorship of Violence Is Necessary   Dave Grossman   Gloria DeGaetano     149
Video Game Violence Is Harmless Fantasy   Ron Wilburn     158
Bullies in Cyberspace   Amanda Paulson     161
Responses to Youth Violence
Chapter Preface     169
The Birth of America's Juvenile Justice System   Howard N. Snyder   Melissa Sickmund     171
The Gang Injunction Controversy in California   Julie Gannon Shoop     178
Juvenile Executions Prohibited for Defendants Under the Age of Fifteen   John Paul Stevens     185
An End to Juvenile Executions in the United States   Anthony Kennedy     192
Chronology     199
Organizations to Contact     204
For Further Research     207
Index     210
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