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NCJ Number: NCJ 174181     Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 24
Editor(s): M Tonry ; M H Moore
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 533
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 95-IJ-CX-0035
Publication Number: ISBN 0-226-80845-9
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume contains 10 articles that review policy issues and research developments concerning crime and violence among the young.
Abstract: Youth violence has become one of the most contentious and perplexing issues in crime policy debates, in part because of the sharp increase in violence among young minority males since the mid-1980s. Congress has provided billions of dollars to the states as an incentive to get tough with juvenile offenders, including the effective abolition of the juvenile court. The book discusses youth violence and related policy issues in the following articles: (1) Youth Violence in America; (2) The Unprecedented Epidemic in Youth Violence; (3) The Social Ecology of Youth Violence; (4) Guns, Youth Violence, and Social Identity in Inner Cities; (5) Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systemsþ Responses to Youth Violence; (6) Prevention of Youth Violence; (7) Curriculum, Culture, and Community: The Challenge of School Violence; (8) Gang Violence in the Postindustrial Era; (9) Predictors, Causes, and Correlates of Male Youth Violence; and (10) Toward a Jurisprudence of Youth Violence. References, notes, figures, tables, appendix, bibliography, indexes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences ; Jurisprudence ; Juvenile/Youth Gangs ; Criminology ; Crime in schools ; Gangs ; Violence causes ; Violence prevention ; Gang violence ; Violence prediction
   
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