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NCJ Number: 158639 Find in a Library
Title: Native Americans (From Reason to Hope: A Psychosocial Perspective on Violence & Youth, P 133-144, 1994, Leonard D Eron, Jacquelyn H Gentry, et al., eds. -- See NCJ-158633)
Author(s): B R Yung; W R Hammond
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: American Psychological Assoc
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Sale Source: American Psychological Assoc
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The extent of risk for fatal violence among Native Americans is not fully known, since reliable epidemiological data on national homicide victimization rates for ethnic groups other than black Americans are not available.
Abstract: Estimates of the risk of homicide for Native Americans are based on data gathered in regional or tribal studies. These studies indicate that gender-related patterns of fatal assaultive violence among Native Americans are similar to national trends. The extent of nonlethal forms of interpersonal violence among Native Americans is also difficult to determine. Nonetheless, intertribal variations in reported cases of child physical abuse and battering have been reported. Apart from limited research on child abuse among Native Americans, however, no studies focus specifically on violence affecting Native American children and youth. The nature and characteristics of violence risk for Native Americans are discussed, the role of ethnicity in interpreting and responding to victimization is examined, program and service needs of Native Americans are noted, and specific public policy recommendations are offered. 48 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; American Indians; Child abuse; Child victims; Ethnic groups; Homicide; Victims of violence; Violence prevention; Violent crime statistics
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