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Journal: Catalyst  Volume:13  Issue:5  Dated:(June-July 1993)  Pages:1-8
Editor(s): M J Marvin
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: 92-DD-CX-K022
Type: Conference Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article summarizes the proceedings of the first National Forum on Preventing Crime and Violence, held in Washington, D.C., April 28 through May 1, 1993.
Abstract: Approximately 400 people from State and local criminal justice agencies, youth service groups, municipal governments, and Federal agencies attended the forum to hear such speakers as Attorney General Janet Reno, Senators Joseph Biden and Paul Simon, Dr. Mark Rosenberg of the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, and Edward James Olmos, actor and anti-gang activist. Workshop sessions for small groups focused on pressing issues that face those involved in crime, drug, and violence prevention efforts. Topics discussed included working with young minority males, crime issues unique to women, engaging youth in crime prevention, community-based conflict management strategies, violence in the media, safe schools, public housing strategies, mobilizing neighborhoods, comprehensive municipal strategies, and handgun safety education. This article presents the themes of the major speeches and workshops. Senator Biden called for a change in society's values to reflect respect for life and the nonviolent resolution of conflict. Dr. Amitai Etzioni urged that economic and social reforms be combined with a consensus on common values and teaching those values to children. Attorney Reno emphasized rebuilding the family as an institution for positive socialization, and Dr. Mark Rosenberg recommended treating violence as a public health problem.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Community conflict; Community crime prevention programs; Gangs; Juveniles; Media violence; School security; Violence prevention
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