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Corporate Author: US Congress
House Cmtte on the Judiciary
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 63
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Type: Legislative/Regulatory Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This hearing by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice included testimony by a number of expert witnesses on youth violence and gangs.
Abstract: Following statements by several Senators, the Subcommittee members heard two panels of experts. The first was composed of the director of the Wisconsin Social Development Commission and the President of a Chicago-based Institute for Advanced Study in Child Development. The second panel was comprised of a district attorney in Milwaukee and an academic at the School of Public Health at Harvard University. While some speakers favored strengthening law enforcement options, while others advocated increasing funding for education and job training aimed at eliminating poverty among the nation's youth, all speakers agreed that the problem of youth violence requires a more coordinated approach, linking law and order to community intervention and prevention programs.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Gangs; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; US Senate; Violent juvenile offenders
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