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NCJ Number: 149788 Find in a Library
Title: Suicide and Homicide Among Adolescents
Author(s): P C Holinger; D Offer; J T Barter; C C Bell
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 236
Sponsoring Agency: Guilford Publications, Inc.
New York, NY 10012
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89862-788-5
Sale Source: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Marketing Manager
72 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume examines the clinical and epidemiologic similarities and differences between juvenile suicide and homicide and explores the implications for public health policies and prevention strategies.
Abstract: Using information from a literature review and new research findings from a range of international sources, the analysis focuses on the current rates and long-term trends in adolescent homicide and suicide, risk factors, and the relationships between homicide and suicide. Noting that youth suicide and homicide account for 30 percent of all deaths among youths aged 15-24 in the United States, the discussion also considers the relationship between youth violence and the media, patterns and demographic variables among adolescents in the United States and other countries, and potentially effective treatment and prevention approaches. The findings suggest the need for four strategies: gun control, public education, training of professionals, and research. Tables, figures, index, appended tables, and approximately 300 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile suicide
Index Term(s): Criminology; Homicide causes; Juvenile murderers; Suicide causes; Suicide prevention; Victims of violent crime; Violence prevention
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