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NCJ Number: 155096 Find in a Library
Title: Kids In and Out of Trouble
Author(s): M O Hyde
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 104
Sponsoring Agency: Cobblehill Books
New York, NY 10014
Publication Number: ISBN 0-525-65149-7
Sale Source: Cobblehill Books
Dutton Children's Books
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
United States of America
Type: Youth-Oriented Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed mainly to adolescents, this volume discusses the nature and incidence of juvenile delinquency as well as child abuse and neglect and suggests ways in which young people can make a positive contribution to juvenile delinquency prevention and the positive development of their peers.
Abstract: The discussion notes that although youths are committing more violent crimes than ever before, the percentage who are involved has not grown. One estimate is that most juvenile crime is committed by about 6 percent of the young. In addition, approximately one-fourth of today's adolescents are at serious risk of alcohol and other drug abuse, adolescent pregnancy, educational problems, violence, and death. Large numbers of children and youths are also physically, emotionally, or sexually abuse, neglected, or put out of their homes because their families do not want them. Many youths have guns, become involved in juvenile gangs, or both. Youths can help other youths in many ways. These include tutoring a classmate, saving lives in an ambulance corps, learning nonviolent ways of conflict resolution, and serving on an advisory council of youths who make young people accountable for their actions. A variety of youth service organizations are available throughout the country. In addition to youth efforts, people of all ages need to work toward making juveniles accountable for their actions and making society accountable for conditions that have a major part in leading youths to delinquency. List of hotlines and other information sources, glossary, index, and 75 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Children at risk; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Positive peer culture; Youth community involvement; Youth development; Youth involvement in crime prevention
Note: Youth, Violence, and Guns
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