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NCJ Number: 42970 Find in a Library
Title: KIDS WHO KILL
Journal: CRIME & DELINQUENCY  Volume:23  Issue:3  Dated:(JULY 1977)  Pages:312-320
Author(s): J M SORRELLS
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Newark, NJ 07102
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FAILURE TO LEARN IMPULSE CONTROL AND CONSTRUCTIVE BEHAVIORAL GOALS IS DEEMED PRIMARY IN VIOLENT JUVENILE BEHAVIOR. PEER GROUP, THE MEDIA, AND THE FAMILY ARE PRINCIPAL DETERMINANTS IN THIS AREA.
Abstract: THIS STUDY FOCUSES ON THIRTY-ONE JUVENILES CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE OR ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE OVER AN EIGHTEEN-MONTH PERIOD IN ALAMEDA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THEIR OFFENSES. LACK OF IMPULSE CONTROL AND FAILURE TO EXPERIENCE FULFILLMENT IN STEADY LONG-TERM SOCIALLY ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR IS CONSIDERED CRUCIAL IN PROVIDING THE INTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES LEADING TO IMPULSIVE, VIOLENT BEHAVIOR. THE HOMES OF THE YOUTH STUDIED WERE CHAOTIC, QUARRELSOME, AND GENERALLY LACKING IN SOCIALLY ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR MODELING. IT IS HYPOTHESIZED THAT TV BECOMES A POWERFUL MODEL FOR THE EXCITING LIFE, AS VIOLENCE IS PORTRAYED AS ROUTINE AND CENTRAL TO AN ADVENTUROUS LIFESTYLE.
Index Term(s): California; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile murderers; Parent-Child Relations; Violence; Violence causes; Violent juvenile offenders
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