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American Youth Violence

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ISBN-10: 019514063X

ISBN-13: 9780195140637

Edition: 2000

Authors: Franklin E. Zimring

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In the past decade, alarming reports of youth violence have appeared with increasing frequency in the news media. Legislators across the United States have responded to this sense of national emergency by changing many of the laws designed to cope with juvenile offenders. But are we really in the midst of a surge in youth violence? More to the point, what causes youth violence and what should we do about it? Franklin Zimring offers the definitive examination of adolescent violence in the United States both as a social phenomenon and a policy problem. This book covers the range of youth violence issues in the 1990s, from crime statistics to demographic projections to new legislation. The…    
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Book details

List price: $54.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/19/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.21" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Youth Violence in the 1990s
The Perception of a Problem Is a Problem
American Youth Violence--A Profile
A Youth Violence Epidemic: Myth or Reality?
The Case of the Terrifying Toddlers
Legal Policy Toward Youth Violence
Some Basic Principles
Firearms Policy for the Young
""That Malice Which Is to Supply Age"": Standards for Transfer to Criminal Court
Adolescents Who Kill
Larger Contexts
Youth Violence and the Future of the Juvenile Court
Youth Violence and Youth Policy