Beyond Suppression: Global Perspectives on Youth Violence

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ABC-CLIO, 2011 - Social Science - 251 pages
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All around the world, youth violence---defined as violence committed by or against individuals ages 10-29---is occurring with alarming frequency; 565 young people die every day as a result of interpersonal assaults. What can be done to end this needless violence?

The magnitude of the problem of youth violence in nations throughout the world is shocking. What is encouraging is that strategies to combat this issue do appear to work. For example, community-based restorative justice programs in Northern Ireland reduced retaliatory strikes by paramilitary youth groups by 75 percent, and research trials of policy and intervention strategies, such as parent training and early childhood education, have been shown to significantly reduce youth violence.

This text offers a comprehensive overview of youth violence, including background information that defines the problem internationally, a conceptual framework for understanding approaches to youth violence, examinations of multiple case studies, and examples of prevention programs. The final section presents conclusions and suggested strategies for dealing with interpersonal violence and recommendations for future policy.
 

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Contents

SingleSector Interventions
57
Multisector Interventions
125
Conclusion
225
Index
235
About the Editors and Contributors
243
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Joan Serra Hoffman, PhD, is a consultant to international organizations including the Inter-American Bank, the World Bank, the Organization of American States, and USAID. Her published works include Youth Violence, Resilience, and Rehabilitation. Hoffman was the founding codirector of the Inter-American Coalition for the Prevention of Violence, and was the recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation Leadership Fellowship.
Lyndee Knox, PhD, is CEO of LA Net, a community-based organization that supports not-for-profit-groups working in low income communities. She also serves as codirector of the Southern California Academic Center of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention. Her published works include Connecting the Dots to Prevent Youth Violence: A Training and Outreach Guide for Physicians and other Health Professionals.
Robert Cohen, PhD, is professor and vice chair in the department of psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. His published works include Chiseled in Sand: Perspectives on Change in Human Services Organizations and Hammond's Choice: A Marty Fenton Mystery Novel, a mystery novel focused on the child mental health system. Cohen served as the principal investigator of the VCU Center for the Study and Prevention of Youth Violence. Visit www.abc-clio.com for a complete list of our titles.

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