Youth Violence: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Children and Families of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session, on Examining the Role of the Federal Government and Non-Government Organizations in Establishing Solutions for Combatting Juvenile Crime, July 18, 1996, Volume 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996 - Social Science - 70 pages
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A hearing was held before the Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families of the Committee on Labor and Human Relations to discuss possible solutions to the problem of juvenile crime. An opening statement by parents whose young child was murdered by an adolescent set the scene for the panel discussion that followed. James Fox, a professor of juvenile justice, described the crisis in juvenile crime as it exists and asserted that the public sector must become as involved as the private sector, and that violence prevention efforts are needed in the early grades. Journalist Edward Humes considered the role of the courts and their present inadequacies in the face of increased juvenile crime. John DiIulio, professor and director of the Brookings Institution's Center for Public Management, explored the vital role inner-city churches can play in crime prevention. The Reverend Eugene Rivers described some efforts churches have made in crime prevention. Law professor Jimmy Gurule expressed the need for comprehensive services from multiple providers, and Jerry Regier of the Oklahoma Department of Juvenile Justice described some of that state's crime prevention initiatives. Panelists also discussed the role of the school and athletic programs, and the adverse effects of television on juvenile attitudes. Prepared statements of these speakers and of Senators Ashcroft and Dodd are included in an appendix. (SLD)

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