• Youth Violence Media Children Problem
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    Youth Violence Youth violence is an escalating problem in American society today. There are many different factors that can be blamed for this problem. During the last decade of the twentieth century people began searching for answers to this dilemma which is haunting America. Many tragic school shootings have taken place within the last decade that have gained the attention of the public. As of now, no one can give the right answer to the problem or the reason that it happens because there is n...
  • School Violence Risks Kids Face
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    Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General. Chapter 4-Risk Factors for Youth Violence. 2000. ww. surgeon general. gov / library /youth violence / report . html This Web site explains that risk factors for violence are not static. Their predictive value changes depending on when they occur in a young person's development, in what social context, and under what circumstances. Risk factors may be found in the individual, the environment, or the individual's ability to respond to the demands o...
  • Television Violence Children Year School
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    Children and Violence In Lost Boys, a study of race and youth violence, author James Garbarino says, "The 1997-1998 school year will go down in American history as the turning point in our country's experience and understanding of lethal youth violence. - October 1, 1997, Pearl, Mississippi: after killing his mother, sixteen-year-old Luke Woodham opens fire at his high school, killing tress and wounding seven. - December 1, 1997, West Paducah, Kentucky: fourteen-year-old Michael Car neal kills t...
  • Youth Violence Physically Punish
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    Marita Marshall 1/24/02 YOUTH VIOLENCE Violence in America's society is a major problem. This problem can be traced back as far as fetal development. Is not rocket science to realize that most angry violent acts are due to a disturbed child or individual that lacked attention, love or care. Violence is not a new problem and scientists are just finding out new facts about how it starts and how it can be prevented. Violence is a social problem that increases over the years. Violence is Shown in m...
  • Antisocial Behavior Children Research Youth
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    Tragic events like the shootings at Columbine High School capture public attention and concern, but are not typical of youth violence. Most adolescent homicides are committed in inner cities and outside of school. They most frequently involve an interpersonal dispute and a single victim. On average, six or seven youths are murdered in this country each day. Most of these are inner-city minority youths. Such acts of violence are tragic and contribute to a climate of fear in schools and communitie...
  • Effects Of Youth Crime
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    Effects of Youth Crime A kid walks down the crowded hallway at school. He is late to his class so he is going as fast as he can. In his hurry, he accidentally bumps into another kid. The other kid backs off and starts yelling at the first one. He asks why he bumped into him, and was he trying to start something? The first kid hastily apologizes as he turns and starts to race down the hall toward his third period class. The second kid takes this the wrong way and pulls out a handgun, the crowd ar...
  • Youth Violence Aggression Children Parents
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    Youth Violence Ever since the terrible tragedy at Columbine High School, there has been a numerous list of recent school shootings in America. Youth violence is a major issue in today's society. Many people dread what causes adolescents to be so violent, committing horrible crimes. There are many wonders that go around about why young adolescents commit such violent crimes. These questions vary from why kids take guns to school, or how do we know if they are putting others in danger, what signs ...
  • Youth Violence School Year Students
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    BABIES KILLING BABIES PSY 1012 Mrs. PaskinsNational Institute of Mental Health: Thinking About Violence in Our Schools Office of The Surgeon General: Youth Violence Tamara Santiago October 24, 2001 Two teenagers entered a high school in Colorado and opened fire on their classmates. The young gunmen end their lives, but not before taking the lives of fifteen students, and injuring twenty, finalizing the tragedy. In recent years we have experienced a rampage of violence in our schools. Researcher...
  • Gun Control Risk And Protective
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    Kyle Hutton 3-21-01 Gun Control Each year, guns end the lives of thousands of young people. Families and friends are left to cope with the loss of a life lived and to have a future overshadowed by the violence. Nearly 80% of all teenage deaths are the result of violence like homicides, suicides motor vehicle crashes and other unintentional injury ("Risk and Protective"). Teenage violence has gone up almost 300% in the last thirty years ("Teenage Violence in America", 1) and it is still rising. P...
  • Youth Violence School Media Parents
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    In the book Toting a Gun for Tomorrow by Joni e Michel, a fictional world is created where it is an accepted fact that youth violence occurs, and where teens kill teens in large numbers. The main idea in this book is that changes need to be made in order to deter teen violence, and when these changes do not occur chaos erupts. Michel s story does not just apply to the fictional world that she created; it also directly correlates with many problems occurring in American society. Youth violence ha...
  • Youth Violence Children Schwartz Violent
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    Youth Violence Reality Check: The Problem's Not as Big as it Seems Violence is a never-ending problem that our society has battled with since the beginning of time. To most people, the most ridiculous and most noticeable violence is adolescent crime. While these crimes committed by children and adolescents fascinate the public and generate a great deal of media attention, youth violence is actually less serious than reported. Fifteen people are dead, twenty-three wounded in the worst school mass...
  • Psychology Of Divorce Video Game
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    Many people are quick to make accusations why the children of this age are doomed. Recently, with the high school shootings, people are pointing fingers to determine what has caused the recent outbreak of "youth violence." It doesn't seem like that youth violence has happened to this extent at any age throughout the history of the United States. Why is there this increase in violence People are looking at what has been the biggest change in the United States in the past fifty years. Most people ...
  • Violence On College Campuses
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    On college campuses today, there is a lot of violence. Violence occurs for many reasons, its unfortunate but true. One of the main reasons that violence occurs is because 90 percent of violence on college campuses is alcohol related. That is one of the many reasons why violence occurs. There have been reports of increased violence on U. S. college campuses since the early 1980 s. Alcohol-related problems have included vandalism, fighting, injuries, and rape. However, as in the past, crime on ca...
  • Increasing Violence Amongst Youth
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    Youth violence is an increasing concern in our society. Violence, as defined in Webster's online dictionary, is an "intense, turbulent or furious and often destructive action or exertion of (physical) force so as to injure or abuse." There is a growing perception that there is a steady rise in violence amongst today's youth, and with this increased attention, comes many sources of blame for their actions, however, all but one are simply excuses. There is a lack of hard evidence to support the su...
  • Gangs North America
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    Recently, an increasing number of North American youth are committing violent crimes. Although the consequences of these violent crimes are easily apparent, the causes behind them are often abstract and obscure, making it difficult to pin blame on a single source. Moreover, this deviant behaviour among young people can be attributed to a combination of several generalized factors. Leading contributing factors of youth violence include the media, the influence of family life, widespread abuse of ...
  • Does Violence On Tv Promote Violence In Children
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    Theorists argue that violence in the medias influence can lead to an increase in violent behavior in youth. Youth violence is a serious issue, and there are many things that contribute to youth violence. It is difficult to put a finger on just one single factor that contributes to youth violence. One fact is that if a child grows up in an unhealthy household that he or she will be more likely to grow up to be a violent person. Another fact that is linked to violent behavior is if the child grows...
  • Youth Violence Who's To Blame
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    Youth violence is problem that is very apparent in society today and too often the media is blamed as the source of that problem. Whether it is in schools, playgrounds, or living rooms across America children are displaying violent tendencies while interacting with their peers. In some cases the violence reaches extreme levels of tragedy and destruction. Senseless tragedies, such as the Columbine High School shooting, as well as many other school shootings that have occurred across the nation ha...
  • School Violence Schools Students Youth
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    Violence in Schools Violence among youth, especially in schools, is one of American society's most pressing concerns. It is also a source of controversy. While no recent nationwide study of the real extent of youth violence is available, small-scale and regional studies indicate that youth violence is increasing, at least slightly. In addition, youth, like adults, are now more frequently using guns instead of fists to settle disputes. Youth violence had once been thought to be an urban public sc...