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  • Youth Violence And The Media
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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...
  • Prevention Of Programs For School Violence
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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. Researchers...
  • Influences Of Youth Violence
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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...
  • Juvenile Justice System Of Cook County
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    I. Introduction We can begin to draw comparisons and highlight distinctions about the meaning attached to youth violence, from the modern era to present day. Based on this meaning, we are able to understand the myriad of ways delinquent juveniles are affected by certain policies. Specifically, African Americans are over-represented in the juvenile justice system of Cook County, Chicago. Thus, they are a vulnerable population that is singled out by the system, and this further exacerbates and sti...
  • Youths Stop Violence
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    Prison Prevents Violence Violence is a major concern amongst the youths of this generation. It is an important issue that is being neglected. Several causes that may lead to this behavior would be the surroundings the youths are brought up in, or the image they wish to present themselves as - macho, tough, and untouchable. However, the causes are not important. What is important is the solution we can provide in order to help these youths stop violence. One solution to prevent youth violence wou...
  • Youth Violence
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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...
  • Violent Youths
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    There has been a steady increase in the number violent crimes committed by todays adolescence. Headlines in newspaper read Two teen kill 13 and wound several others Fourteen year old boy kills one and wounds another. Incidences like these are shocking society today. Why is this violence happening Todays children are growing up in a more violence society. Violence is shown on television, through video games and through different advertising campaigns. Are young kids killing their peers to solve t...
  • 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...
  • Youth Violence In 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 ...
  • Effects Of Violent Video Games On Youths
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    Introduction The problem I am researching is the desensitizing of America's youth through violence in the mass media, specifically television and video games. I am interested in studying it because as violence on television and the violent content contained in video games has increased, so has youth violence. I want to find if the increasing violence shown on television and video games has a desensitizing effect on America's youth, thus, increasing the probability that they will commit an act of...
  • Youth Crime Within New Zealand
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    The increase in youth crime has aroused the public attention. Concern about juvenile's behaviour is not new. Public believe that youth crime is serious and out of control. The media headlines focusing on the increases in child offending has reinforced this view (Maxwell et al., 2000). The statistics show that there has been a steady increase in the number of young people offending from 33,500 in 1988/1989 to 43,504 in 1997/1998 (Maxwell, Morris, & Victoria University of Wellington, 2000). Over 2...
  • Media And The Youth Violence
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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...

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