Reduction and Prevention of Youth Violence


Susan T. Sanders (Editor)

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC026000

Law enforcement and communities are continuing to work diligently to reduce crime, but unfortunately, despite these efforts, violent crimes remain a serious problem in some communities. Notably, violence committed by or against youth is not just an issue of public safety but also a matter of public health. Young people whose energies are taken up by fearing and avoiding involvement in crime can be distracted from focusing on doing well in school, enjoying the comfort and safety of good health, and thriving in the same ways as their peers who live in safer circumstances.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Research-Based Practice Guide to Reduce Youth Gun and Gang/Group Violence
Jesse Jannetta, Lily Robin, Andreea Matei, Rod Martinez, Leigh Courtney, Krista White, Paige S. Thompson, Lindsey Cramer, Janine Zweig and Storm Ervin

Chapter 2. Implementing Youth Violence Reduction Strategies: Findings from a Scan of Youth Gun, Group, and Gang Violence Interventions
Storm Ervin, Rod Martinez, Lily Robin, Jesse Jannetta, Lindsey Cramer and Paige S. Thompson

Chapter 3. Preventing Minority Youth Violence: Lessons from Law Enforcement–Public Health Collaborations
Medina Henry and Matthew Watkins