Reducing Youth Gun Violence

Reducing Youth Gun Violence : An Overview of Programs and Initiatives

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The Nation's juvenile justice system is at a crossroads. We face a disturbing increase in violent crimes committed by American juveniles, and an alarming rise in abuse, neglect, and gun violence perpetuated against this country's youth. In light of this emerging crisis and its complexity, we can no longer afford to focus narrowly on individual disciplines. To seriously address the rising levels of juvenile crime across the United States, especially youth gun violence, all members of the community, including specialists in relevant policy and academic areas, must participate. Reducing violence and building healthier and safer communities requires planning that is collaborative and comprehensive. Collectively, we must launch a two-pronged assault on juvenile delinquency and youth gun violence. Both a commitment to prevention and early intervention and a strong focus on law enforcement and a comprehensive system of graduated sanctions are crucial to this battle.
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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 4.32mm | 249.47g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514666472
  • 9781514666470