Examines theories and studies of violent crimes, juvenile delinquency, the juvenile justice system and treatments.
“The issue of youth violence is one very much in the news since the Columbine High School shootings of almost exactly a year ago. But while this killing spree is perhaps the most striking example of people under the age of 18 intentionally committing violent acts against other people, Columbine is in fact only one in a series of cases of juvenile violence, even simply one in a series of school shootings. And these school shootings can be seen as merely the natural development of other kinds of less lethal juvenile violence extending back as far as history is recorded.
“The escalation of violence in the crimes committed by people under age 18 has received a great deal of attention in the psychological literature of the past decade, and so this literature review of youth violence…”