The Pathways to Desistance Study follows 1,354 serious juvenile offenders ages 14–18 (184 females and 1,170 males) for 7 years after conviction collecting the most comprehensive data available about serious adolescent offenders in late adolescence and early adulthood and the factors that lead youth to continue or desist from offending, including maturation, life changes and the criminal justice system. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2011.
Teenage peer pressure effects brain signals involving risk and reward explain why young people are more likely to misbehave and take risks when friends are watching.
Associated Violent Deaths Report -- A school associated violent
death is any homicide, suicide, or weapons related violent death
occurring on the property of a functioning public, private or
parochial, alternative, elementary or secondary school, K-12,
on the way to or from school, while attending or on the way to
or from a school event; as a direct result of school incidents,
functions or activities, on or off school bus/vehicle or school
property. House Report of the National School Safety
Violence Time Line
Makes Kids Care? - According to the National Crime Survey,
every 6 seconds crimes occur on or near school campuses. A study
on domestic violence found many high school boys thought it was
all right to strike his girlfriend. American Psychological
in 4 Parents Fears Their Child Will Become a Victim at School
-- Parents are concerned their children will become victims of
violence at school and are willing to take action to prevent it,
according to a national poll released by Youth Crime Watch of
America (YCWA) and the Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO).
Development of Concern for Others -- Deficits in empathy and
remorse are common in children with disruptive behavior disorders.
Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
Adrian Nicole LeBlan -- The saga behind the headlines of gangsta
glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society.
After ten years of reporting, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses reader
into the intricacies of the ghetto world. She charts the cycle
of the generations, as girls become mothers, mothers become grandmothers,
boys become criminals, and hope struggles against deprivation.
Two romances: nineteen-year-old Jessica's infatuation with a successful
heroin dealer, Boy George, and fourteen-year-old Coco's first
love with Jessica's little brother, Cesar, an aspiring thug. The
young couples try to outrun their destinies. Chauffeurs whisk
them to getaways and nightclubs. They cruise in Lamborghinis and
customized James Bond cars. Jessica and Boy George ride between
riches and ruin, while Coco and Cesar stick closer to the street,
all four caught in a dance between life and death. Friends get
murdered; the DEA and FBI investigate Boy George's business activities;
Cesar becomes a fugitive; Jessica and Coco endure homelessness,
betrayal, prison, and poverty. The teenagers make family where
they find it. Girls look for excitement and find trouble; boys,
searching for adventure, join crews and prison gangs. Adrian Nicole
LeBlanc has slipped behind the cold statistics and surrounding
inner-city life with a riveting, haunting, and true urban soap
opera that reveals the clenched grip of the streets.
on the causes
of violence in a child
in five teenage boys admits to taking a weapon (gun or knife)
to school with him at least once in the past 12 months according
to a study released by the Josephson Institute of Ethics, almost
half of all high school students said they could get a gun.
Teen Murders Signal a Trend?
Search of Law and Order -- -- 1984 - 1994 juvenile homicide
offenders in America tripled. While crime rates in America drop,
teen-on-teen violence is out of control. More teenage boys are
killed by guns than all natural causes combined.
Grader Runs A fowl of 'Zero Tolerance' Jonesboro, AR - When
8-year-old Christopher Kissinger pointed a chicken strip at another
student in the cafeteria of the South Elementary School saying
"pow, POW, POW," a teacher thought the "threat" was meant for
her. Christopher received a punishment of 3 -days' suspension
Crime and Policing by William L. Turk -- An overview
of school crime in the US, how to prepare for safe schools,
recommended practices, police response to school crime, teacher's
and administrator's perspectives, effective use of security
technologies in schools, and school-based prevention programs
Kids Kill: Unthinkable Crimes of Lost Innocence by Jonathan Paul
Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons Lacking cultural permission to acknowledge conflict, girls develop
"a hidden culture of silent and indirect aggression." Chilling
and heartbreaking acts of aggression, including the silent treatment,
note-passing, glaring, gossiping, ganging up, fashion police,
and being nice in private/mean in public. Simmons is guides
readers to nurture emotional honesty in girls and discussions
of bullying. She offers ideas for changing the dynamics of the
classroom, dialogues for talking to daughters, and exercises
for girls to explore and resolve conflicts head-on.
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