Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
"Youth Violence is a thorough and clearly written analysis. There is no other work that systematically examines the intersection of violent offending, victimization, and gang membership with original empirical analyses. This is a compelling policy concern because it is crucial to understand whether we need customized prevention and intervention programs to address these different phenomena."
-Cheryl L. Maxson, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Law, and Society, University of California, Irvine
"Youth Violence fills a clear void in the literature. The major strength of this book is its exhaustive analysis of the GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training Program) data in reporting the distribution and nature of violence among teenagers and gang members. The authors have written a useful book that provides a unique big picture view of gang violence and victimization. As such, it should be required reading among those who seek to understand the factors responsible for gang membership, violence, and violent victimization."
-Chris Schreck, Department of Criminal Justice, Rochester Institute of Technology