ERIC Number: ED368830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Violence: A Community Resource. Hearing on Experience and Reaction to Trends Regarding Juvenile Violence Within the Jurisdiction of Phoenix and Tucson, AZ, before the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session (Phoenix and Tucson, AZ, June 1-2, 1993).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Data show that gangs, drugs, and random murders are becoming staples in the lives of U.S. children. Every major U.S. city is facing a deadly gang problem, exemplified by drive-by shootings and teenagers brandishing assault weapons. This document presents witness testimony, prepared statements, and panel discussions that examine the problem of gang violence and the use of firearms by young people within the community, as well as what has and has not worked in attempting to eliminate these problems at the local level. Panelists include Stanley G. Feldman, Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court; Sophia Lopez, representing Mothers Against Gangs; Lora Nye, chairperson, Phoenix Blockwatch Commission; Robert K. Corbin, president, National Rifle Association; and several Arizona city mayors, law enforcement officials and judges, school district administrators, and representatives of community anti-gang grass roots organizations. An appendix contains additional submissions that were submitted for the record. (GLR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Crime Prevention, Delinquency Prevention, Gun Control, Hearings, Juvenile Gangs, Juvenile Justice, Local Issues, Problem Solving, Violence, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - General
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.