ERIC Number: ED400050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
Violence: Its Causes and Cures. An Edited Transcript of a National Symposium (Providence, Rhode Island, February 28, 1994).
Lipsitt, Lewis P., Ed.
This document is an edited transcript of the addresses given at a symposium on violence at Brown University. The "Foreword" (Lewis P. Lipsitt) calls for better methodologies or "path analyses" to show the courses of development that conduce to criminal careers, family destruction, and community insouciance. Keynote speeches include: (1) "Improve Children's Television Choices" (Peggy Charren), which asserts that commercial television has largely abdicated its educational responsibility; the author calls for enforcement of the Children's Television Act of 1990 and more concern and action by parents and teachers; (2) "A Path Analysis of Violence" (Jeffrey B. Pine), posits a direct correlation between violence in the home and violence later committed by juveniles; (3) "Reduce Violence in Schools by Knowing and Respecting Students" (Theodore R. Sizer); and (4) "Reduce Violence by Banning Handguns" (Senator John H. Chafee). The document also includes a panel discussion and pre-symposium surveys. The appendix includes the Department of Justice Statistics on "Violent Crime in the United States" (March 1991). (BGC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Child Behavior, Child Psychology, Crime, Delinquency, Family Environment, Guns, Prevention, Public Policy, Social Change, Social Problems, Statistics, Television, Television Viewing, Violence, Youth
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manisses Communications Group, Inc., Providence, RI.