ERIC Number: ED414353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Kids and Guns: From Playgrounds to Battlegrounds. Also, The National Juvenile Justice Action Plan: A Comprehensive Response.
Juvenile Justice, v3 n2 Sep 1997
This issue offers various articles about encouraging progress in the problem areas of juvenile violence and delinquency. The first feature article, "Kids and Guns: From Playgrounds to Battlegrounds" by Stuart Greenbaum, cites statistics showing significant increases in the past two decades in gun ownership and use by juveniles. Some promising steps to curb violence in general and gun violence in particular are described, and it is concluded that youth gun violence is preventable if the current public indignation generates local and national support. The second feature, "The National Juvenile Justice Action Plan: A Comprehensive Response to a Critical Challenge" by Sarah Ingersoll, summarizes a comprehensive agenda to reduce youth violence, spelling out eight objectives to reduce violence and delinquency. Also included in this issue are the following brief reports: (1) "What's Behind the Recent Drop in Juvenile Violent Crime?" (Statistical Highlights); (2) "Waiting for Justice: Moving Young Offenders through the Juvenile Court Process"; and (3) "Recreation Programs that Work for At-Risk Youth: The Challenge of Shaping the Future." (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Guns, Juvenile Justice, School Safety, Violence
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000; World Wide Web: http://www.ncjrs.org/ojjhome.htm
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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