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Youth Violence

Edited by Edited by John Devine (Center for Social and Emotional Education, New York, New York), James Gilligan (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), and Klaus A. Miczek (Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts)
Youth Violence

Published: March 2005

Volume 1036

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This volume summarizes and assesses the current state of knowledge about strategies to prevent youth violence. Interpersonal violence consists of a complex variety of life-threatening and lethal behaviors which have in common that they all consist of the infliction of injury upon a person by a person. By focusing on violence committed by and upon youth, we hope in this volume to emphasize the importance of preventive, as opposed to merely retributive, approaches to the problem. Violence is presented as a problem in public health and preventive medicine, rather than as a moral or legal problem and, accordingly, this volume is organized along the classical model in public health, namely, primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.