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Essay Galaxy - Youth Violence Youth Violence

Over the past decade, criminal and violent acts committed by juveniles have increased dramatically. A national crisis is engulfing this country. Over half of the people arrested for murder in the United States in 1991 were under age 25 (Wilson & Howell, 1993). The Children’s Defense fund estimates that an American child is arrested for a violent crime every five minutes and is killed by guns every 2 hours (Edelman, 1995). Over the past 10 years, our youth have appeared to commit more violent acts and to commit them at younger ages. Because this is a major problem in society, many programs, strategies, and policies have been implemented in an attempt to reduce youth violence. It is understood that prevention and intervention strategies are important, quality education, economic opportunities,....

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