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Title:
Violent children
Author:
Grapes, Bryan J.
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
79 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Violent song lyrics encourage aggressive behavior in children / Debbie Pelley -- Violent song lyrics do not encourage aggressive behavior in children / Stephen Chapman -- Television contributes to violent behavior in children / Joanne Cantor -- Television does not contribute to violent behavior in children / Mike Males -- Video games cause aggressive behavior in children / Stephen Barr -- Video games do not cause aggressive behavior in children / Tom Kalinske -- The availability of guns contributes to violent behavior in children / Randy M. Page and Jon Hammermeister -- The availability of guns does not contribute to violent behavior in children / Robert W. Lee -- Fatherlessness contributes to juvenile violence / Wade F. Horn -- The breakdown of the family has caused children to be more violent / Patrick F. Fagan -- Violent children come from a variety of backgrounds / Maria Eftimiades ... [et al.].
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ISBN:
9780737701593

9780737701586
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Summary

Summary

Despite a drop in the overall crime rate in America, juvenile crime is rising. Not petty crimes, but heinous murders as the shootings in Jonesboro, Arkansas and Springfield, Oregon attest. From negative influences in popular culture to broken homes result in violent children in today's society.


Summary

Despite a drop in the overall crime rate in America, juvenile crime is rising. Not petty crimes, but heinous murders as the shootings in Jonesboro, Arkansas and Springfield, Oregon attest. From negative influences in popular culture to broken homes result in violent children in today's society.


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Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Keeping with the intent of the series, this title raises questions that will foster endless discussions. Articles examine the causes of aggressive behavior in young people, including the effects of violent song lyrics, television, and video games, as well as dysfunctional families and the availability of guns. The essays, from educators, journalists, and psychologists, have all been previously published in journals and newspapers or were testimonies before congressional hearings. The book ends with an article on the varied backgrounds of violent children with case histories of well-publicized, shocking incidents. A list of organizations concerned with juvenile violence is appended. A thought-provoking, well-balanced presentation.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Keeping with the intent of the series, this title raises questions that will foster endless discussions. Articles examine the causes of aggressive behavior in young people, including the effects of violent song lyrics, television, and video games, as well as dysfunctional families and the availability of guns. The essays, from educators, journalists, and psychologists, have all been previously published in journals and newspapers or were testimonies before congressional hearings. The book ends with an article on the varied backgrounds of violent children with case histories of well-publicized, shocking incidents. A list of organizations concerned with juvenile violence is appended. A thought-provoking, well-balanced presentation.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukee, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Debbie PelleyStephen ChapmanJoanne CantorMike MalesStephen BarrTom KalinskeRandy M. Page and Jon HammermeisterRobert W. LeeWade F. HornPatrick F. FaganMaria Eftimiades and Susan Christian Goulding and Anthony Duignan-Cabrera and Don Campbell and Jane Sims PodestaDebbie PelleyStephen ChapmanJoanne CantorMike MalesStephen BarrTom KalinskeRandy M. Page and Jon HammermeisterRobert W. LeeWade F. HornPatrick F. FaganMaria Eftimiades and Susan Christian Goulding and Anthony Duignan-Cabrera and Don Campbell and Jane Sims Podesta
Introductionp. 6
1. Violent Song Lyrics Encourage Aggressive Behavior in Childrenp. 9
2. Violent Song Lyrics Do Not Encourage Aggressive Behavior in Childrenp. 14
3. Television Contributes to Violent Behavior in Childrenp. 17
4. Television Does Not Contribute to Violent Behavior in Childrenp. 21
5. Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior in Childrenp. 26
6. Video Games Do Not Cause Aggressive Behavior in Childrenp. 31
7. The Availability of Guns Contributes to Violent Behavior in Childrenp. 40
8. The Availability of Guns Does Not Contribute to Violent Behavior in Childrenp. 48
9. Fatherlessness Contributes to Juvenile Violencep. 52
10. The Breakdown of the Family Has Caused Children to Be More Violentp. 58
11. Violent Children Come from a Variety of Backgroundsp. 63
Organizations to Contactp. 69
Bibliographyp. 73
Indexp. 75
Introductionp. 6
1. Violent Song Lyrics Encourage Aggressive Behavior in Childrenp. 9
2. Violent Song Lyrics Do Not Encourage Aggressive Behavior in Childrenp. 14
3. Television Contributes to Violent Behavior in Childrenp. 17
4. Television Does Not Contribute to Violent Behavior in Childrenp. 21
5. Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior in Childrenp. 26
6. Video Games Do Not Cause Aggressive Behavior in Childrenp. 31
7. The Availability of Guns Contributes to Violent Behavior in Childrenp. 40
8. The Availability of Guns Does Not Contribute to Violent Behavior in Childrenp. 48
9. Fatherlessness Contributes to Juvenile Violencep. 52
10. The Breakdown of the Family Has Caused Children to Be More Violentp. 58
11. Violent Children Come from a Variety of Backgroundsp. 63
Organizations to Contactp. 69
Bibliographyp. 73
Indexp. 75