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Title:
Teenage violence
Author:
Landau, Elaine.
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Publication Information:
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : Julian Messner, 1990.
Physical Description:
113 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
Discusses specific cases of teenage violence, including satanic cult activities, racial and sexual attacks, gang violence, acquaintance rape, and school violence. Examines why teens exhibit aggressive behavior and surveys the juvenile justice system.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780671701536

9780671701543
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Discusses specific cases of teenage violence, including satanic cult activities, racial and sexual attacks, gang violence, acquaintance rape, and school violence. Examines why teens exhibit aggressive behavior and surveys the juvenile justice system.


Summary

Discusses specific cases of teenage violence, including satanic cult activities, racial and sexual attacks, gang violence, acquaintance rape, and school violence. Examines why teens exhibit aggressive behavior and surveys the juvenile justice system.


Author Notes

Elaine Landau Elaine Landau has received her Bachelor's in English and Journalism and her Master's in Library and Information Sciences. She has written over 185 books, most of them non-fiction children's books on subjects such as earth science, planets, the supernatural, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, ecology and contemporary issues.

Landau's books have won the American Association for the Advancement of Science: "Science Books and Film" Best Children's Science Booklist, as well as The New York Public Library Books for the Teenage, the New Jersey Institute of Technology Award and VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Elaine Landau Elaine Landau has received her Bachelor's in English and Journalism and her Master's in Library and Information Sciences. She has written over 185 books, most of them non-fiction children's books on subjects such as earth science, planets, the supernatural, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, ecology and contemporary issues.

Landau's books have won the American Association for the Advancement of Science: "Science Books and Film" Best Children's Science Booklist, as well as The New York Public Library Books for the Teenage, the New Jersey Institute of Technology Award and VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-10. The many types of violence done by and to teenagers, including gang violence, school violence, and date rape, are presented in an excellent overview of the problem.


School Library Journal Review

A thorough, informed discussion of a complex problem. Landau examines contributing societal factors of teenage violence: the breakdown of traditional institutions of home, school, and religious affiliations; inadequate or negative parental care and supervision expressed in abuse, neglect, or overindulgence; and the easy availability of dangerous substances. A horrifying catalogue of case histories is presented, including instances of ``wilding'' and violation of the developmentally disabled. Landau is convinced of the link between violent toys, video games, comic books, and media sports and teen behavior. A hard-hitting chapter on date and acquaintance rape demolishes myths and chides pop culture for promoting violence against women. Given the counterproductive results of prison facilities, the author has researched possible innovative alternative programs such as restitution, home detention, shock incarceration, and holding parents of offenders legally responsible. This is an excellent overview of a problem examined in part in individual titles such as Renardo Barden's Gangs and Gail Stewart's Peer Pressure (both Crestwood, 1989). A candid, humane treatment of a no-win topic. --Libby K. White, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-10. The many types of violence done by and to teenagers, including gang violence, school violence, and date rape, are presented in an excellent overview of the problem.


School Library Journal Review

A thorough, informed discussion of a complex problem. Landau examines contributing societal factors of teenage violence: the breakdown of traditional institutions of home, school, and religious affiliations; inadequate or negative parental care and supervision expressed in abuse, neglect, or overindulgence; and the easy availability of dangerous substances. A horrifying catalogue of case histories is presented, including instances of ``wilding'' and violation of the developmentally disabled. Landau is convinced of the link between violent toys, video games, comic books, and media sports and teen behavior. A hard-hitting chapter on date and acquaintance rape demolishes myths and chides pop culture for promoting violence against women. Given the counterproductive results of prison facilities, the author has researched possible innovative alternative programs such as restitution, home detention, shock incarceration, and holding parents of offenders legally responsible. This is an excellent overview of a problem examined in part in individual titles such as Renardo Barden's Gangs and Gail Stewart's Peer Pressure (both Crestwood, 1989). A candid, humane treatment of a no-win topic. --Libby K. White, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.