Violent children: a reference handbook by Karen L. Kinnear

By Karen L. Kinnear

The actual, cultural, social, financial, and felony elements of this urgent factor are explored intimately in Violent young children. subject matters contain the explanations of those acts and what's being performed to deal with and forestall this violence. Statistical details, intervention courses, and a listing of print and nonprint assets are provided.This is a crucial reference paintings for college kids, mom and dad, baby advocacy teams, educators, legislation enforcement body of workers, legislators, and different coverage makers.

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On the other hand, other researchers have found that learning disabilities are often found in greater proportion in the juvenile and adult jail populations. Miedzian reports that estimates have been made that "approximately 32 percent of delinquent boys and 40 percent of the jail population in the United States suffer from learning disability" (Miedzian 1991, 67). Attention Deficit Disorder Several researchers believe that children with attention deficit disorder are more likely to engage in aggressive, even violent, behavior; because they are unable to stay focused on anything, these children may be more likely to become frustrated and angry and always need some excitement in their lives.

Why Do Children Murder? To the casual observer, most violent acts committed by children seem to have been committed for no apparent reasonthey seem senseless. However, many of the children involved in violent acts believe they have plenty of reasons. Children who murder their parents may be motivated by the actions of one or both parents, including physical abuse or sexual abuse perpetrated against the other parent or one or more of the children. Children who murder strangers may be doing so for several reasons.

Today, many programs are trying various methods for reducing violence among our young people; several of these programs are succeeding. This book, like other books in the Contemporary World Issues series, provides a balanced survey of the resources available and a guide to further research on the topic Page x of violent children. Chapter 2 provides a chronology of the significant events relevant to issues surrounding violent children. Chapter 3 offers biographical sketches of individuals who have played or are currently playing key roles in the area of child violence.

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