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Violence and Childhood in the Inner City

Violence and Childhood in the Inner City

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Joan McCord, Elijah Anderson, Robert J. Sampson, Terrie E. Moffitt, Ronald G. Slaby, Felton Earls, Jacqueline Barnes, Nancy G. Guerra
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  • Date Published: October 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521587204

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About the Authors
  • The contributors to this book believe that something can be done to make life in American cities safer, to make growing up in urban ghettos less risky, and to reduce the violence that so often afflicts urban childhood. They consider why there is so much violence, why some people become violent and others do not, and why violence is more prevalent in some areas. The authors also discuss how the urban environment affects childhood development. They review a variety of intervention strategies and consider when it is appropriate to use them and towards whom they should be targeted.

    • More comprehensive than other books on violence - focuses on sociological, historical, and psychological perspectives
    • Wide ranging study; discusses causes and prevention, child development, and socializing environment
    • Accessible, written for general public, but contains references for specialists
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This is an excellent collection of essays. The reviews of the literature are comprehensive." Steven F. Messner, Contemporary Sociology

    "...recommended for anyone who is seriously concerned about the level of violence in the United States." Ronald Hinch, Canadian Journal of Urban Research

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521587204
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 151 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.475kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Preface Joan McCord
    2. Violence and the inner-city street code Elijah Anderson
    3. The embeddedness of child and adolescent development: a community-level perspective on urban violence Robert J. Sampson
    4. Placing American urban violence in context Joan McCord
    5. Neuro-psychology, antisocial behavior, and neighborhood context Terrie E. Moffitt
    6. Development of psychological mediators of violence in urban youth Ronald G. Slaby
    7. Understanding and preventing child abuse in urban settings Felton Earls and Jacqueline Barnes
    8. Intervening to prevent childhood aggression in the inner-city Nancy G. Guerra.

  • Editor

    Joan McCord, Temple University, Philadelphia


    Joan McCord, Elijah Anderson, Robert J. Sampson, Terrie E. Moffitt, Ronald G. Slaby, Felton Earls, Jacqueline Barnes, Nancy G. Guerra

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