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Violence and Childhood in the Inner City

Violence and Childhood in the Inner City


Part of Cambridge Studies in Criminology

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: January 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521587204

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  • The contributors to this book believe that something can be done to make life in American cities safer, to make growing up in the urban ghettos less risky, and to reduce the violence that so often permeates urban childhoods. 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. Both biological and psychological characteristics of individuals are considered. The authors also discuss how the urban environment, especially the street culture, affects childhood development. They review a variety of intervention strategies, considering when it would be appropriate to use them and towards whom they should be targeted. Drawing upon ethnographic commentary, laboratory experiments, historical reviews, and program descriptions, this book presents a variety of opinions on the causes of urban violence and the changes necessary to reduce it.

    • 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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    • Date Published: January 1998
    • 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.

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    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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