Youth violence is a pressing social concern and this book examines several elements of youth violence prevention. It offers state-of-the-art research on several different topics including: the relationship between bullying offending and victimization; the relationship between race and the code of the streets’ explanation for violent offending; and how differences in methodology affect the validity of the multiple marginality theory of gang membership. It also examines an understudied population: gay gang members as well as providing an analysis of the degree to which risk factors for gang membership and violent offending are sex-specific. The critical component of this text is the melding of research with practical implications for youth violence prevention specialists. As such, the book should be useful to both academic and practitioner audiences.

This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Crime & Justice.

chapter |4 pages


Youth Violence Prevention
ByTerrance J. Taylor

chapter |19 pages

The mediating effects of delinquent attitudes on race, race heterogeneity, and violent offending

ByDena C. Carson, Finn-Aage Esbensen

chapter |19 pages

Neighborhood-level differences in police discrimination and subcultural violence: a multilevel examination of adopting the code of the street

ByJonathan Intravia, Kevin T. Wolff, Eric A. Stewart, Ronald L. Simons

chapter |25 pages

Identifying high-risk youth for secondary gang prevention

ByKaren M. Hennigan, Cheryl L. Maxson, David C. Sloane, Kathy A. Kolnick, Flor Vindel