Murder Is No Accident: Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence in America
This important book- written by two experts on the topic- presents The Boston Model that helped transform an epidemic of juvenile homicide and ... Show synopsis This important book- written by two experts on the topic- presents The Boston Model that helped transform an epidemic of juvenile homicide and violent crime with surprisingly positive results. This program is based on the belief that youth violence is preventable, that arrests and treating kids like adult criminals is not prevention, that professionals cannot be the leaders of this movement, but must support the leadership of community activists, especially survivors. They offer a huge amount of experience, stories, and a variety of techniques and programs that have been proven to work. The approach is quite interdisciplinary, involving public health doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, educators, policymakers, police, the juvenile justice system, and above all grass-roots community leadership.