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Violent Children and Adolescents: Asking the Question Why?

ISBN: 978-1-86156-125-1
250 pages
August 2000
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A small minority of children and adolescents can be dangerous, violent and murderous. Gwyneth Boswell researched this field throughout the 1990s. Having identified an urgent need for an assembly of evidence about aetiology and treatment of these young people, she has brought together a formidable body of academic and professional experts, specifically to address the question ?Why??.
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List of contributors.

Prologue, Gwyneth Boswell.

Chapter 1 Children who kill: trends, reasons and procedures, Paul Cavadino and Rob Allen.

Chapter 2 Adolescent violence: findingds and implications from the Cambridge Study, David P Farrington.

Chapter 3 Understanding and treating adolescent firesetters, Kevin Epps and Clive R Hollin.

Chapter 4 The antecedents of young male sex offenders, Victoria Harris and Carl Staunton.

Chapter 5 The link between childhood trauma and later violent offending: a case study, Paul Renn.

Chapter 6 Self-directed violence in adolescent: a psychotherapeutic perspective, Cairns Clery.

Chapter 7 Violent adolescent female offenders, Susan Bailey.

Chapter 8 Violent young people detained in a maximum security psychiatric hospital, Deborah Richards and Andrew Smith.

Chapter 9 Aggressive and bullying behaviour in children and adolescents, Helen Cowie.

Chapter 10 The influence of film and video on young people and violence, Kevin Browne and Amanda Pennell.

Chapter 11 Comparing studies of youth and violence: towards an integrated approach, Stephen Parvez Rashid.

Chapter 12 Bulger and beyond: asking the question 'why?' David James Smith.

Epilogue, Gwyneth Boswell.

References and Citation Index.

Subject Index.

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