Violent Children and Adolescents. Asking the Question Why?

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  • 250 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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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Acknowledgements ix

List of Contributors xi

Prologue xvGwyneth Boswell

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

Chapter 2 Adolescent violence: findings and implications from the Cambridge study 19David P. Farrington

Chapter 3 Understanding and treating adolescent firesetters 36Kevin Epps and Clive R. Hollin

Chapter 4 The antecendents of young male sex offenders 56Victoria Harris and Carl Staunton

Chapter 5 The link between childhood trauma and later violent offending: a case study 71Paul Renn

Chapter 6 Self–directed violence in adolescence: a psychotherapeutic perspective 91Cairns Clery

Chapter 7 Violent adolescent females offenders 104Susan Bailey

Chapter 8 Violent young people detained in a maximum security psychiatric hospital 121Deborah Richards and Andrew Smith

Chapter 9 Aggressive and bullying behavior in children and adolescents 138Helen Cowie

Chapter 10 The influence of film and video on young people and violence 151Kevin Browne and Amanda Pennell

Chapter 11 Comparing studies of youth and violence: towards an integrated approach 169Stephen Parvez Rashid

Chapter 12 Bulgar and beyond: asking the question why ? 183David James Smith

Epilogue 196Gwyneth Boswell

References and citation index 199

Subject Index 227

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