Weapons, and firearms in particular, are widely available in the United States and are at the heart of youth violence.
Many schools and communities throughout the nation have identified weapon-carrying among youth as a substantial health, educational, and social problem.
In fact, one of the national health objectives for the year 2000 is to substantially reduce the incidence of weapon-carrying among adolescents.
This paper reviews the prevalence of weapon-carrying by youth, reasons they carry weapons, ways that firearms are obtained, firearms and violence (especially youth violence), and the controlling of weapons in schools.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Arme, Violence, Prévalence, Délinquance juvénile, Epidémiologie, Article synthèse, Adolescent, Homme, Trouble comportement social
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Weapon, Violence, Prevalence, Juvenile delinquency, Epidemiology, Review, Adolescent, Human, Social behavior disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0016958
Code Inist : 002A26J04. Création : 17/04/1998.