Measuring violence-related attitudes, behaviors, and influences among Youths
Violence among adolescents is a threat to worldwide health, since it is responsible for massive preventable deaths and loss of funds in trying to mitigate the vice. Despite a noticeable reduction in U.S homicide rates around the past decade, homicide levels are soaring and considerably claiming the innocent lives of the youths.
The economic and human toll of violent behavior of the youth, their kin, and society is a lot. Homicide has been ranked the second biggest reason for the demise of persons aged between fifteen and twenty four years and of African-American origin (Dahlberg et al., 2005).
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The tools for assessing teen violence and other variables must be improved in future researched so that it can diversify in the scope it focuses on. Racial ethnicity must be well researched on in order to avoid generalizations from past studies, but rather, use new facts because it is prone to change.
Improvements in programs of avoiding youth hostility can be enhanced by further exploring the influences or beliefs of teens in a more exposed environment. The sample of the study could have been more than it was so that the diversity in opinion would be more reliable.
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