Youth violence around the world

Violence by young people is one of the most visible forms of violence in society. Around the world, newspapers and the broadcast media report daily on violence by gangs, in schools or by young people on the streets. The main victims and perpetrators of such violence, almost everywhere, are themselves adolescents and young […]

Conduct disorder and juvenile delinquency

This is a psychiatric category marked by a pattern of repetitive behavior where the rights of others and social norms are violated. Conduct disorder is a major public health problem because young people with this disorder not only cause physical and psychological harm to others, but are also at a high risk of […]

Juvenile delinquency prevention strategy

Within the Youth Project Essentials, there is being organized a consultative group formed by 10 public institutions and NGOs in the area of juvenile delinquency prevention, such as police, schools, child protection institutions. The purpose of these meetings is to design the structure of the strategy that has as a goal to prevent […]

Electronic Aggression Technology and Youth Violence

Young people are using media technology, including cell phones, personal data assistants, and the Internet, to communicate with others throughout the world. Communication avenues, such as text messaging, chat rooms, and social networking websites (e.g., MySpace and Facebook), have allowed youth to easily develop relationships, some with people they have never met in […]

Early onset of sexual activity in young can lead to delinquency

A recent study has shown that young having started their sex life early are prone to borderline illegal behavior in greater measure than the ones that give up virginity later.

The research was published in a prestigious scientific journal dedicated to the psychological development of young people. The findings were based […]

Statistics on juvenile delinquency

Juvenile delinquency is a painful reality today which, unfortunately, again knows since 2004, a significant growth and diversification in terms of types of crimes. Beyond cool image, shocking, given the figures of statistics and studies, seems to be a true social drama which, paradoxically, has its roots, most often in the family institution.


Understanding School Violence

School violence is youth violence that occurs on school property, on the way to or from school or school-sponsored events, or during a school-sponsored event. A young person can be a victim, a perpetrator, or a witness of school violence.

Youth violence includes various behaviors. Some violent acts—such as bullying, slapping, or hitting—can cause more […]

Criminal personality theory

Criminal personality theory is based on the concept of risk mental state, the psychological potential of dangerousness of the person in case, thus requiring its criminological diagnosis, a diagnosis of criminal capacity. To this end, the criminal personality structure characterized by egocentrism and egofilia, impulsivity and unaffectivity, the central core of the personality. Moreover, it […]

Group juvenile delinquency

Group juvenile delinquency is consisted of the totality of legal-medical acts of undeage persons. Not all of these offenders are mentally ill or have disharmonic personalities. From the point of view of the delinquent, crime is an act by which he solves certain problems, which may be a momentary desire, may wish to sample his […]

Ways Teachers Can Prevent School Violence

School violence is a concern for teachers regardless of their amount of experience. And when it comes to identifying potential incidents of school violence, it has been found that at least one other student knew that the event was going to occur. If teachers are able to tap into this, then acts of violence within […]