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Teen violence : A Literature Review Teen violence is extremely important topic and there are several theories as to why teens resort in violence. One common reason for teen violence involve modeling behaviors. Violent behaviors usually start from family and peers, as well as teens observing it in their neighborhoods or communities. They are inclined to copy such behaviors if they see or witness violence at home, in the movies or out-in-about. This behavior copy also includes video gaming. Furthermore, those who experience teasing or bullying are indefinite to act out in revenge. We hear teens involved in violent crimes on the news daily and we must work together stop this. The difficulty of stopping this seems impossible since, “Having fleeting thoughts of violence is normal, dwelling on violent thoughts or even playing out violent fantasies mentally on a regular basis can lead to the actual act of violence. Related to playing out fantasies is actually planning out acts of violence. Actually making a plan can be one of the catalysts that actually causes the teen to take a violent step”[Mar13]. Teens have become subject to desperation and peer pressure, which drives them forward to violence. So, who do we blame for teen violence? To hold the parents accountable for their teens behavior. Since teens reflect what they see at home. How about the schools since it seems that they do not do enough. Can we hold teens accountable for their own actions since they can distinguish right from wrong? The first part of this paper will conduct a literature review on the issues of teen violence. Next, this paper will explain how teen violence impacts the social elements and institutions; of both local and global communities. Lastly, this paper will discuss how the principles of active citizenship could impact the contemporary issues of teen violence during the next five to ten years. in 2.Explain how academic knowledge impacts the social elements and institutions of both local and global communities.
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Bracey (1995) explore poverty areas of teen violence, then concludes with suggestions on stopping the violence. He found that all violence it too common for teens in poverty setting. “Poverty rate is generally understood to mean the percentage or proportion of people with incomes below a nationally established poverty line” [Kar06]. The issues that he examines are provided with little research. According to other studies, “Possible links between violence and poverty have been explored in the literature, either inclusive of all settings, as in national surveys or in urban locations. Very little research has been conducted about specific links between violence and poverty in rural areas”[Kar06]. However, “The children in poverty who attend schools today -- including suburban and rural schools, according to Haberman and Dill -- experience violence with grim outcomes in many aspects of their life. For instance, very young children are often witnesses to violent crimes”[Bra95]. Bracey (1995) further institutes that there is violence everywhere geographically.
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