Youth Violence: Facts And Myths

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Youth Violence: Facts And Myths

In this quiz you see if you can differentiate between facts and myths about youth violence. �


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A new, violent breed of young "super-predators" threatens the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    African American and Hispanic youths are more likely to become involved in violence than other racial or ethnic groups.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Child abuse and neglect inevitably lead to violent behavior later in life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Exhibiting uncontrolled behavior or being diagnosed with a conduct disorder as a young child does not predetermine violence in adolescence. A majority of young people who become violent during their adolescent years were not highly aggressive or "out of control" in early childhood, and the majority of children with mental and behavioral disorders do not mature into violence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Most future offenders can be identified in early childhood.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Most violent youths will end up being arrested for a violent crime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Most youths involved in violent behavior will never be arrested for a violent crime
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Physical abuse and neglect are relatively weak predictors of violence. Most children who are abused or neglected will not become violent offenders during adolescence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The epidemic of violent behavior that marked the early 1990s is over, and young people ,as well as the rest of society , are much safer today.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
     Although such key indicators of violence as arrest and victimization data clearly show significant reductions in violence since the peak of the epidemic in 1993, an equally important indicator warns against concluding that the problem is solved. Self-reports by youths reveal that involvement in some violent behaviors remains at 1993 levels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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