This report examines the youth perspective on violence, life circumstance, and the response of the justice system to a supposed growth of violence among troubled youth, based on studies in Dallas; Washington, D.C.; and San Mateo, California.
The Different Story of Delinquent Youth as Told by the Media and by Juvenile Justice System Professionals and the Youth Themselves
How the media represents youth and youth violence.
The data on trends in crime, arrests and public attitudes.
What youth have to say.
What the public should know.
Three times as many people — 76% of adults surveyed — say that they get their information about crime from the media rather than personal experience.