Kids & Violence

GUESTS: MICHAEL deCOURCY HINDS Executive Editor of Public Agenda (a non-profit research and education organization based in New York) Author of the guide Violent Kids: Can We Change the Trend? (published by Public Agenda, April 2000) JASON ZIEDENBERG Senior Policy Analyst at the Justice Policy Institute, Washington, DC (research and public policy organization focusing on justice issues) Co-author of School House Hype: Two Years Later - a report about youth violence in this country. It follows their 1998 report called School House Hype: School Shootings and the Real Risks Kids Face in America (published by the Justice Policy Institute and Children's Law Center, Inc., April 2000) ELLIOT ARONSON Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California at Santa Cruz Author of Nobody Left To Hate: Teaching Compassion After Columbine (Freeman & Co., 2000) Violent crime committed by young people is down overall, but thanks to a number of high-profile incidents in recent years, many Americans consider school shootings a serious threat to their children.

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