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Community Correlates of Rural Youth Violence (NCJ 193591) May 2003
Bulletin
12 page(s)
Osgood, D. W., Chambers, J. M.
Addresses the lack of knowledge of rural youth violence by applying social disorganization theory to community correlates of youth violence in nonmetropolitan communities in Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, and South Carolina. The Bulletin finds that rates of youth violence are considerably higher in communities that have large percentages of children living in single-parent households, a high rate of population turnover, and significant ethnic diversity—whether in rural or urban settings. The Bulletin's findings on youth violence in nonmetropolitan communities can help guide program development and future research to better serve rural youth and their families.
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