Public health, youth violence and perpetrator well-being

Neville, F. G., Goodall, C. A. , Gavine, A. J., Williams, D. J. and Donnelly, P. D. (2015) Public health, youth violence and perpetrator well-being. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21(3), pp. 322-333. (doi: 10.1037/pac0000081)

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outh violence poses a significant public health issue due to its health antecedents (e.g., health inequalities, mental health issues, alcohol misuse) and consequences (i.e., physical and psychological morbidity, and mortality). While violence and its desistance have traditionally been the purview of the criminal justice system, the importance of a preventative public health approach has been increasingly acknowledged. The public health approach employs scientific methods, seeks to intervene at multiple levels (primary, secondary and tertiary), and advocates for the involvement of multidisciplinary stakeholders. This article outlines the public health approach to youth violence; discusses examples of current public health research into youth violence prevention (i.e., school-based interventions, and gang interventions); and provides a brief review of the evidence regarding youth violence perpetrators and well-being, which suggests mixed outcomes (positive and negative) depending upon intentionality of violence, and congruency with group norms. The article concludes by highlighting future research directions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Goodall, Professor Christine
Authors: Neville, F. G., Goodall, C. A., Gavine, A. J., Williams, D. J., and Donnelly, P. D.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Research Group:Community Oral Health
Journal Name:Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology
Publisher:American Psychological Association
ISSN (Online):1532-7949
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 American Psychological Association
First Published:First published in Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology 21(3):322-333
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