What Are the Causes of Teen Violence?

Save

According to author William Fleeman in his book "Managing Teen Anger and Violence," teen violence is a growing problem in the United States. The underlying causes of teen violence are unchanged since the creation of an independent juvenile justice system in the 20th century.

Substance Abuse and Addiction

  • Abuse of drugs or alcohol contributes to teen violence. Violence stems from actions taken while intoxicated as well as crimes committed to obtain intoxicants.

Mental Illness

  • Teens afflicted with mental health issues and conditions show a marked propensity for violent behavior.

Unstable Home Life

  • Teens living in unstable homes where parents are neglectful and abusive tend toward acting out violently.

Peer Pressure

  • Some teens are motivated to engage in reckless and violent conduct as the result of pressure from peers.

Education

  • Many teens who are not doing well scholastically tend toward violent conduct in and outside of school.

References

  • Photo Credit Clairity/Everystockphoto.com
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

Resources

You May Also Like

  • The Effects of Teen Violence

    Teenagers who show signs of violent behavior cause concern in their parents. Violent teens are at risk for developing other violent behaviors...

  • 10 Causes of Youth Violence

    Parents of teens often worry about their teenager's involvement in drugs, alcohol, weapons and a whole world of other potential dangers. Parents...

  • Facts About Teen Violence

    What Are Some Things That Cause Teen Violence? Teen violence refers to harmful behaviors that take place during teenage years.

  • Solutions for Teen Violence

    Solutions for Teen Violence. Out of every eight people murdered in the United States, at least one person is under the age...

  • Teen Anger Issues

    Some methods of expressing anger cause problems. Some teens express their... How to Deal With Angry Teenagers... teen anger is a normal...

  • Types of Teen Violence

    Teen violence is a serious issue. The violent patterns exhibited by a teen can increase in frequency and severity over time. Teens...

Related Searches

Read Article

10 Most Needed Jobs in the Future

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!