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Am J Public Health. 2013 Jul;103(7):e5-16. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.301160. Epub 2013 May 16.

Pathways to early violent death: the voices of serious violent youth offenders.

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Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA. jrichar5@umd.edu

Abstract

Quantitative studies have uncovered factors associated with early violent death among youth offenders detained in the juvenile justice system, but little is known about the contextual factors associated with pathways to early violent death among youths detained in adult jails. We interviewed young Black male serious violent youth offenders detained in an adult jail to understand their experience of violence. Their narratives reveal how the code of the street, informal rules that govern interpersonal violence among poor inner-city Black male youths, increases the likelihood of violent victimization. Youth offenders detained in adult jails have the lowest rate of service provision among all jail populations. We have addressed how services for youth offenders can be improved to reduce the pathways to early violent death.

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23678923
PMCID:
PMC3682613
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2012.301160
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