Youth Gun Violence Persuasive Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Youth Gun Violence
This paper explores the solution to the rising levels of violence among the youth in the US.
# 117767 | 2,212 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses the need for a collaborative effort from local communities, parents, schools, law enforcement and government to create environments that will have a positive effect on the youth of America. The paper calls for parents to create an atmosphere of positive reinforcement and accountability at home and for schools to nurture a sense of accomplishment, confidence and feelings of self-worth. The paper further believes that schools must offer programs that provide opportunities for young people to get counseling, job training and developmental assistance. The paper notes the accessibility of firearms today and the effects of popular culture mediums such as music or the Internet but contends that adults can teach responsibility by accepting responsibility and being accountable.

From the Paper:

"Gun violence among young people is problematic for our society on a nationwide level. From gang-related shootings to gunshots being fired at local schools, gun violence among our young people is a problem that cannot be ignored. Surveys and polls of young Americans reflect that violence is a commonplace issue in their lives. Our young people are influenced by today's popular culture mediums like movies, music, video games, and the Internet that often glorify or glamorize gun violence. In many existing high school shooting cases such as Columbine and Santana, easy access to loaded firearms within the home and lack of parental supervision are also contributing factors towards increasing the propensity for youth violence."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Coeyman, Marjorie., Chaddock, Gail., Sappenfield, Mark. "In Another School Shooting, A Pattern Holds." Christian Science Monitor. 7 Mar. 2001: Vol.93, Issue 73, p1.
  • "Ending Youth Violence." Christian Science Monitor. 6 Feb. 2001: Vol.93, Issue 50, p8.
  • Hernandez, Arturo. "Schools Can Help Reduce the Problem of Guns." Peace in the Streets: Breaking the Cycle of Gang Violence. New York: Child Welfare League of America, 1998.
  • Knickerbocker, Brad. "Tangled Roots of School Violence." Christian Science Monitor. 23 Apr.1999, Vol.91, Issue 103, p1.
  • "National Center for Injury Prevention and Control". Jan. 2007. Online.

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