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The Gulbenkian Commission
A discussion of the creation of the Gulbenkian Commission and its advantages.
# 91249 | 1,174 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper discusses the creation of the Gulbenkian Commission, in 1994 by Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian. It discusses the reasoning behind the creation of the commission and the advantages to academic practice and theory of social sciences that eventuated with its creation. It describes these advantages in terms of applying the various hermeneutical frameworks of these disciplines to the question of the causation and treatment of violence in African-American young people.

Table of Contents:
Section I: Introduction and Statement of Purpose
Section II: The Psychological/Sociological/Anthropological Perspective on the Issue
Section III: The Political Science Perspective on the Issue
Section IV: The Economic Perspective on the Issue
Section V: An Integrated Perspective on the Issue

From the Paper:

"In fact, data drawn from the juvenile court records of 257 adjudicated male African American youth offenders aged 12 to 17, showed this adolescent population's involvement in assaultive interpersonal violence within the context of a descriptive evaluation of co-occurring alcohol use disorder, other drug use disorder, and other mental disorders was quite low. This suggests that changes in policy, both in identifying offenders and improving opportunities within the community, rather than treating an individual's supposedly malformed pscyhology may be a better way to specifically address the needs of urban African American youths who may engage in violent behavior. (Singleton & Dale, 1996)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gulbenkian Commission. (1994) Retrived Dec 3 2005 at
  • Sherwin, Gary H. & Stacy Schmidt. (Jun 2003) "Communication codes among African American children and youth - the fast track from special education to prison?" Retrived Dec 3 2005 at Journal of Correctional Education. Jun 2003 by Sherwin, Gary H, Schmidt, Stacy
  • Singleton, Edward & Grady A Dale Jr. (Fall 1996) "Lack of co-occurring interpersonal violence-related emotional difficulties and alcohol or other drug problems among African American youth with conduct disorder."Journal of Negro Education. Retrived Dec 3 2005 at
  • Wallack, Lawrence, Winett, Liana, Lee, Amy. (2005) "Successful Public Policy Change in California: Firearms and Youth Resources." Journal of Public Health Policy. Retrived Dec 3 2005 at
  • Wright, Darlene R. & Kevin M. Fitzpatrick. (Winter 2004) "Psychosocial correlates of substance use behaviors among African American youth."Adolescence, Retrived Dec 3 2005 at

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"The Gulbenkian Commission " 25 December 2006. Web. 29 March. 2020. <>