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Risk factors for adolescent violence across cultures: comparing data from Ghana with the Cambridge Study in Delinquency Development and the Pittsburgh Youth Study

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Interpersonal violence, especially homicide and serious violence, is considered the most serious and most feared crime and much of western criminological studies have been helpful in unravelling some of the common factors associated with this phenomenon. Recent global violence prevention efforts are based on a belief about the universality of the common risk factors identified in mainly Western societies. Limiting analysis to adolescent violence, this paper compares results from a study in Ghana with findings from two influential Western studies -the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development and the Pittsburgh Youth Study -in order to assess the extent of cross-cultural replicability of risk factors for adolescent violence. Results show important similarities but also differences, especially in the area of family variables.

This talk is part of the Social Psychology Seminar Series (SPSS) series.

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