Using data sets consisting of cross sectional surveys drawn from nationally representative samples of adolescents in the us and official sources of crime statistics a portrait of aggression and violence among adolescents is presented. Using confidential self report surveys and official crime statistics this book describes variations in aggression and violence during adolescence over time and by grade gender and race. Violent behavior in children and adolescents can include a wide range of behaviors explosive temper tantrums physical aggression fighting threats or attempts to hurt others including thoughts of wanting to kill others use of weapons cruelty toward animals fire setting intentional destruction of property and vandalism. Cambridge university press 978 0 521 86881 5 aggression and violence in adolescence by robert f marcus index index aban aya youth project 144 145
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