About the Book
This edition is a compilation of political talk, media stories, government initiatives and academic research about the biopsychosocial behaviour of youth involved in crime and violence. The purpose of this book is to briefly outline major theories that have examined the root causes of crime and violence and its preventive measures in two parts. The first part reviews the major principles or concepts associated with involvement of youth in crime and violence in twelve chapters and the second part examines various crime prevention strategies and its impact in ten chapters. A number of academic disciplines have developed specific theories to explain the onset and persistence of violent behaviour. Some of these theories focus on how individual propensities– including biological and psychological disorders– increase the probability of violence. At the other end of the spectrum, structural theories propose that variables like poverty, oppression, social inequality and racism must be considered in any explanation of violent behaviour. The discussion provided in the chapters above have highlighted a number of proven and promising programs that can help reduce youth crime and violence. The material of this edition is fruitful for researchers, scholars, professionals, teachers and students. The fact and findings which have given in this book is purely authenticated and tested by author.
About the Author
Nina Verma has done MBA from the University of Allahabad, UP. She is currently manages the academic programs and personnel of the Business Applications and IT Management department in the faculty of ICT of Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria. The department specialises in business analysis, project management, business information systems, knowledge management, ecommerce, business management, and personal and professional development of IT students/ employees, and biopsychosocial behaviour of employees. She also lectures in the fourth year subjects on Business Fundamentals, Information and Technology Management and Organisation Behaviour.