Assessing the economic determinants of violence in youth and young adults. Final Report
Youth Violence is a Public Health Problem. Despite recent declines in violence in general and among youth and young adults in particular, violence still remains a serious public health issue, in part because both fatal and nonfatal injury exact a tremendous toll on our public health system and on the social fabric of communities and families. Practitioners, researchers, and policy makers have each proposed or hypothesized myriad solutions to this ongoing problem that is complicated by the complex interaction of factors that either increase risk (i.e., risk factors) or buffer against it (i.e., protective factors).