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The fee on youngsters and Violence was once convened to study what's identified approximately why childrens develop into violent and the level of violence related to kids, and to make special strategies for violence prevention. this can be the file of that fee.

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It’s human their temperamental characteristics. ’ likely, and indeed there is some reasonably strong evidence to suggest, that different children’s temperaments will elicit quite different responses in parents, some of which might be more likely to involve violence than others. One strong implication of these findings is that parent management strategies need, to some degree, to be geared to a child’s personality. ‘Nothing could stop it. It’s It is now generally agreed, and the above discussion hopefully makes clear, that genetic and social influences are inextricably intertwined, and that their relative importance will vary from child to child and from family to family.

The Commission did not have the resources to support original research (although it does identify areas where further research is needed – see page 230). It has sought the views of a very wide range of organisations and individuals including young people (see Appendices 5 and 6, pages 286 and 292). It has consulted specialists and specialist libraries. ’ Research into the antecedents of violent behaviour cannot identify ‘causes’ beyond doubt. But investigations, and in particular longitudinal studies, can Introduction / 33 identify risk factors which appear, more or less consistently, to be present when a child or adult acts violently, and the relative significance of these factors can to some extent be judged.

First, there is concern that if it were discovered that genetic factors are indeed important, it might lead politicians in the future to pursue eugenic policies. Second, there is a widespread belief that it is much more difficult to do something about genetically caused problems than those that are socially caused. These are important considerations, but they can be answered. As far as objectionable eugenic policies are concerned, their pursuit does not depend on a belief in genetic causes. Official discouragement of poor people from having children is a policy that has been pursued regardless of beliefs about the cause of poverty.

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