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This work is based on the assumption that youth violence continues to be a serious problem in American society. It is exacerbated by the history of violence, cultural factors, and the nature and quality of interpersonal relations encountered by youth in their daily lives. The metaphor of “a...
Several violence prevention projects are described and critiqued. One particular pilot program conducted with 20 Hispanic youth is reviewed. Evaluation of this after-school program emphasizing violence prevention, vocational training, and peer education revealed that students acquired job...
Community-based research (CBR) combines service-learning with participatory orapplied research and can be a powerful teaching tool in social science methodsclasses. Incorporating applied research projects into classroom teaching, however,places special demands on instructors. This paper presents...
Recent studies overwhelmingly conclude that ecological hazards disproportionately impact low income and people of color communities. This article analyzes the association between commercial and industrial taxes and hazardous sites. A statewide analysis using census data, municipal tax data, and...
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