The Development of Aggression and Violence in Adolescence

  • Robert F.┬áMarcus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 171-178

About this book


This book highlights the developmental changes in aggression and violence during adolescence from a uniquely psychological perspective. Developmental changes and risk factors as direct causes for violence and psychopathy have started to receive increased recognition over the last few years, and in this volume Marcus charts these changes against criminological activity. A meta-theoretical model consisting of developmental, personality, and situational factors which are common, or unique, to each form of aggression and violence are offered with research support. Empirically supported by rigorous data studies, this innovative work goes a long way towards addressing the methods of prevention by which we might lower the frequency and prevalence of aggression and violence. Well-researched and timely in its findings, this book will be of special interest to scholars of violence and crime, as well as developmental psychologists. 


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Authors and affiliations

  • Robert F.┬áMarcus
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  1. 1.Department of Human Development and Quantitative MethodologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-54562-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54563-3
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