The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified youth violence as a major public health problem. What impact does exposure to violence--be it in the form of victimization, observation, or knowledge--have on young people? How do they develop a sense of morality? And how does it affect their perception of the world around them? Devoted to this crisis in American life, this volume--originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Psychiatry-- documents the rise in violence in our communities and explores its impact on children's physical, psychological, and social development.Richters, John E. is the author of 'Children and Violence' with ISBN 9780898625882 and ISBN 0898625882.