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`Violence in Children and Adolescents' is an exploration of violence both by and against children, its causes and approaches to its amelioration. It is invaluable reading for anyone who works with young people. The contributors comprise an authoritative range of both practitioners and academics, including forensic psychiatrists and forensic psychologists, psychotherapists and criminologists. Together they examine topics such as children who kill; violent young offenders; immigrant children who have been the victims of war; the influence of television; the relationship to the family; and racial and sexual violence.Violence in society is increasingly prevalent and of great concern to anyone working with children and teenagers. `Violence in Children and Adolescents' offers a broad scope of interpretations and insight which is essential reading for professionals and students alike.