Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

James Garbarino
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Essay Topic 1

Throughout the book, statistics are used to support many of the concepts within the book. On the other hand, Garbarino himself mentions the limitations of statistics as he discusses the numbers of homicides each year. Discuss the limitations of statistics, as discussed by Garbarino. Be sure to include why the numbers may be false, and how they may be misread. Next, apply the same concepts to the statistics Garbarino himself uses in the book. What are the dangers of using statistics to support ideas?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the link between the U.S. populations most affected by youth violence and the particular cultural and historical patterns found in the South. Be sure to explain why the link exists, how the link influences youth violence, and how institutionalized violence plays a role in the cycle of violence across generations.

Essay Topic 3

List and discuss the four factors...

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