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The purpose of this article is to examine the risk and protective factors for different types of violent behavior in a sample of high school age adolescents drawn from the general population, illuminate the multiple and cumulative nature of the different risk factors, and characterize gender differences in explanatory variables that foster involvement in violent activities.

Originally published in: Journal of Adolescent Health, v. 19, no. 2, Auguast 1996, pp. 94-103.

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