Speaker Name(s): Clive Chamberlain, MD, FRCP(C)
Description: The media seem filled with accounts of youth violence and perceptions of youth offender stereotypes. The speaker, who has worked clinically with adolescents for 40 years, reflects on his experience with almost 100 homicidal young people seen over this period in Ontario. One surprise has been the relatively large proportion of this group with no history of violent behaviour. These youth tend to be neither aggressive nor impulsive and are often over identified with authority and control. Implications for remedial measures and public policy are discussed.