On a practical level, I am underwhelmed to learn that "our most successful prevention programs have relatively modest deterrent effects, for example, 15%–25% reductions in onset…offending rates compared with the rates of control groups" (p. 16). Face to face with a violent youth in my office, I am overwhelmed by the systemic obstacles to providing help. If most violence is learned, then nothing short of a national cultural change will stem the tide. Family intervention sounds great, providing you’ve got a family willing and able to participate, e.g., a dad who isn’t strung out on drugs or in prison and a mom who isn’t working two jobs. A blurb on the dusk jacket of Youth Violence states that the book is "a much needed wake-up call for politicians and policy makers." I agree, but I wonder what sort of a reception it will receive, since "religion" is not even listed in the book’s index and "media violence" rates less than one complete sentence.