Monday December 18th 2017

Presentation on Youth Crime

Youth violenceOn June 10, 2013 at the Rotary luncheon Dr. Matt Logan gave an excellent visual and oral presentation on Youth Crime. Dr. Logan is an FBI trained hostage negotiator and retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.  He is a conference speaker and facilitator specializing in Conflict and Crisis Management, Psychopathy, Risk for Violence, Sexual Predators, and Trauma. Dr. Logan does risk assessments and works for the courts in assessing sexually violent predator (SVP) cases worldwide.

Youth crime is up 300% from 2004 to 2007. The latest statistics for 2011 show a decrease in youth crime by 10%. Things have gone from a fist fight – to a knife fight – to a gun fight. Less than half the youth accused are formally charged by the police. 57% are diverted from the justice system.

Why the violence—expression, release of anger/frustration, manipulation, retaliation against many individuals, revenge coming out. Violence is a learned behaviour. With early intervention, before 12 years of age, it can be altered. Factors contributing to violent behaviour – need for attention, respect, peer pressure. Violent behaviour is a result of bullying, sexual assault, childhood abuse, violence at home or in the Community. Causes – childhood rejection and Social isolation.

The video display used by Dr. Logan contained interesting facts and figures from massive studies Worldwide.

Read more about Dr. Matt Logan at


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