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The aim of this research is to analyze the different meanings, causes and effects of socialviolence from the point of view of youth, which serve to implement preventionstrategies. To this end, the cases of three colonies considered priority attention areas inthe city of Monterrey were analyzed. A qualitative methodology was developed in a firststage, consisted of planned observation and interviews with neighbors and communitycenters staff; in a second stage, participatory workshops with youth were developed. Theresults of the research showed that young people recognize different types of violence,they are clear about their causes, -whether biological, familiar, personal, social or institutional-and their effects, psychological at the individual level, reaffirmation of violentattitudes and an increase in addictions; others at social level such as families, circles offriends and communities disintegration.

Jesús Rubio Campos

Doctor in political public.. The Colegio de la Frontera Norte A.C., Mexico

Mónica Chávez Elorza

Doctora in political public. Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Mexico

Héctor Rodríguez Ramírez

Doctor of social sciences. Tecnológico de Monterrey, México
Rubio Campos, J., Chávez Elorza, M., & Rodríguez Ramírez, H. (2017). Meanings, Causes and Effects of Social Violence Among Youth in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Sociedad Y Economía, (32), 85–106.