School Violence: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Edition

  • Laura L. Finley
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  • ISBN-10: 1610696247
  • ISBN-13: 9781610696241
  • DDC: 371.7
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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With school violence on the rise, schools have implemented security safeguards like never before in the form of metal detectors, video cameras, and armed guards. School communities have mixed opinions regarding these drastic prevention measures-many welcome the protection, while some condemn the reminders of violence these tactics evoke. This comprehensive text introduces the history of school violence in the United States, providing an overview of proposed causes-from violent video games, to inadequate parental involvement, to bullying by classmates-and detailing the pros and cons of various deterrents. Experienced criminologist Laura Finley incorporates personal reflections, primary source data, and profiles of key figures to address the painful reality of school shootings and other violent acts. The text expounds upon the characteristics of victims, individuals who are most likely to carry out violence, and common types of assaults. Chapters include a discussion on current legislation; stories of infamous perpetrators; activists who are working to make schools safer; and school, community, and societal risk factors.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles.
Contemporary World Issues.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Perspectives.
4: A Student’s Perspective on the Dangers of Bullying: Lashanti Jupp.
5: Reflections on Mean Girls: Lauren Lorance.
6: Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones, But Names will Never Hurt Me? Approaches to Language Mis(Uses) in Schooling: Kelly Concannon.
7: The People’s Court in a South Bronx Elementary School: Evelyn Jackson.
8: Creating and Sustaining Positive School Climates: De Palazzo.
9: Is There More School Violence Today? A Veteran Educator Says No: Sarah Raitter.
10: Reflections on Peacejam and School Violence in the United Kingdom: Larenda Twigg.
11: Preventing School Violence: Barbara J. Wien.
12: Activism Against Domestic and Dating Violence: Stephanie Wong.
13: Turning the Personal into Progress: Robert Spencer Knotts.
14: Profiles.
15: Data and Documents.
16: Data.
17: Documents.
18: Resources for Further Research.
19: Books.
20: Recommended Journals.
21: Journal Articles, 2010 – Present.
22: Websites and Organizations.
23: Films.
About the Author.