Handbook of Research on School Violence in American K-12 Education, 1st Edition

  • Gordon A. Crews
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  • ISBN-10: 1522562478
  • ISBN-13: 9781522562474
  • DDC: 371.7
  • 610 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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In recent years, the United States has seen a vast increase in bloodshed stemming from violence within the education system. Understanding the underlying factors behind these atrocities may be the first step in preventing more brutality in the future. This title provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of the phenomena of school violence through the lens of social science and humanities perspectives. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as preventative measures, cyberbullying, minority issues, risk factors, and dealing with the traumatic aftermath of such events, this book is ideally designed for researchers, students, psychologists, sociologists, teachers, law enforcement, school counselors, policymakers, and administrators seeking current research on the interconnectedness between families, schools, bullying, and subsequent violence.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE) Book Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Defining School Violence in American K-12 Education.
2: The American K-12 School Violence Incident: A Brief Study.
3: School Shootings: Lessons From the Past, and Are We Doomed to Repeat Them?.
4: Guns in School: Juveniles and Teachers.
5: School Violence Inside Youth Prison Schools.
6: Explaining School Violence in American K-12 Education.
7: Why Psychology and Criminal Justice Can Only Take Us So Far: The Value of and Need for a Social Psychological Perspective in Studies of American School Violence.
8: Informal Labeling and School Victimization: An Elaboration of Labeling Theory and Preliminary Results.
9: Tightening the Gap: Advocating for Law Enforcement and School Personnel for Identifying Students at Risk of Violence.
10: Minority Issues in School Violence in American K-12 Education.
11: Collective Pain: Youth of Color Facing the Aftermath of Mass School Shootings.
12: Racialized Perceptions of School Violence Suspensions of African-American Students.
13: Go Back to Where You Came From: Peer Victimization of Racial and Ethnic Minority Students.
14: Understanding School Violence in American K-12 Education.
15: Examining the Victim-Offender Overlap: Do Bully Victimization and Unsafe Schools Contribute to Violent Offending?.
16: Cyberbullying in Adolescence: Victimization and Adolescence.
17: Cyberbullying: The Dark Side of Digital Interactions.
18: Violence is as American as Cherry Pie: Mass Incarceration and Juvenile Violence.
19: A Threat Assessment Model for Posts in The Online Sphere.
20: Impacts Upon School Violence in American K-12 Education.
21: Impact of Zero Tolerance Policies on K-12 Education.
22: School Discipline, Zero Tolerance Policies, and American K-12 Education.
23: Law Enforcement’s Impact on School Violence.
24: The Relationship Between Tracking and School Violence.
25: Keeping Rural Schools Safe: Survey Data From School Superintendents Across Three Decades.
26: Solutions to School Violence in American K-12 Education.
27: The Role of Teachers and School Leaders in K-12 School Violence.
28: Developing Strategic Response and Action Plans for School Emergencies.
29: School Safety Through Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED): CPTED School Safety.
30: Emergency Management and Communication Improvements: Changing the Landscape of School Safety.
31: Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: What Shall We Ban Next?.
32: Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.