Columbine, 20 Years Later and Beyond: Lessons from Tragedy, 1st Edition

  • Jaclyn Schildkraut
  • Glenn W. Muschert
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  • ISBN-10: 1440862532
  • ISBN-13: 9781440862533
  • DDC: 371.7
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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An indispensable resource for anyone interested in learning about the long-term impact of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, this title provides a comprehensive look at how the event unfolded, what has changed since the attack, and how this information can be used to prevent future mass shootings. The authors, both experts on mass shootings, share their broad understanding of this tragedy and its aftermath. Columbine became the measuring stick against which all other mass shootings would be compared, and this book details with great sensitivity the ensuing changes to school security, law enforcement's response to active shooter situations, threat assessment practices, legislative efforts, and media coverage of unfolding situations. With delicacy and tact, the authors help to answer the painful question raised by a stone on the wall of the Columbine Memorial: What have we learned?.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: April 20, 1999.
2: The Columbine Legacy.
3: We Interrupt This Program to Bring You Breaking News.
4: Police Responses, Then and Now.
5: Piecing Together the Past.
6: Securing Our Nation's Schools.
7: An Outcry for Change.
8: The (Failed) Firestorm of Legislation.
9: The Larger Community Footprint.
10: The Infamy of the Shooters.
11: Profiling School and Mass Shooters.
12: A Piece of Popular Culture History.
13: Moving Beyond the Columbine Effect.
About the Authors.