Violence in America s Schools

Author: Robert Murray Thomas
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275993290
Format: PDF
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Introduces readers to the varieties of violence in schools and addresses methods for understanding, preventing, and treating both offenders and victims.

School Violence A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

Author: Laura L. Finley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610696247
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A timely investigation of the history, legislation, and perpetrators of school violence, this guide debunks the myths and misconceptions about this terrible problem of national concern. • Addresses significant milestones in legislation and policies that have been enacted to respond to and prevent school violence • Contains an informative timeline of key events in the history of school violence and prevention • Highlights key court cases as well as data related to measuring violence • Provides a compilation of best practices for the prevention of school violence • Features perspectives from diverse viewpoints, including administrators, students, and academics

Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence

Author: Laura Finley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313362386
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book provides a thorough compilation of the types, specific incidents, relevant agencies, theories, responses, and prevention programs relevant to crime and violence in schools and on campuses.

School Violence

Author: Peggy Daniels
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 0737745940
Format: PDF, Docs
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In just one year, between 2010 and 2011, violent school threats increased by 158 percent. This shocking statistic speaks to the unfortunate truth of your readers; their school world contains elements of violence. This volume will help readers to understand this issues, from several different perspectives. Essayists debate the issues, allowing readers to form their own intelligent opinions through critical reasoning. Some of the debates include whether the No Child Left Behind Act discourages reporting of violent, and whether school violence can be prevented. Do guns increase the risk of school violence? Readers will find out while examining the causes of school violence, prevention of school violence, and measures schools take to create a safe environment for students.

Violence in American Schools

Author: Delbert S. Elliott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521644181
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume, first published in 1999, offers a strategy for the problem of youth violence.

Violence in Urban America

Author: National Research Council and John F. Kennedy School of Government
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309050391
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this summary of a unique conference on urban violence, mayors, police chiefs, local, state, and federal agency experts, and researchers provide a wealth of practical ideas to combat violence in urban America. This book will be a valuable guide to concerned community residents as well as local officials in designing new approaches to the violence that afflicts America's cities. single copy, $12.95; 2-9 copies, $9.95 each; 10 or more copies, $6.95 each (no other discounts apply)

Appraisal and Prediction of School Violence

Author: Michael J. Furlong
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781594540417
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Violence and the threat of violence in schools are legitimate concerns for researchers and educators wishing to create safe and productive learning environments for all students. 'Appraisal and Prediction of School Violence: Methods, Issues, and Contexts', edited by Michael Furlong, Michael Bates, Douglas Smith, and Paul Kingery, provides up-to-date information about best practices for understanding, predicting, and preventing violence on school campuses. In addition to providing in-depth coverage of approaches to assessing threats of violence in schools, the book covers important related topics such as bullying in schools, anger and hostility among students, discipline strategies, weapon possession, crisis preparation and response, and diversity and disability issues related to school safety. The book is essential reading for researchers, school administrators, counselors, psychologists, and other school personnel who are working to reduce the incidence of school violence in a manner that supports positive student development.

Preventing Violence in Schools

Author: Joan N. Burstyn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135652767
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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School violence is a burning issue these days. This book provides an in-depth analysis of violence prevention programs and an assessment of their effectiveness, using data from observations, individual interviews, and focus groups, as well as published data from the schools. It is distinguished by its focus on the cultural and structural context of school violence and violence prevention efforts. Where most other researchers use quantitative measures, such as surveys, to assess the effectiveness of violence prevention programs, the authors of this book use qualitative research and ethnography to study the environment where such programs take place. Thus, this work--one of only a few ethnographic studies of violence prevention programs in schools--links previous quantitative research on the topic and critical ethnography. Preventing Violence in Schools: A Challenge to American Democracy: *includes voices of school students, accused of practicing violence, who have been participants in violence prevention programs; *analyzes a citywide peer mediation program (who benefits and who does not, who is mediated and who mediates, and what the implications of these findings may be); *examines the kinds of violence recognized in schools and the ways schools themselves may perpetuate violence; and *describes a violence prevention program for students at an alternative school. Preventing Violence in Schools: A Challenge to American Democracy is highly relevant for students in courses on urban education, foundations of education, education and social policy, youth and the law, and qualitative research, and for teachers, administrators, and other professionals, such as school psychologists and guidance counselors, at the middle and high school levels.