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All across the United States, from urban areas to suburbs and rural districts, children are carrying weapons to school—as many as 100,000 guns every day, according to a recent Department of Justice report. School Violence focuses on the current situation regarding violence in schools, including theories of violence, the availability of weapons to children, the legal system, and preventive measures, both physical and sociological, now being taken to curb and eliminate the critical problem of school violence.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Teachers, school administrators, concerned parents, and students concerned about their own security who wish to investigate this issue and its possible solutions, either for academic or for practical purposes, will find many useful starting points in School Violence."


Rettig on Reference (

"Well organized and easy to use, this title will be a welcome resource for students doing reports on the subject."


School Library Journal

"School Violence presents a comprehensive examination of violence in schools … Recommended."


The Book Report

"An invaluable sourcebook for upper-division undergraduates and above."



School Library Journal
Gr 7 UpThis series entry examines a critical issue in an effort to see where we as a nation stand on working to curb and to eliminate school violence. An overview provides statistics on juvenile violence from 1970 to the present and a discussion of potential risk factors in youth violence and various prevention strategies that are being used in schools around the nation. A chronology from 1968 to the present follows the prevention efforts of federal and state policy makers, health-care workers, researchers, educators, and youth-advocacy organizations. Biographical sketches are presented for people who have made a name for themselves in school-violence prevention. An examination of "Educational, Technological, and Regulatory Approaches" includes pertinent federal legislation that has been passed since 1994. A directory of organizations, conferences, and training programs serves as a guide to key resources as well as a starting point for an information search. A list of selected print and nonprint resources including Web sites serves as a guide to even more resources. Well organized and easy to use, this title will be a welcome resource for students doing reports on the subject.Dana McDougald, Cedar Shoals High School, Athens, GA\
\ Offers overviews of national opinion on the subject, various theories \ on violence, risk factors, the availability of weapons to young \ people, education reform, and state and federal legislation. Includes \ biographical sketches of individuals who have studied or worked to \ abolish violence in schools, a chronology of events associated with \ the topic, relevant statistics, and annotated lists of print and \ nonprint resources for further study. \ Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or. \
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874368611
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1997
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Overview 1
2 Chronology 35
3 Biographical Sketches 45
4 Educational, Technological, and Regulatory Approaches 55
5 Organizations, Conferences, and Training 107
6 Selected Print Resources 131
7 Selected Nonprint Resources 155
Glossary 173
Index 177
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