Schools, Violence, and Society

Schools, Violence, and Society

by Allan M. Hoffman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275949788

ISBN-13: 9780275949785

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This book is designed to examine issues related to schools, violence, and society. Since the 1960s, crime and violence have been increasing in America's schools. This violence is not limited to inner-city schools, but has struck virtually every strata and socio-economic level of American culture and society. The prevalence of crime and violence occurring in our

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Overview

This book is designed to examine issues related to schools, violence, and society. Since the 1960s, crime and violence have been increasing in America's schools. This violence is not limited to inner-city schools, but has struck virtually every strata and socio-economic level of American culture and society. The prevalence of crime and violence occurring in our nation's schools has become the concern of policymakers on the national and state levels. Concern has spread to parents, educators, and students themselves. This edited volume reviews violence in society, school violence, and crime. Coverage includes past trends in school violence and describes the current extent of the problem, as well as tspects of its causes and prevention. The influence on the students and community of gang activity, gang-related issues, drugs, alcohol, and weapons on campus is discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275949785
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Problem of School Violence

Violence in the Classroom: A Teacher's Perspective by Mary Hatwood Futrell

Weapon-Carrying in Schools by Jennifer C. Friday

The Anatomy of Gangs by Allan M. Hoffman and Randal W. Summers

Gangs and School Safety by Kenneth S. Trump

The Causes of School Violence

Media and Television Violence: Effects on Violence, Aggression, and Antisocial Behaviors in Children by Daniel John Derkson and Victor C. Strasburger

The Influence of Child Abuse and Family Violence on Violence in the Schools by Jeffrey J. Haugaard and Margaret M. Feerick

School Security and Related Legal Issues

Critical Decisions, Critical Elements in an Effective School Security Program by S.D. Vestermark, Jr.

Legal and Policy Issues of School Violence by Ivan B. Gluckman

Toward a Less Violent School Environment

Safe Schools for All by Gwendolyn J. Cooke

Communities, Schools, and Violence by Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Sher Quaday

From Fight or Flight to Collaboration: A Framework for the Understanding Individual and Institutional Development in the School by Steven Brion-Meisels and Robert L. Selman

Learning to Care and to be Cared for by Nel Noddings

Victims of Violence: Helping Kids Cope by Melba F. Coleman

Some Specific Approaches

NEA's Perspective and Policies on Violence in Schools by Keith Geiger

Waging Peace in Our Schools: The Resolving Conflict Creatively Program by Linda Lantieri, William DeJong, and Janet Dutrey

Strategies to Reduce School Violence: The New Mexico Center for Dispute Resolution by Melinda Smith

The New York City Board of Education and Violence Prevention by Ramon C. Cortines

The Virginia Model: School to Community Intervention Techniques to Prevent Violence by Yvonne V. Thayer

Violence in Schools: The Texas Initiative by Christie Bourgeois with an introduction by former Texas Governor Ann W. Richards

A Community-Based Approach

Community Safety Zones: A Plan to Curb Urban Violence by William Glasser

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