Schools, Violence, and Society

Schools, Violence, and Society

by Allan M. Hoffman, Allan M. Hoffman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275955060

ISBN-13: 9780275955069

Pub. Date: 05/23/1996

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 nation…  See more details below

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 policy makers 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 aspects 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:
9780275955069
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/23/1996
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.77(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Violence in the Classroom: A Teacher's Perspective3
2Weapon-Carrying in Schools21
3The Anatomy of Gangs33
4Gangs and School Safety45
5Media and Television Violence: Effects on Violence, Aggression, and Antisocial Behaviors in Children61
6The Influence of Child Abuse and Family Violence on Violence in the Schools79
7Critical Decisions, Critical Elements in an Effective School Security Program101
8Legal and Policy Issues of School Violence123
9Safe Schools for All135
10Communities, Schools, and Violence153
11From Fight or Flight to Collaboration: A Framework for Understanding Individual and Institutional Development in the School163
12Learning to Care and to Be Cared For185
13Victims of Violence: Helping Kids Cope199
14NEA's Perspective and Policies on Violence in Schools225
15Waging Peace in Our Schools: The Resolving Conflict Creatively Program241
16Strategies to Reduce School Violence: The New Mexico Center for Dispute Resolution253
17The New York City Board of Education and Violence Prevention265
18The Virginia Model: School to Community Intervention Techniques to Prevent Violence275
19Violence in Schools: The Texas Initiative297
20Community Safety Zones: A Plan to Curb Urban Violence321
Selected Bibliography333
Name Index339
Subject Index343
About the Contributors351

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