Understanding and Preventing Campus Violence

Understanding and Preventing Campus Violence

by Michele A. Paludi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313348286

ISBN-13: 9780313348280

Pub. Date: 04/30/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The recent shootings at Virginia Tech brought issues surrounding campus violence to the forefront once again. But campuses have always had problems with stalking, sexual harassment, bullying, rape, robbery, burglary, and intimate partner violence, among other things. In fact, the incidence rates of campus violence are quite startling. For example, the incidence of

Overview

The recent shootings at Virginia Tech brought issues surrounding campus violence to the forefront once again. But campuses have always had problems with stalking, sexual harassment, bullying, rape, robbery, burglary, and intimate partner violence, among other things. In fact, the incidence rates of campus violence are quite startling. For example, the incidence of sexual harassment among undergraduate students ranges between 20 and 80 percent each year. Between 8 and 15 percent of college women say they have been raped. And battering occurs in up to a third of all couples in dating relationships in the U.S. Fortunately, there are solutions to the problem of campus violence. In Understanding and Preventing Campus Violence, Michele Paludi and a host of experts detail preventive procedures as well as methods to stay safer on campus.

In Understanding and Preventing Campus Violence, experts in law, HR/employment policy, psychology, criminal justice, and education offer sage, real-world advice to campus administrators, parents, students and employees on how to prevent and manage campus violence. It offers insights into the reasons behind violent acts, prevention techniques, methods students can use to protect themselves, and therapeutic techniques for the following types of violence: -Bullying -Sexual harassment -Cyberstalking and cyberharassment -Intimate partner violence -Rape -Homicide -Robberies and other violent crimes The book also addresses the legal responsibilities of schools, as well as the psychological fallout on people in the aftermath of violence. Featuring interviews with student-victims, and providing sample policies and training programs, Understanding and Preventing Campus Violence will help students learn to spot situations of potential violence, help teachers use classroom excercises to raise awareness and prevent future violence, and help college administrators and managers learn to safeguard the people and assets in their care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313348280
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Acknowledgments

Chapter One-Gendered Violence on Campus: Unpacking Bullying, Harassment, and Stalking-Jennifer L. Martin

Chapter Two-Bullying and Hazing: A Form of Campus Harassment-

Florence L. Denmark, Maria D. Klara, and Erika M.Baron

Chapter Three-Shots Heard Round the World: Campus Violence

and International Student Concerns-Presha E. Neidermeyer and Siri Terjesen

Chapter Four-The Impact of Campus Violence on College Students-Bethany L. Waits and Paula Lundberg-Love

Chapter Five-Anti-Violence Pedagogy: Strategies and Resources-

Jennifer L. Martin

Chapter Six-A Is for Activism: Classroom-Based Approaches to Preventing Campus Violence-Joan C. Chrisler and Mab Segrest

Chapter Seven-Stalking as a Form of Campus Violence: Case Studies-Janet Sigal

Chapter Eight-The Psychology of Women Course as a Catalyst

for Change for Campus Violence-Michele Paludi, Florence L. Denmark, and Darlene C. DeFour

Chapter Nine-Laws Affecting Postsecondary Institutions

Efforts to Prevent, Respond to, and Recover from Acts of Violence on Campus-Linda Gordon Howard

Chapter Ten-Sexual Harassment Education-Amy J. Ramson

Chapter Eleven-Sample Policies and Procedures for Preventing

and Dealing with Campus Violence-Michele Paludi, Carmen Paludi, Jr., and Maritza Santos

Chapter Twelve-Security on Campus: Our Mission Is Safer-

Campuses for Students-Jonathan M. Kassa

Chapter Thirteen-College Campus Violence Prevention: How

Background Investigations Can Have a Direct Impact-Mario Pecoraro, Jr.

Chapter Fourteen-Responding to Sexually Victimized College

Students-Connie Kirkland and Howard Kallem

Appendices-Dealing with and Preventing Campus Violence: Resources for Administrators, Students, Employees and Faculty

Appendix A-Advocacy Resources Dealing with Campus Violence-

Michele Paludi and Christa White

Appendix B-Campus Wide Educational Techniques-Betty Jean Uebrick, Gennette Hollander, Carrie Turco, Christa White, and Michele Paludi

Appendix C-Campus Security Recommendations for Administrators to Help Prevent and Deal with Violence-Jesse Middelkoop, John Gilhooley, Nicholas Ruepp, Raymond Polikoski, and Michele Paludi

Appendix D-Keeping Safe on College Campuses: Recommendations for Students-Michele Paludi

Index

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