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School Violence, the Media, and Criminal Justice Responses


Kimberly A. McCabe and Gregory M. Martin

The problem remains: students in schools across the United States are not only bullying each other but are killing each other. This book provides a foundation for the study of school violence, beginning with an analysis of the shootings at Columbine and going on to discuss all forms of aggression in schools. The authors provide a history of school violence in America, theories to explain bullying, and teachers' perceptions of this violence – and suggest ways that teachers and other school personnel can predict, control, and prevent outbursts of violence. Also included are discussions on the effects of the media on school violence, as well as the criminal justice system’s responses.
This book is an excellent resource for courses in criminal justice, teacher education, and all youth workers and counselors in schools and the community.