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NCJ Number: 147942 Find in a Library
Editor(s): L C Whitaker; J W Pollard
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 325
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56024-568-9
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Campus violence is becoming a topic of major concern, especially within the broader societal context of violence and higher rates of youth murder and suicide, and this volume looks at causes and cures of such violence.
Abstract: The volume's first four chapters address broad issues in campus violence by conceptualizing violence; discussing administrative perspectives and the commercial promotion of campus violence; and examining the destructive link between alcohol, other drugs, and morbidity. Subsequent chapters look at the pressures on and limitations of college counselors and psychotherapists who deal with disruptive students, specific kinds of violence (urban crime, racism, and violence toward lesbian and gay students), and male perpetrators of campus violence. Final chapters describe actual campus tragedies involving murders and how these tragedies were handled, along with the nature of resistance to reducing campus violence. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Campus Security; Crime in schools; Criminology; Female victims; Higher education; Murder; Students; Violence prevention
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