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NCJ Number: 170560 Find in a Library
Title: School Violence: A Reference Handbook
Author(s): D L Kopka
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 193
Sponsoring Agency: ABC-Clio, Inc
Santa Barbara, CA 93116-1911
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87436-861-8
Sale Source: ABC-Clio, Inc
P.O. Box 1911
130 Cremona Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93116-1911
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume examines the nature and extent of violence in schools and discusses strategies and programs to address and prevent it.
Abstract: The discussion covers the sources of data on school violence, statistical data on trends, and national opinion on school violence. It also examines theories of violence causes and describes potential risk factors, including physiological risk factors, socioeconomic risk factors, the availability of handguns, gang membership, alcohol and other drug use and abuse, and violence in the media. Federal regulations targeting school violence and the nature and outcomes of school violence prevention efforts are also discussed. The text also discusses educational, technological, and regulatory approaches at the State and Federal levels; the biographies of individuals who have studied or worked to eliminate school violence; and organizations, conferences, and training aimed at controlling and preventing school violence. Glossary; index; and annotated lists of print resources, online services, World Wide Web sites, films, videotapes, and telephone line (Publisher summary modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Juvenile gun ownership; School discipline; School security; Violence causes; Violence prevention
Note: From ABC-Clio's Contemporary World Book Series
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