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NCJ Number: 170988 Find in a Library
Title: Influence of Child Abuse and Family Violence on Violence in the Schools (From Schools, Violence, and Society, P 79-97, 1996, Allan M Hoffman, ed. - See NCJ-170982)
Author(s): J J Haugaard; M M Feerick
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article explores whether being abused at home or witnessing violence in the home increases the likelihood that a child will be aggressive at school.
Abstract: The article begins with a discussion of several issues that are important when considering research on the association between home and school violence: the difficulty of defining child abuse and school violence unambiguously, problems with making causal links between child abuse and subsequent school violence, limitations imposed by samples available to researchers of child abuse, and the difficulty of distinguishing effects of child abuse from other family characteristics when examining children's aggressive behavior. Research is then reviewed regarding connections between school violence and physical abuse, child sexual abuse, and witnessing violence in the home. Explanations for the association between home and school violence are offered that focus on neurological factors, learning and social learning, the attachment perspective, and social development. 55 notes
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Aggression; Biological influences; Child abuse detection; Child Sexual Abuse; Child victims; Crime in schools; Crimes against children; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency research; Psychological research; Psychological theories; Public schools; School security; Social Learning; Students; Violence causes
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