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Violence in America's schools : understanding, prevention, and responses

Author: R Murray Thomas
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The problem of violence in schools has not gone away despite radical reductions in violent crimes throughout the country over the last decade. Students continue to harass, haze, and harm each other in a variety of ways, disrupting classrooms and entire schools. In the wake of the Columbine massacre, many focused on the worst kind of school violence: deadly assaults with dangerous weapons. But other forms of violence  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Murray Thomas
ISBN: 1578867096 9781578867097 0275993299 9780275993290
OCLC Number: 266915800
Notes: Originally published: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2006.
Description: 258 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Varieties of school violence --
Deadly weapons --
Threats of violence --
Fighting --
Child abuse and neglect --
Sexual abuse --
Bullying and hazing --
Vandalism --
Theft --
Disruptive behavior --
Planning treatments.
Responsibility: R. Murray Thomas.

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The problem of violence in schools has not gone away despite radical reductions in violent crimes throughout the country. This work provides a foundation for understanding why the violence occurs,  Read more...

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