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

Author: R Murray Thomas
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006.
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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 even whole 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
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Thomas, R. Murray (Robert Murray), 1921-
Violence in America's schools.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006
(OCoLC)607840569
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Murray Thomas
ISBN: 0275993299 9780275993290
OCLC Number: 70830961
Description: 258 p. ; 25 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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"Pyschologist Thomas catalogs the escalation in violence that plagues schools today, from fighting to child abuse, vandalism to bullying, disruptive behavior, and threat with deadly weapons. He Read more...

 
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