Responding to school violence : confronting the Columbine effect
- Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner Publishers, .
- Physical description
- x, 294 pages ; 24 cm
LB3013.32 .R47 2014
- Unknown LB3013.32 .R47 2014
- Muschert, Glenn W.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-268) and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- Why do so many school antiviolence programmes backfire? And why do policymakers keep making the same mistakes? The authors of Responding to School Violence examine the pervasive rise of school security measures since the Columbine shootings, highlighting the unintended consequences of policymaking too often shaped by fear and sensationalism. Probing an array of now ubiquitous tactics and programmes--metal detectors, police patrols, zero tolerance policies, and more--the authors show how increasingly punitive schoolhouse dynamics negatively affect student safety and even educational experiences. They also share lessons from past mistakes and identify workable, comprehensive approaches for addressing a recurrent social problem.
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- Publication date
- edited by Glenn W. Muschert, Stuart Henry, Nicole L. Bracy, and Anthony A. Peguero.