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Contents List of Figures and Tables vi Preface vii 1 The fear of school violence: An overview 1 2 Are our schools safe? From juvenile crime 11 to school violence 3 What caused the school shootings? 25 4 How many guns in our schools? 51 5 What can we do about bullying? 77 6 Are we teaching our kids to kill? 97 7 Does prevention work? 123 8 What doesn't work? 145 9 How can we deal with student threats? 163 10 What do our schools need? 187 References 213 Index 241<><>#<><>Figures and Tables Figure 2-1 Locations of serious crimes 19 in Virginia 2004 Figure 2-2 Locations of violent crimes 21 in the United States 2003 Figure 2-3 Selected causes of death 1999 22 Figure 3-1 Student-perpetuated homicide 30 incidents at school Figure 4-1 Weapons used in juvenile homicides 54 Table 6-1 Is there a scientific consensus on the 112 impact of entertainment violence? Table 6-2 What do the skeptics say? 114 Figure 9-1 Threat assessment decision tree 179 Figure 9-2 Threats reported at each grade level 182 Figure 9-3 Types of student threats 184 Figure 10-1 Comprehensive model for violence 211
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Bullying in schools -- Prevention.
Aggressiveness in children.