Critical Examinations of School Violence and Disturbance in K-12 Education

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Crews, Gordon A.
IGI Global, Feb 2, 2016 - Education - 322 pages

In recent years, a rise in incidents of juvenile delinquency and violence in American schools has led to increasing concern among school administrators, students, parents, and the general public. The frequency of these cases calls into question issues of safety, risk factors, and prevention strategies within the modern school system.

Critical Examination of School Violence and Disturbance in K-12 Education is an authoritative reference source for the latest research on youth violence in schools, offering a thorough analysis of contributing factors to such incidents and possible solutions to prevent future occurrences. Highlighting relevant issues on zero tolerance policies, historical perspectives, and preventive actions, this book is ideally designed for school administrators, law enforcement, teachers, and researchers actively working in educational environments.

 

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Contents

Perspectives on the Current Issues in K12 Education
38
Perspectives on Individual Groups
83
Impact of Zero Tolerance Policies
133
Perspectives on Possible Solutions
183
Compilation of References
275
About the Contributors
316
Index
321
Optional Back Ad
323
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Gordon A. Crews is Dean and Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology in the School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences at Tiffin University (OH). Prior to this position he was a Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Prior to teaching, Dr. Crews worked in law enforcement (in South Carolina at Richland Country Sheriff’s Department and University of South Carolina Police Department and in Georgia at Floyd Country Sheriff’s Department/Mount Berry College Police Department) as a bloodhound/narcotics k-9 officer & trainer, field-training officer, and criminal investigator (crimes against persons/sexual assault); in corrections as a training and accreditation manager; and in insurance fraud as a private licensed investigator. Dr. Crews has also appeared as a consultant on national and international programming such as CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360?, The Abrams Report, Nancy Grace, Gloria Van Susteren, African National Television, and Due Diligence on Voice of Russia Radio Network. [Editor]

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