Preventing Violence and Crime in America's Schools: From Put-Downs to Lock-Downs
- Publish Date: 2013-05-06
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: William L. Lassiter;Danya C. Perry
While major incidents like the shootings at Columbine or Virginia Tech grab headlines, everyday occurrences of bullying, harassment, and physical intimidation in schools regularly impact entire communities, driving children from public schools and destroying faith in public education. Preventing Violence and Crime in America's Schools: From Put-Downs to Lock-Down provides educators, parents, law enforcement officials, and other youth service professionals with a unique perspective on the topic of school violence, offering solutions to the problems that face all schools when it comes to the question of violence and safety.
William L. Lassiter and Danya C. Perry examine the specifics of school violence, opportunities to prevent and intervene, and the importance of planning for a crisis. While most other studies of school violence highlight research or practitioner viewpoints, this work balances insights gained through real-world experience with research on current best practices. The result is a fuller understanding of the problem that enables solutions.