Preventing School Shootings Persuasive Essay by cee-cee

Preventing School Shootings
An argument why even the best approaches may never eliminate school shootings.
# 115651 | 715 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper discusses adolescent bullying behavior and general personal and family-based psychological dysfunctions that often trigger violent acts. The paper further discusses how the sensational nature of shooting events contributes to the copycat phenomenon. The paper contends that more than other factors, the widespread availability of firearms in the United States results in more school shootings than would be possible if firearms were more difficult to acquire and more tightly regulated. The paper thus concludes that regardless of the sincerity of efforts directed at other contributory elements, failure to address gun control will handicap our ability to prevent school shootings.

School Bullying and Other Psychological Factors
Gun Control
Publicity and the Copycat Phenomenon

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Schwartz, Emma. The Right To Bear Arms; U.S. News & World Report (March 17, 2008) pp. 38-43.
  • USSS & USDOE (2002) Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide To Managing Threatening Situations and To Creating Safe School Climates. Washington, DC. Retrieved April 11, 2008 from: at_Assessment.pdf

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