School Violence Research Paper by Champ

School Violence
This paper explores the policies and schemes for avoiding and dealing with violence in schools.
# 98827 | 2,889 words | 96 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 18, 2007 in Education (Administration) , Education (Social Issues)

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The paper discusses how education boards and school administrators have been forced to take serious notice of school violence and to come up with effective violence prevention schemes and policies. The paper examines three types of schemes that are introduced in schools; a higher level of security, desired reprimands for acts of violence and courses or programs introduced as violence prevention steps. The paper emphasizes the need for future researchers to include all dimensions of school violence so that school administrators are given a clear picture of the structure that needs to be adopted in order to execute successful violence prevention measures.

Literature Review
Success of Prevention Strategies

From the Paper:

"Violence has existed in the American society for as along as anyone can remember; correspondingly, so have the efforts to block, and eradicate violence. The most common acts of violence are domestic and youth violence, child abuse and violence that is restricted within the vicinity of the school (Asen, 2002; Gil, 1990; Madanes, 1990; Rivett and Rees, 2004; Serra, 1993; Trepper and Barrett, 1989; Vetere and Cooper, 2004). Amongst these, the one that causes wide-ranging destructive force is the violence that springs up in school. One good example to illustrate this would be the massive impact school violence had in the cities of Columbine and Santee in America. Of course, the most consistent form of school violence is that of bullying, hostile aggression and coercion."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alexander, J. F. and Parsons, B. V. (1982) Functional Family Therapy: Principles and Procedures. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
  • Altman, B. Eileen (1996) Peacing It Together: A Violence Prevention Resource for Illinois Schools. 2d ed. Chicago: Illinois Council for Prevention of Violence.
  • American Federation of Teachers (1995+/-96) ''Elements of an Effective Discipline Strategy,'' American Educator 19(4):24+/-27.
  • Asarnow, Howard J. Markman, Sharon L. Ramey, Myrna B. Shure, and Beverly Long (1993) "The Science of Prevention: A Conceptual Framework and Some Directions for a National Research Program." American Psychologist 48:1013+/-1022.
  • Asen, E. (2002) Multiple family therapy: an overview. Journal of Family Therapy, 24: 3-16.

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