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ERIC Number: ED472495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 401
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-309-08412-1
Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence.
Moore, Mark H., Ed.; Petrie, Carol V., Ed.; Braga, Anthony A., Ed.; McLaughlin, Brenda L., Ed.
This collection of papers is the outcome of the National Academies' effort to glean information from six different case studies of student-perpetrated school shootings. Part 1, "Case Studies of Lethal School Violence," includes: "The Copycat Factor: Mental Illness, Guns, and the Shooting Incident at Heritage High School, Rockdale County, Georgia" (Mercer L. Sullivan and Rob T. Guerette); "Bad Things Happen in Good Communities: The Rampage Shooting in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, and Its Aftermath" (William DeJong, Joel C. Epstein, and Thomas E. Hart); "A Deadly Partnership: Lethal Violence in an Arkansas Middle School" (Cybelle Fox, Wendy D. Roth, and Katherine Newman); "No Exit: Mental Illness, Marginality, and School Violence in West Paducah, Kentucky" (David Harding, Jal Mehta, and Katherine Newman); "Shooting at Tilden High: Causes and Consequences" (John Hagan, Paul Hirschfield, and Carla Shedd); "What Did Ian Tell God?: School Violence in East New York" (Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Gina Arias, Moises Nunez, Ericka Phillips, Peter McFarlane, Rodrick Wallace, and Robert E. Fullilove III); and "A Cross-Case Analysis." Part 2, "Understanding and Preventing Lethal School Violence," includes "Lethal School Violence in Statistical Context,""Literature Review," and "Response Strategies: Observations on Causes, Interventions, and Research." Two appendices are: "Case Study Methodology and the Study of Rare Events of Extreme Youth Violence: A Multilevel Framework for Discovery" (Mercer L. Sullivan and Mindy Thompson Fullilove) and "Biographical Sketches." (Contains 104 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Georgia; Illinois (Chicago); Kentucky; New York (New York); Pennsylvania