ERIC Number: EJ1031998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Direct Bullying: Criminal Act or Mimicking What Has Been Learned?
Education, v133 n4 p448-450 Sum 2013
Bullying has been around for ages, but in the past decade it has been in the spotlight because of suicidal deaths and a push for legislation to put these bullies behind bars. Numerous national surveys report that a large percentage of bullying in schools is a form of direct bullying. Recently all but one state has now enacted harsher anti-bullying laws with zero tolerance policies in school districts. There is no doubt that bullying is occurring and changes need to be made, but do the bullies belong in jail or are they just mimicking behaviors they have learned?
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Legislation, Zero Tolerance Policy, Educational Environment, Imitation, Crime, Aggression, Behavior Problems, Research Needs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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