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Frisby, Craig L.; Kim, Se-Kang; Wolfmeyer, Mary Anne – Journal of School Violence, 2005
Focus group methods for studying opinions and perceptions of school violence are effective for understanding differences among individuals, but cannot report these differences in a concise manner. Traditional quantitative methods for analyzing data from school violence perception surveys allow for the concise reporting of data, but cannot…
Descriptors: Weapons, Emotional Problems, Violence, Public School Teachers
Spitzer, Robert J. – American Educator, 1999
Explores the debate over gun ownership and gun control in the United States, focusing on the historic place of guns in U.S. society. The current national mood is more receptive than ever to restricting and regulating adolescent access to guns in light of recent school shootings. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Gun Control, Guns, Prevention
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Mertz, Gayle; Mertz, David – Update on Law-Related Education, 1995
Presents an outline for a student-run forum on a proposed federal gun control amendment. Procedures include mandatory reading assignments and researching the issue. Students role-play fictional representative characters and later facilitate discussions. Concludes with a vote on the amendment. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Court Role
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Lester, David; Murrell, Mary E. – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 1982
Examined state gun control laws and used a multidimensional scaling technique to study the relationship of strictness and death rates. Results showed states with stricter laws had lower suicide rates by firearms but higher rates by other means. No effect on homicide was found. (JAC)
Descriptors: Etiology, Gun Control, Laws, Prevention
Harrington-Lueker, Donna – American School Board Journal, 1992
The number of students killed or injured by gunfire while at schools is increasing. The National Rifle Association, the nation's powerful gun lobby, has a gun safety program; however, children's advocates say stricter gun-control laws are necessary. Briefly cites 24 gun incidents and describes 4 semiautomatic pistols that were among the firearms…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gun Control, Guns, Prevention
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McDowall, David; Loftin, Colin – American Journal of Sociology, 1983
Law confidence in collective security contributes to the need for and the resistance to gun control policies. Time-series data on legal gun demand in Detroit from 1951 to 1977 are consistent with a model in which individuals respond to high violent crime rates, civil disorders, and police strength. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Civil Disobedience, Crime, Gun Control, Guns
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Reynolds, Christopher – Public Relations Review, 1997
Examines the rise and fall of media coverage of the issues of gun control and political conflict in Australia after an incident of mass murder in April 1996. Aims to reveal the issue management process that occurred and the hidden agendas that motivated the political and media activity. Demonstrates the media's role in the creation of issue…
Descriptors: Agenda Setting, Foreign Countries, Gun Control, Guns
Curriculum Review, 1979
Reviews 11 series, texts, supplements, kits, and professional references for law instruction, including civil and criminal law, the Bill of Rights, and controversial legal issues: arson, gun control, capital punishment, and euthanasia. While all grade levels are covered, the emphasis is on secondary-level materials. (SJL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Book Reviews, Civics, Criminal Law
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Anderson, James F.; Dyson, Laronistine; Grandison, Terry – Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 1998
Traumatic spinal cord injuries resulting from criminal violence is a growing public health concern. Citing the criminal justice system's failure to reduce violence and the costs of treating injuries, a public health-education approach is advocated. Approaches to prevention, gun control, and a comprehensive family policy are discussed. (Author/EMK)
Descriptors: Costs, Crime Prevention, Economic Impact, Health Education
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Sembor, Edward C. – Social Education, 1997
Profiles a videoconference that brought together two seventh-grade classes in Connecticut. Over several days, white, middle-class, rural students discussed topical issues with urban black students. Topics raised included diversity, politics, gun control and local issues. Includes students' responses to the program. (MJP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Cultural Pluralism, Democratic Values
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, Washington, DC. – 2000
An April 2000 telephone survey queried a nationwide sample of 1,000 adults, including 283 parents of children ages 5 to 17 years, concerning school violence and other issues in the news. The vast majority of those surveyed said they believe it is the responsibility of parents to ensure that school shootings, such as occurred at Columbine High…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Elementary Secondary Education, Gun Control, Legislation
Browne, Jeffrey C.; Van Dunk, Emily; Perloff, William H. – 2003
Noting that in Wisconsin, 146 children have died as a result of gunfire in the preceding 5 years [1996-2000], this report provides a detailed look at the issue of handgun safety from the perspective of citizens living in Wisconsin. Participating in the state-wide telephone interviews were 600 adult residents representative of the adult state…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Children, Gun Control, Guns
Duker, Laurie, Ed. – 1994
Minimal federal regulations on firearm sales have facilitated the proliferation of guns, gun owners, and gun dealers in the United States. This fact sheet offers data on the growing number of firearm dealers, the relative ease of obtaining and keeping a license to sell guns from the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, the lack of…
Descriptors: Certification, Crime, Federal Legislation, Gun Control
Duker, Laurie, Ed. – 1994
Children are at risk of being killed or injured by a gun if their parents own a gun because many guns obtained for self-defense are kept loaded and within reach of children. This brief fact sheet presents statistical information relating to accidental deaths involving young people and firearms. Safety measures are suggested for preventing…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adolescents, Children, Gun Control
Callahan, Tim; Felton, Randall – 1980
Social studies teachers can involve their students in an issues-oriented curriculum by using the least expensive, least threatening medium available, the newspaper. The newspaper's stock in trade is the relevant, timely issue--just what is missing from all too many social studies classrooms. In dealing with issues in social studies classrooms,…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Newspapers
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