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Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. – 1996
This report discusses a wide array of violence prevention strategies used across the United States, ranging from school-based prevention to gun market interception. Relevant research, evaluation, and legislation are included to ground these programs and provide a context for their successful implementation. The first section of the report is an…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Gun Control, Guns, Legislation
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Hill, Ronald Paul – Advancing the Consumer Interest, 1994
Examines the public policy issue of handgun control from a consumer perspective. Summarizes and analyzes research that investigates attitudes toward and use of handguns. Offers recommendations that are consumer based and attempt to balance the needs of gun owners with the interests of society. (JOW)
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Crime, Federal Legislation, Gun Control
Russo, Charles J. – West's Education Law Quarterly, 1995
In "United States v.Lopez," a highly fractured United States Supreme Court, in a five-to-four ruling that generated six different opinions, affirmed that Congress had exceeded its authority in adopting the Gun-Free School Zones Act. Provides an in-depth examination of the Court's ruling and concludes with an analysis of the legal issues…
Descriptors: Court Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Courts, Federal Legislation
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Moore, Mark P. – Communication Quarterly, 1994
Identifies and discusses divergent synecdochal representations of the handgun as vital to both the construction and maintenance of competing social realities (handgun as threatened liberty and handgun as threatened life) in the debate over the Brady Bill. Demonstrates how such representations serve as divergent rhetorical constructs for competing…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Discourse Analysis, Federal Legislation, Gun Control
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Williams, J. Sherwood; McGrath, John H., III – Journal of Communication, 1976
Descriptors: Gun Control, Literature Reviews, Social Attitudes, Social Behavior
Vann, Alan S. – Principal, 1998
Describes community reaction to an elementary school principal's decision to suspend a boy for brandishing an unloaded pellet gun at a classmate. The aftermath stretched out for six months, and both the unabashed perpetrator and his traumatized victim transferred to other schools. Alternative crisis-management strategies are offered. (MLH)
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Gun Control
Glick, Susan; Sugarmann, Josh – 1997
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has developed its Eddie Eagle program as a school-based curriculum that claims to teach gun safety to children in preschool through grade six. The program uses a four-part message for children to follow when they see a gun, admonishing them to stop, not touch it, leave the area, and tell an adult. The NRA has…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. – 1994
Data show that gangs, drugs, and random murders are becoming staples in the lives of U.S. children. Every major U.S. city is facing a deadly gang problem, exemplified by drive-by shootings and teenagers brandishing assault weapons. This document presents witness testimony, prepared statements, and panel discussions that examine the problem of gang…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Crime Prevention, Delinquency Prevention, Gun Control
Congress of the U. S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution. – 1995
The first of several hearings on the Gun Violence Prevention Act of 1994 introduced and discussed the Act as comprehensive legislation to address gun violence through six discrete initiatives: (1) handgun licensing; (2) prohibition of firearms possession by persons convicted of violent misdemeanors; (3) regulation of gun dealers; (4) limitation of…
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Safety, Crime, Federal Legislation
McEvoy, Alan, Ed. – School Intervention Report, 1996
This document contains two issues of a journal on reducing youth gun violence, reprinted from a report by the U.S. Department of Justice. The first issue, part one, provides an overview of programs and initiatives. The second issue, part two, describes prevention and intervention programs. To reduce violence and build healthy communities requires…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Delinquency, Disadvantaged Youth, Drug Abuse
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Wright, James D.; And Others – Society, 1992
Studies firearms behaviors among 835 criminally active male, mostly urban, youth and 1,653 male and female innercity high school students in 4 states. It is evident that the large urban environment encourages youth to be armed and that enforcement activities alone will not be enough to alleviate the problem. (SLD)
Descriptors: Criminals, Delinquency, Disadvantaged Youth, Females
Natale, Jo Anna – American School Board Journal, 1994
Responses to youth violence include intervention programs to teach children alternative skills for solving problems and to challenge superficial beliefs about the glories of violence. Children on a destructive path need someone they can trust who will guide them. Lists 29 measures in response to school violence and the percentage of school…
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Development, Behavior Standards, Child Development
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Poland, Scott – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1998
School violence has been linked to youth not recognizing the finality of death, extreme violence portrayed in the media, availability of guns, student reluctance to "tell," and lack of curriculum that teaches children anger management and problem-solving skills. Recommendations include making prevention programs a priority and…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Gun Control
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Doane, Catherine – Educational Leadership, 1993
Suburban Chicago middle school teachers designed a month-long unit to foster global education, guided by research on integrated, self-selected, and collaborative learning strategies. Teachers initiated brainstorming activities, grouped students by interest, and demonstrated how to be investigative researchers, informative writers, effective…
Descriptors: Brainstorming, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Global Approach
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Becker, Thomas M.; And Others – American Journal of Public Health, 1993
Describes a statewide childhood gun safety program in New Mexico aimed at reducing the availability of loaded guns at home. Focusing on increasing safety awareness of communities, health care professionals, parents, and gun owners, the program will be continued with a new three-year funding grant. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accidents, Child Health, Child Safety, Children
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