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Editors: Furlong, Michael J. and Bates, Michael P. (University of California Santa Barbara); Smith, Douglas C. and Kingery, Paul M. (University of Hawaii, Manoa)
Book Description:
Violence and the threat of violence in schools are legitimate concerns for researchers and educators wishing to create safe and productive learning environments for all students. "Appraisal and Prediction of School Violence: Methods, Issues, and Contexts," edited by Michael Furlong, Michael Bates, Douglas Smith, and Paul Kingery, provides up-to-date information about best practices for understanding, predicting, and preventing violence on school campuses. In addition to providing in-depth coverage of approaches to assessing threats of violence in schools, the book covers important related topics such as bullying in schools, anger and hostility among students, discipline strategies, weapon possession, crisis preparation and response, and diversity and disability issues related to school safety. The book is essential reading for researchers, school administrators, counselors, psychologists, and other school personnel who are working to reduce the incidence of school violence in a manner that supports positive student development.

Table of Contents:
Introduction;

Ethical Considerations Regarding the Prediction of Violent Behavior in Schools;pp. 1-10
(Jill D. Sharkey et al., University of California, Santa Barbara)

Guidelines for Responding to Student Threats of Violence: Field Test of a Threat Assessment Approach;pp. 11-35
(Dewey Cornell et al., University of Virginia)

The Dallas Independent School District’s Threat Assessment Procedures: Summary of Findings after Four Years of Implementation;pp. 37-62
(Russell Van Dyke et al., Dallas Independent School District)

Threat Assessment, School Crisis Preparation, and School Crisis Response;pp. 63-82
(Shane R. Jimerson, University of California, Santa Barbara and Stephen E. Brock, California State University, Sacramento)

Disciplining Students with Disabilities: Rules and Regulations;pp. 83-109
(Kenneth Firling, George Washington University’s Hamilton Fish Institute)

School Discipline Indices and School Violence: An Imperfect Correspondence;pp. 111-133
(Gale M. Morrison, Michigan State University and Russell Skiba, Indiana University)

Safety, Diversity, and Disability: “Goodness of Fit” and the Complexities of the School Environment;pp. 135-163
(Peter E. Leone, University of Maryland and Matthew J. Mayer, Michigan State University)

What it Takes to Stop Bullying in Schools: An Examination of the Rationale and Effectiveness of School–Based Interventions;pp. 165-191 (Ken Rigby, University of South Australia)

The Accuracy of School and Non–School Risk Behaviors as Predictors of School Weapons Possession;pp. 193-214
(Michael J. Furlong et al., University of California Santa Barbara)

Best Practices in School–Based Assessment of Youth Anger and Hostility;pp. 215-251
(Douglas C. Smith et al., University of Hawaii, Manoa)

Improving the Accuracy of School Violence Surveys;pp. 253-266
Mark B. Coggeshall et al., Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.)

Examining the Incidence of Weapon Carrying in America’s Schools;pp. 267-284
Paul M. Kingery et al., University of Hawaii, Manoa)

Index.

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2004
   Pages: 7 x 10, 290pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-59454-041-7
   Status: AV
  
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