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School Safety in the United States: A Reasoned Look at the Rhetoric.


School Safety in the United States: A Reasoned Look at the Rhetoric

David C. May

Carolina Academic Press


241 pages



Admitting that pubic and private schools have crime and criminals in them and that unsafe actions occur at them, sociologist May argues that schools are the safest place for some kids during the school year because it keeps them away from abusive caretakers, gangs, drugs, and other criminogenic role models and peers. He analyzes a variety of topics in the area of school safety from a scholarly perspective, making each chapter independent so instructors can pick which issues are most relevant for their courses. His topics include whether kids are more at risk now than 40 years ago, whether parental aggression against teachers is a new threat or an old myth, fear of crime in schools, evaluating the effectiveness of a bullying prevention program, whether school resource officers can be effective tools, and school-level crisis response planning. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Date:Feb 1, 2015
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