School Violence: Causes, Prevention and Safety Measures


Wesley R. Brown (Editor)

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC051000

School violence is defined as the threat or use of force with the intention of causing harm, either at school or during school-related activities. Every year millions of K-12 students experience hostile behaviors including bullying, hate speech, and hate crimes while in school. Hostile behaviors in schools can negatively affect K-12 students’ short- and long-term mental health, education, income, and overall well-being. In recent years, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice have issued reminders to schools about their obligations to address harassment and discrimination. School-based prevention and intervention programs are designed to address a variety of issues faced by youth today, both within and outside of schools.


Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Causes and Consequences of School Violence: A Review
Jillian J. Turanovic and Sonja E. Siennick

Chapter 2. Students’ Experiences with Bullying, Hate Speech, Hate Crimes, and Victimization in Schools
United States Government Accountability Office
Report to the Chairman, Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives

Chapter 3. Mitigating the Threat of School Violence as the U.S. “Returns to Normal” from the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Chapter 4. Five Things about School-Based Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs
National Institute of Justice

Chapter 5. School Policing Programs: Where We Have Been and Where We Need to Go Next
Joseph M. McKenna and Anthony Petrosino

Chapter 6. Federal Support for School Safety and Security
Kyrie E. Dragoo, Nathan James, Johnathan H. Duff, Shawn Reese and Alexandra Hegji

Chapter 7. Department of Education Support for School Safety Initiatives
Kyrie E. Dragoo and Rebecca R. Skinner

Chapter 8. Department of Homeland Security Resources for School Security and Safety
Shawn Reese and Jared C. Nagel

Chapter 9. School Safety and Target Hardening
Nathan James


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