Handbook of Research on School Violence in American K-12 Education

Handbook of Research on School Violence in American K-12 Education

Gordon A. Crews (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA)
Release Date: October, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 610
ISBN13: 9781522562467|ISBN10: 152256246X|EISBN13: 9781522562474|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6246-7


In recent years, the United States has seen a vast increase in bloodshed stemming from violence within the education system. Understanding the underlying factors behind these atrocities may be the first step in preventing more brutality in the future.

The Handbook of Research on School Violence in American K-12 Education provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of the phenomena of school violence through the lens of social science and humanities perspectives. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as preventative measures, cyberbullying, minority issues, risk factors, and dealing with the traumatic aftermath of such events, this book is ideally designed for researchers, students, psychologists, sociologists, teachers, law enforcement, school counselors, policymakers, and administrators seeking current research on the interconnectedness between families, schools, bullying, and subsequent violence.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Counseling
  • Cyberbullying
  • Family Dynamics
  • Impacted Groups
  • Juvenile Theories
  • Mass Violence
  • Minority Issues
  • Perpetrator Characteristics
  • Prevention Strategies
  • Risk Factors
  • Stereotyping and Misconceptions

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Gordon A. Crews, Ph.D., is Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley (TX). He is also the President of the Veritas Consulting Group (WV). Prior to this position, he was Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology and Founder of the Center for Justice and Social Research at Tiffin University (OH). He earned a Ph.D. in Education/Criminal Justice, a Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and Master of Criminal Justice, from the University of South Carolina (SC). Prior to teaching, Dr. Crews worked in law enforcement as a bloodhound/narcotics k-9 officer & trainer, field-training officer, and criminal investigator; in corrections as a training and accreditation manager; and in insurance fraud as a private licensed investigator. His publications include refereed journal articles and book chapters dealing with juvenile and school violence, Occult/Satanic involvement and youth, and various law enforcement and correctional issues. Dr. Crews has also appeared as a consultant on national and international programming such as CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper 360?, The Abrams Report, Nancy Grace, Gloria Van Susteren, African National Television, and Due Diligence on Voice of Russia Radio Network.