Preventing Violence and Crime in America’s Schools:
From Put-Downs to Lock-Downs
by William Lassiter & Danya Perry
From Amazon.com: Most U.S. schools face some form of disorder, with incidents of crime reported at 96 percent of high schools, 94 percent of middle schools, and 74 percent of primary schools. We know what works when it comes to prevention, yet we are inconsistent in applying methods that may help ward off such incidents.
Although it is major incidents like Columbine or Virginia Tech that grab the headlines, everyday occurrences of bullying, harassment, and physical intimidation in schools impact entire communities, driving kids out of public schools and destroying faith in public education. Preventing Violence and Crime in America’s Schools: From Put-Downs to Lock-Downs provides educators, parents, law enforcement officials, and other youth-serving professionals with a unique perspective on the topic of school violence. More important, it offers solutions to the problems facing all schools when it comes to violence and safety.
Two expert authors examine specifics relating to school violence, opportunities to prevent and intervene, and the importance of planning for a crisis. Most other books about school violence either highlight the research or highlight practitioner viewpoints. This revealing book presents both, balancing insights gained through real-world experiences with research on best practices. The result is a fuller understanding of the problem—understanding that will enable solutions.