Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence by National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social

By National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Youth and Families Board on Children, Committee on Law and Justice, Brenda L. McLaughlin, Anthony A. Braga, Carol V. Petrie, Mark H. Moore

Presents the end result of the nationwide study Council's precise attempt to glean classes from six case reviews of deadly scholar violence. those are robust tales of oldsters and lecturers and bothered youths, offering the tragic complexity of the younger shooter's social and private situations in wealthy element.

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Young people in the county also occupied the attention of law enforcement, but more in terms of order maintenance than of crime control. Law enforcement officials reported that the main places where they had to deal with juvenile problems were the strip malls along the I-20/Georgia 138 corridor, where crowds of teens often gathered. These areas constitute the bulk of public space in the county. Besides being the location of commercial entertainment, such as movies and the bowling alley, their parking lots were frequently filled with crowds of young people just hanging out.

The case authors determined who to interview and what records to review, and each team independently arrived at the findings and conclusions in the individual case studies. Moreover, only the case authors had access to interview transcripts on which these cases are based. The authors were responsible for compliance with the protection for human subjects consistent with the institutional review boards approvals as described. 2 The Copycat Factor: Mental Illness, Guns, and the Shooting Incident at Heritage High School, Rockdale County, Georgia Mercer L.

Another reported group conflict was between some rednecks and black youths. In contrast to the general lack of group conflict, there were many reports of fights between individuals, over the usual issues of status, respect, and reputation. Very few of these disputes involved the discharge of firearms, but most of the youths we interviewed knew of incidents in which guns were brandished. Some had seen such events. A few could recount a dozen or more instances, others knew of four or five. One stated that he had someone pull a gun on him.

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