Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence is the most comprehensive reference on this deeply unsettling topic ever undertaken. No other volume integrates as much information about the many types of crime and violence occurring in schools as well as the variety of responses and prevention efforts aimed at curbing it.
In a series of alphabetically organized entries, Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence looks at significant cases both at high schools and on college campuses, with coverage that includes professional and community responses, and theories as to why these events happened. Unlike other volumes that focus only on the most sensational events, the encyclopedia spans the full spectrum of school crime—not just the high profile cases like Columbine and Virginia Tech, but the insidious problems of theft, bullying, cybercrime, violence, sexual assault, and more. Coverage includes information on some cases outside the United States, as well as entries on the government agencies and other organizations dedicated to analyzing and eradicating school crime and violence.
- Comprises over 80 A–Z entries on types, incidents, theories, measurement, responses, and prevention of school crime and violence
- Presents contributions from more than 30 experts from various fields providing a multidisciplinary examination of the issue
- Offers a timeline of major incidents of school and campus violence
- Provides a list of further readings with each entry, plus a full bibliography of recommended books, journals, and websites at the end of each volume
- Includes a comprehensive index