© 2005

Violence in Schools

Cross-National and Cross-Cultural Perspectives

  • Florence L. Denmark
  • Herbert H. Krauss
  • Robert W. Wesner
  • Elizabeth Midlarsky
  • Uwe P. Gielen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Editors
    Pages 1-9
  3. Herbert H. Krauss
    Pages 11-35
  4. Elizabeth Midlarsky, Helen Marie Klain
    Pages 37-57
  5. June F. Chisholm, Alfred W. Ward
    Pages 59-74
  6. Roseanne L. Flores
    Pages 75-84
  7. Darlene C. DeFour
    Pages 85-99
  8. Beatrice J. Krauss, Herbert H. Krauss, Joanne O’Day, Kevin Rente
    Pages 101-118
  9. Takashi Naito, Uwe P. Gielen
    Pages 169-190
  10. Judith E. Papházy
    Pages 237-251
  11. Daniel A Krauss
    Pages 253-273
  12. Maram Hallak, Kathryn Quina, Charles Collyer
    Pages 275-292
  13. Melissa Laracuenta, Florence L. Denmark
    Pages 293-300
  14. The Editors
    Pages 301-305
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 307-326

About this book


During the 1940s, teachers were certain they had some grievous complaints about students’ behavior in school. Among these were excessive noise, littering, and gum chewing. More recently, teachers’ concerns have taken on a far more dire tone. Today, their focus is on the rape, robbery, and substance abuse incidents that occur in alarming numbers in their workplaces.

In recent years, the news on violent crime in our schools has often been devastating. And although school officials have begun taking measures to decrease the level of violence on their grounds (e.g., installing metal detectors, hiring guards to patrol hallways), the violence that continues to occur is often more lethal and no less troubling. To further understand and ameliorate the causes of violence among our children—especially at school—this book takes a comprehensive approach to addressing the issues.

Violence in Schools: Cross-National and Cross-Cultural Perspectives provides both a broad overview of violence in schools and offers specific descriptions of models that have been used successfully within school settings to prevent violent crime from occurring. For example, this volume:

Recognizes that violence on school grounds is a global problem that requires an international perspective to counteract.

Takes a broad view of what constitutes violence—that is, the focus is not only on physical assault, but the neglect and abusive behavior (e.g., racism, sexism, cultural discrimination and suppression) that contribute to its occurrence.

Explores the history of the phenomenon of school violence in order to effectively ameliorate its current condition.

Violence in Schools: Cross-National and Cross-Cultural Perspectives speaks with legitimate authority to scholars as well as to those on the frontlines in combating school violence, including school and counseling psychologists, school administrators, teachers and staff as well as concerned parents.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Florence L. Denmark
    • 1
  • Herbert H. Krauss
    • 1
  • Robert W. Wesner
    • 2
  • Elizabeth Midlarsky
    • 3
  • Uwe P. Gielen
    • 4
  1. 1.Pace UniversityNew York
  2. 2.Psychological Dimensions, Inc.New York
  3. 3.Columbia UniversityNew York
  4. 4.St. Francis CollegeBrooklyn

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Violence in Schools
  • Book Subtitle Cross-National and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • Editors Florence Denmark
    Uwe Gielen
    Herbert H. Krauss
    Elizabeth Midlarsky
    R. Wesner
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-23199-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3586-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-28811-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 326
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Child and School Psychology
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