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School Shootings

International Research, Case Studies, and Concepts for Prevention

  • Presents an interdiscliplinary view of school shootings, highlighting both complementary opinions and controversies

  • Examines the response to and influence on school shootings by the media

  • Presents new strategies for prevention and intervention.

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. School Shootings: Conceptual Framework and International Empirical Trends

    • Nils Böckler, Thorsten Seeger, Peter Sitzer, Wilhelm Heitmeyer
    Pages 1-24
  3. Theories, Models and Empirical Findings

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 25-25
  4. Theories, models and empirical findings

    1. Social Disintegration, Loss of Control, and School Shootings

      • Wilhelm Heitmeyer, Nils Böckler, Thorsten Seeger
      Pages 27-54
  5. Case Studies and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-157
  6. Media Reporting and Media Effects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 263-263
  7. Media reporting and media effects

    1. School Shootings as Mediatized Violence

      • Glenn W. Muschert
      Pages 265-281
  8. Prevention and Intervention Concepts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 341-341
  9. Prevention and intervention concepts

    1. International Perspectives on Prevention and Intervention in School Shootings

      • Rebecca Bondü, Herbert Scheithauer, Vincenz Leuschner, Dewey G. Cornell
      Pages 343-362

About this book

The expert research of School Shootings: International Research, Case Studies, and Concepts for Prevention goes beyond simple "violent teen culture creates violent students" constructs to present current theories and findings, a diverse range of case studies, and examples of successful prevention programs. (Instructive cases that fall outside the general template, such as an early female shooter and a Samurai sword attack, are also included for additional insights.) Contributors from a variety of disciplines thoughtfully explore the role of media in conceptualizing school shootings and shooters for the public, the social nuances of "cool kids" versus outsiders, and the construction of male socialization for multifaceted coverage of this growing phenomenon. Among the featured topics:

 

  • The relevance of fantasy in school shootings.
  • Thirty-five school shootings: trends, patterns, typology.
  • Legitimated adolescent violence: lessons from Columbine.
  • School shooters and their followers on the Web.
  • The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines: a science-based prevention strategy.
  • School-level crisis management when a shooting incident occurs.

 

A groundbreaking work that opens up possibilities for future studies and interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration, School Shootings is imperative reading for researchers in criminology and criminal justice, especially with an interest in lifecourse studies and violence prevention/intervention. It will also be of considerable interest to researchers in youth-related fields, including child and school psychology, and education.

Keywords

  • Causes of school shootings
  • Empirical studies on school shootings
  • Juvenile violence and homicide
  • Prevention of school shootings
  • Risk assessment methods
  • School shootings case studies
  • School violence
  • Social Disintegration and school violence
  • Violence and media

Reviews

From the reviews:

“School Shootings: International Research, Case Studies, and Concepts for Prevention represents an important contribution to the emerging field of research on school rampage shootings, a field that draws from expertise in criminology, psychology, sociology, and media studies. … The volume fills a unique niche and provides a rich foundation for this emerging area of study. This is a book for specialists in this research area as well as for practitioners focused on attenuating risk factors.” (Kellina M. Craig-Henderson, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 58 (24), June, 2013)

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

    Nils Böckler

  • Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

    Thorsten Seeger

  • University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

    Peter Sitzer

  • Inst. Interdisziplinäre Konflikt- und, Gewaltforschung, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

    Wilhelm Heitmeyer

About the editors

Nils Böckler is a member of the graduate college Group-focused Enmity which is founded by the German National Science Foundation and associated with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence at Bielefeld University. In his PhD-project (science of education) he deals with patterns of online-hate and online-radicalization with a main focus on juveniles.

Thorsten Seeger is a member of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence at Bielefeld University. From a background of educational science his main scholarly interests lie in the fields of traumatic childhood experiences, attachment theory, socialization, and violence research. He deepened his knowledge in psychoanalytic ideas and methods during a study stay at the University of Vienna.

Dr. Peter Sitzer has studied science of education at Bielefeld University. Since 2002 he is member of the Faculty of Educational Science at the Bielefeld University. His main research interests are theories of socialization, youth violence, right-wing extremism, media and violence, and cyber bullying.

Wilhelm Heitmeyer is professor of socialization and director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence at Bielefeld University. His research interests concentrate on violence, social disintegration, right-wing extremism, and ethnic-cultural conflicts. He is editor of the International Handbook of Violence Research (co-edited with John Hagan), and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Conflict and Violence (with D. Massey et al.).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: School Shootings

  • Book Subtitle: International Research, Case Studies, and Concepts for Prevention

  • Editors: Nils Böckler, Thorsten Seeger, Peter Sitzer, Wilhelm Heitmeyer

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5526-4

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4614-5525-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4899-9506-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4614-5526-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 544

  • Topics: Criminology, School Psychology, Health Sciences, Community Psychology

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-4614-5526-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)