Rampage School Shootings in USA

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The Crisis of School Violence: A New Perspective, by Marianna King, Michigan State University Press, Dec 2020, 342 pp.

The Crisis of School Violence is the only interdisciplinary book about school violence. It presents a broad and in-depth approach to the key questions about why bullying continues at an unprecedentedly high rate and why rampage school shootings continue to shock the nation.

Based on extensive research, The Crisis of School Violence investigates human nature and its relation to aggressive behavior, with a special focus on the culture of violence that predicates school violence (including rampage shootings) and perpetuates industries that profit from violence.

Marianna King presents the considerable psychological and neuroscientific research that investigates the effects of violent entertainment media on the brain and, subsequently, on behavior, which clearly reveals a causal connection between exposure to violent electronic entertainment media–especially violent video games–and increased aggressive and violent behavior.

The book also reveals a more specific connection between exposure to violent video games and rampage school shootings. Ultimately this volume is a call to action that includes recommendations for parents, teachers, decision makers, and citizens alike.

Editorial Review:

“Marianna King’s book is a must-read for anyone interested in the level of violence in American schools. This is not an opinion piece; it is grounded in research evidence. It also treats this important topic with the complexity it deserves, covering multiple risk factors for school violence. No single factor can account for violence in schools.”

— Brad J. Bushman, Professor of Communication and Margaret Hall and Robert Randal Rinehart Chair of Mass Communication, Ohio State University

About the Author:

Marianna King’s academic and other professional work focuses on violence and violence prevention. As an educator, she has worked with elementary school children in gang-active communities as well as university students, gang members, and other violent offenders. She also has published articles for the National School Boards Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Association for Middle Level Education, and the American School Counselor Association, among other organizations. Because of her groundbreaking work in violence prevention, she was honored with a New Mexico Woman of the Year award in 2000.

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One Response to “Rampage School Shootings in USA”

  1. No doubt, twenty-first century school will be for nonviolence provided universal peace education based on five elements in men women as cited above will be implemented in schools, because these elements are very prone to be unfolded integrally by way of perpetual knowledge and practice of these elements with their proper nourishment which enable them to be naturally nonviolent. Therefore Prof. Prasad advises to the governments to Implement Universal Peace Education Forthwith in their respective nations to Stop Violence in schools. And his advice is also that simultaneously universal peace education must also be for all types of teachers, viz. parents, teachers (class-room), preachers (religious), leaders (political) and rulers (in the states), bureaucrats, judges and lawyers, and other professionals to be acquainted with the universal peace education and to practice it perpetually throughout their lives to make it effective in classrooms to stop violence in schools. For more details, one may refer to::

    Implement Universal Peace Education Forthwith to Stop Violence in Schools
    By Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D.

    Victor Hugo once said, “One who opens a school closes a prison.”
    Twenty-first Century School for Nonviolence
    By Surya Nath Prasad, Ph.D.
    Presented at 7th World Congress of IAEWP
    At Saint Petersburg University of Pedagogical Art, Russia
    22-27, May 1994, and published in
    Journal of Indian Education, Vol. XX, No. 3, September 1994

    Shanti Shiksha: Siddhant Evam Vyavhar
    (Peace Education: Theory and Practice)
    By Surya Nath Prasad, Ph. D.
    Published By: Prakrit Bharati Academy, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, 2016

    A Video at UCN News Channel for
    Man-Making Peace Education
    By Prof. Surya Nath Prasad