Aim & Scope
From playground bullying to mass murder, the Journal of School Violence brings you the latest information on this difficult issue. This innovative journal tracks the causes, consequences, and costs of aggressive or violent behavior in children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. It presents up-to-date research, practice, and theory with a focus on prevention and intervention. The Journal of School Violence offers tested information on such urgent matters as threat assessment, hostage situations, stalking behavior, and teacher safety. For longer-range strategic planning, it features articles on social policy, staff training, and international and cross-cultural studies. This peer-reviewed journal helps administrators and policymakers plan effectively to ensure school security by considering issues of administration, assessment, and funding. Drawing on the expertise of eminent researchers and educational leaders worldwide, the Journal of School Violence features information derived from a variety of academic disciplines, including psychology, sociology, criminology, theology, education, political science, and the arts (including music and movies). Ongoing columns will include Internet resources and Web site reviews. The Journal of School Violence encompasses a wide variety of themes related to aggressive behavior, including: gender issues, including girl gangs and the role of masculinity in criminal behavior; preadolescent violence; successful interventions, including behavioral approaches and peer counseling; aftermath of violence; emotional violence, trauma, and abuse; self-esteem and violence; sexuality and violence. The Journal of School Violence addresses some of the leading concerns of educators, child psychologists, parents, and children themselves. Every year, violence at school causes untold anguish. The Journal of School Violence helps you cope with the looming threat and provides you with the information and tools you need to confront the challenges of this painful issue.
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