School Safety

School Safety

by Greenhaven Press




Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737775266
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 01/15/2016
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Are Schools Safe?

Chapter Preface 19

1 Schools Are Safe Places Dewey Cornell 21

2 Public Schools Are Fundamentally Unsafe Rick David 30

3 Bullying Means Schools Are Not Safe Kristina Chew 35

4 Bullying in Schools Is Declining David Finkelhor 40

5 Government Plan to Stop School Shootings: Monitor Homeschoolers Selwyn Duke 49

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 56

Chapter 2 Can Better Gun Policy Make Schools Safer?

Chapter Preface 58

1 Gun Control Can Prevent School Shootings Matt Bennett 60

2 Gun Control Won't Prevent School Shootings John G. Malcolm Jennifer A. Marshall 73

3 Gun Control Legislation Cannot Pass Molly Ball 83

4 New York Passed Gun Control Legislation Following School Shooting Kenneth Lovett 91

5 Better Gun Safety at Home Can Prevent School Shootings Richard Aborn 97

6 Teaching Children Gun Safety Is Not Effective Marjorie Sanfilippo 101

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 106

Chapter 3 Can Security Measures Make Schools Safer?

Chapter Preface 108

1 Police in Schools Make Students Safer Steve Adubato 110

2 Armed Guards Will Not Make Schools Safer Nell Gluckman 114

3 Metal Detectors Do Not Make Schools Safer Van Koller 119

4 Zero-Tolerance Policies Can Prevent Bullying Jim DuBreuil Cleopatra Andreadis Denise Martinez-Ramundo 125

5 Zero-Tolerance Policies Do Not Make Schools Safer Jacob Kang-Brown et al. 129

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 142

Chapter 4 What Is the Relationship Between Health Care Issues and Student Safety?

Chapter Preface 144

1 Addressing Mental Illness Can Reduce School Shootings Rita Price 146

2 Addressing Mental Illness Is Not a Good Way to Prevent School Shootings Maria Konnihova 151

3 School Bullying Is Related to Mental Illness and Suicide: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control 160

4 Bullying in Schools Does Not Lead to Suicide Kelly McBride 169

5 The Registers Editorial: Change Vaccine Law, End Religious Exemption Des Moines Register 175

6 Don't Eliminate Vaccine Exemptions David Ropeik 181

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 186

For Further Discussion 187

Organizations to Contact 190

Bibliography of Books 195

Index 199

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