School Shootings

International Research, Case Studies, and Concepts for Prevention

Editors: Boeckler, N., Seeger, T., Sitzer, P., Heitmeyer, W. (Eds.)

  • 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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School shootings are a topic of research in a variety of different disciplines—from psychology, to sociology to criminology, pedagogy, and public health—each with their own set of theories. Many of these theories are logically interconnected, while some differ widely and seem incompatible with each other, leading to divergent results about potential means of prevention. In this innovative work, leading researchers on the topic of school shootings introduce their findings and theoretical concepts in one combined systematic volume. The contributions to this work highlight both the complementary findings from different fields, as well as cases where they diverge or contradict each other. The work is divided into four main sections: an overview of current theoretical approaches and empirical models; application of these theories to international cases, including Columbine (USA), Emsdetten (Germany), and Tuusula (Finland); a critique of the influence of the media, both in the portrayals of past events and its effect on future events; and finally an overview of existing models for prevention and intervention, and measures of their success. The result is a comprehensive source for current research on school shootings, and will provide a direction for future research.

About the authors

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.).

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)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • School Shootings: Conceptual Framework and International Empirical Trends

    Böckler, Nils (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Social Disintegration, Loss of Control, and School Shootings

    Heitmeyer, Wilhelm (et al.)

    Pages 27-54

  • Adolescent Culture and the Tragedy of Rampage Shootings

    Newman, Katherine S.

    Pages 55-77

  • School Rampage in International Perspective: The Salience of Cumulative Strain Theory

    Madfis, Eric (et al.)

    Pages 79-104

  • On the Relevance of Phantasy for the Genesis of School Shootings

    Robertz, Frank J.

    Pages 105-129

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Hardcover $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
School Shootings
Book Subtitle
International Research, Case Studies, and Concepts for Prevention
Editors
  • Nils Boeckler
  • Thorsten Seeger
  • Peter Sitzer
  • Wilhelm Heitmeyer
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5526-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5526-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5525-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9506-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 544
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