Bullies, Fights, and Guns

Bullies, Fights, and Guns

Author: Stacey Nofziger

Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC

Published: 2001

Total Pages: 196

ISBN-13: 9781931202039

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Annotation Nofziger (sociology, anthropology, and social work, Kansas State U.) applies self-control theory to a broad spectrum of juvenile behaviors from schoolyard bullying to drive-by shootings. After reviewing subcultural and other criminological theories, the author explains self-control theory's focus on tendencies toward criminality rather than on specific crimes. From an analysis of survey data from four Fayetteville, AR schools, she concludes that bullying should receive as much attention as more violent behaviors since they all can be mitigated by self-control or triggered by opportunity. The survey form is appended. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).


The Gun

The Gun

Author: Paul Langan

Publisher: Townsend Press

Published: 2002

Total Pages: 97

ISBN-13: 094421004X

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Tyray Hobbs wants revenge. Weeks ago he was one of the most feared students in Bluford High. But then Darrell Mercer publicly humiliated him, and Tyray lost his reputation. To get it back, he must take down Darrell. But how? With a broken hand, a troubled family, and no friends in sight, Tyray's options are limited. And when the kids he once bullied start threatening him his world completely unravels. Desperate to settle the score and regain respect, Tyray see only ones solution to his problems-- a gun.


Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys

Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Published: 2018-04-17

Total Pages: 145

ISBN-13: 0316262250

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A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.


Bullies, Targets, and Witnesses

Bullies, Targets, and Witnesses

Author: SuEllen Fried

Publisher: M. Evans

Published: 2004-10-01

Total Pages: 338

ISBN-13: 1461730740

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In this timely and thought provoking book, the authors explore the effects of bullying on children and provide suggestions to end the cycle of child-to-child violence. Filled with personal stories from children and packed with practical ideas for parents, teachers and students.


Bullies

Bullies

Author: Ben Shapiro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2014-07-08

Total Pages: 336

ISBN-13: 1476710007

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"From the editor-at-large of Breitbart.com, a timely and compelling look at how liberals use bullying toward their opponents on today's top political issues"--


Half of America Is Nuts, and They Were Allowed to Vote

Half of America Is Nuts, and They Were Allowed to Vote

Author: G. David Howard

Publisher: iUniverse

Published: 2013-07-29

Total Pages: 132

ISBN-13: 1475999089

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G. David Howard combines two passionate interests—humor and politics—in his first collection of personal essays that creatively examine current events in America and the actions of our government. Howard, a seasoned stand-up comedian, addresses a variety of controversial topics with both funny and frank tones intended to provoke laughter and thought about our leaders and the direction our country is headed. As he explores how groupless people have no representation, why gasoline prices have doubled, and how socialists want to destroy freedom and increase taxes, Howard blends facts with his own spin on potential solutions. Included is a script from an imaginary and imaginative golf game between Barack Obama, John Boehner, Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer, as well as a montage of Howard’s opinions on a wide range of subjects, such as climate change, driver distractions, and gun control. Half of America Is Nuts, and They Were Allowed to Vote shares one man’s take on our world as he presents an unforgettable roller-coaster ride through America and its political system.


More Bullies in More Books

More Bullies in More Books

Author: C. J. Bott

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Published: 2009-04-20

Total Pages: 209

ISBN-13: 0810866552

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Following on the success of her first book The Bully in the Book and in the Classroom, C. J. Bott has written this sequel to help those who work with children and young adults become familiar with books that address the problem of bullying. More Bullies in More Books presents over 350 annotated titles, from picture books to high school books, dealing with bullying. Chapters address specific bullying behaviors or problems: name calling, putdowns, and gossip; being new and different; body image; cliques, groups, and gangs; 'isms;' homophobia; cyberspace; and violence. Each chapter begins with an introduction that describes the harassment seen most often in each grade level and contains relevant books at all reading levels. Every entry features an in-depth summary, activities, and quotes from the book for students to discuss. An important resource about a real and harmful problem, this book will be of interest to teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, and parents.


Bullying, School Violence, and Climate in Evolving Contexts

Bullying, School Violence, and Climate in Evolving Contexts

Author: Ron Avi Astor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2018-12-03

Total Pages: 288

ISBN-13: 0190663057

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Since 2005, bullying, school violence, and school safety literatures have expanded dramatically in content, disciplines, and empirical studies. However, despite this massive expansion of research, there has also been a surprising lack of theoretical and empirical direction to guide efforts on how to advance basic science and practical applications of this growing scientific area of interest. Bullying, School Violence, and Climate in Evolving Contexts outlines a novel unifying model that brings together previously distinct literatures on a wide range of issues (e.g., the structure of school violence and bullying, similarities and differences across cultural groups, weapons in schools, student suicidal ideation and behaviors, teacher-student and student-teacher victimization, sexual harassment, cyberbullying, school climate, etc.). Drawing from numerous large-scale research studies from around the globe, the authors examine the theoretical foundations of school safety and bullying and propose a series of groundbreaking new theoretical and practice proposals. This is a perfect book for doctoral candidates, young academics hoping to forge into new areas of bullying research, and seasoned scholars who delve into the conceptual areas of school violence and bullying.


Give a Boy a Gun

Give a Boy a Gun

Author: Todd Strasser

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Published: 2020-06-09

Total Pages: 192

ISBN-13: 1534464611

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“[H]aunting and harrowing.” —Booklist (starred review) “Vivid, distressing, and all too real.” —Kirkus Reviews In this 20th anniversary edition of Todd Strasser’s gut-wrenching and critically acclaimed Give a Boy a Gun, two boys bring guns to school in search of revenge against their classmates. For as long as they can remember, Brendan and Gary have been mercilessly teased and harassed by the jocks who rule Middletown High. But not anymore. Stealing a small arsenal of guns from a neighbor, they take their classmates hostage at a school dance. In the panic of this desperate situation, it soon becomes clear that only one thing matters to Brendan and Gary: revenge. This special 20th anniversary edition includes updated backmatter and statistics on school shootings—a topic that is now more relevant than ever.


Beating Guns

Beating Guns

Author: Shane Claiborne

Publisher: Brazos Press

Published: 2019-03-05

Total Pages: 322

ISBN-13: 149341707X

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★ Publishers Weekly starred review Parkland. Las Vegas. Dallas. Orlando. San Bernardino. Paris. Charleston. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. These cities are now known for the people who were shot and killed in them. More Americans have died from guns in the US in the last fifty years than in all the wars in American history. With less than 5% of the world's population, the people of the US own nearly half the world's guns. America also has the most annual gun deaths--homicide, suicide, and accidental gun deaths--at 105 per day, or more than 38,000 per year. Some people say it's a heart problem. Others say it's a gun problem. The authors of Beating Guns believe it's both. This book is for people who believe the world doesn't have to be this way. Inspired by the prophetic image of beating swords into plows, Beating Guns provides a provocative look at gun violence in America and offers a clarion call to change our hearts regarding one of the most significant moral issues of our time. Bestselling author, speaker, and activist Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin show why Christians should be concerned about gun violence and how they can be part of the solution. The authors transcend stale rhetoric and old debates about gun control to offer a creative and productive response. Full-color images show how guns are being turned into tools and musical instruments across the nation. Charts, tables, and facts convey the mind-boggling realities of gun violence in America, but as the authors make clear, there is a story behind every statistic. Beating Guns allows victims and perpetrators of gun violence to tell their own compelling stories, offering hope for change and helping us reimagine the world as one that turns from death to life, where swords become plows and guns are turned into garden tools.