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CJMA 512 Understanding Violence in Schools (3 credits)
Examines the problem of violence in American schools from a variety of perspectives-notably, those of public health, criminology, ecology, and developmental psychology. Students will be exposed to various theoretical explanations for youth violence, outlining the role of families, peer groups, schools, and neighborhoods, and will describe and evaluate strategies for the prevention and treatment of violence in schools, particularly strategies that utilize a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach.