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Rampage

Rampage

The Social Roots of School Shootings
May 2005
Trade Paperback · 424 Pages
$19.99 U.S. · $23.00 CAN · £13.99 U.K. · €14.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780465051045
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Description

In the last decade, school shootings have decimated communities and terrified parents, teachers, and children in even the most “family friendly” American towns and suburbs. These tragedies appear to be the spontaneous acts of disconnected teens, but this important book argues that the roots of violence are deeply entwined in the communities themselves. Rampage challenges the “loner theory” of school violence and shows why so many adults and students miss the warning signs that could prevent it.

About the Authors

Katherine S. Newman is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Urban Studies at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Dean of Social Science at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She lives in Newton, MA. Cybelle Fox is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology and Social Policy Program at Harvard University. David Harding is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology and Social Policy Program at Harvard University. Jal Mehta is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology and Social Policy Program at Harvard University. Wendy Roth is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology and Social Policy Program at Harvard University.