Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings

Rampage The Social Roots of School Shootings 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 t
  • Title: Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings
  • Author: Katherine S. Newman Cybelle Fox David Harding Jal Mehta Wendy Roth
  • ISBN: 9780465051045
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings
    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 tIn 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.
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  • Katherine S. Newman Cybelle Fox David Harding Jal Mehta Wendy Roth

    Katherine Newman is Professor of Sociology and James Knapp Dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University Author of several books on middle class economic instability, urban poverty, and the sociology of inequality, she previously taught at the University of California Berkeley , Columbia, Harvard, and Princeton.

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  • Here s something not to admit in public I m fascinated by school shootings Not because I love violence I detest it But because it seems such a clear indicator that something is systemically wrong, in the most general sense Of course, no one ever comes to this conclusion, they always think that it s just a couple of loser kids acting up This book shows that there s to the story than just the psychological predispositions of the shooters There s a cultural impetus at work, inside and outside of t [...]


  • On December 2, 1998, a year and a day after the shooting, the James, the Stegers, and the Hadleys filed civil suits in Paducah against those they held responsible for their daughters deaths Among their targets were Michael Carneal, his parents, the neighbor from whom Michael had stolen the guns, students who had seen Michael with a gun at school before the shooting, students who had heard that something was going to happen on Monday, students who might have been involved as conspirators, teacher [...]


  • Despite some obvious flaws including the fact that only two different school shootings were studied, rather than a conclusive number the author did a good job of breaking down what happens to these kids to make them feel they have no hope or choice other than violence It s truly heart rending to read what some of these kids wrote in their journals, and in their last letters to society Here s an except from Luke Woodham s manifesto and will I killed because kids like me are mistreated every dayI [...]


  • Over a decade has passed since the Columbine School killings, and yet, it seems, the true story is still emerging However, discovering the truth in amongst the media coverage, the academic research, the official documents and conspiracy theories seems a pretty remote possibility Theories abound as to the mindset and motives of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, and much speculation has surrounded topics such as wether other students were involved, wether the shootings were part of a bigger campaign [...]


  • School shootings are a rare phenomenon despite the press they receive However, they impact our psyches in immeasurable ways We can all identify with the victims, and the location is one we deem to be sacred, second only to our own homes This study looks at the shootings from every possible angle, including the biographies of the shooters, the sociological units of their homes, their schools, their communities The authors fairly assess the contributions that all of these factors in setting the st [...]


  • I read this book because the idea that small communities, who knew everything about everyone, were potential hotspots for rampage shootings was intriguing Most of the shootings discussed occured while I was in elementary school, but their impact on our society effected school policy in both my middle school and high school despite both being in a fairly large community We never had the sense of overall security to which the communities who experienced shootings laid claim In fact, the idea of li [...]


  • I enjoyed this book I recently used it in a Gun Violence course that I taught Newman and her colleagues develop a theory of school shootings that is based on two school shootings that rocked small towns in the US This book was very popular amongst my students, who learned quite a bit about the sociological causes of school shootings The book also includes an interesting policy chapter, where Newman and her colleagues offer non specialist readers some policy ideas on how to avoid future shootings [...]


  • A good read, something people should pay attention to Offers great analysis and suggestions outside of those that people often provide, outside of gun control That s the easy answer that legislation will fix all but these writers provide harder options to hard questions People might not want to hear them, they involve schools spending time and money, people taking better care of the firearms they own, but I think implementing many of these options would make schools overall better My only cri [...]


  • Rampage demonstrates they are ways to intervene as these plots school shootings gather force Newman explains how we can help potentially violent individuals and break down the barriers of communication between students and adults along the way, asking all the right questions Why are shooters almost always white male Why do most school shootings occur in rural areas Working together, families, schools and communities to prevent the tragedy of school violence This book was insighful as she laid ou [...]


  • I found the number of media resources on the rampage shooting disappointing Considering that it is quite well known that the media has taken a small detail and run with it until it is turned into something completely unrelated to the shooting, or untrue altogether For example, Columbine s Trench Coat Mafia which was never an actual fact, but in this book is mentioned a few times, and cited by press coverage Makes you wonder what other details of the book are untrue However, the actual research a [...]


  • While some of the data is now outdated, Newman s study provides an in depth and interesting analysis of two very different students Her work has further been used by others that have continued dispelling myths surround what the stereotypical school shooter is Further, the emphasis on the impact of social norms of masculinity that she discusses has been further expanded upon by other researchers and is worth reading.


  • By comparing two school shootings boasting perpetrators from differing backgronds, Newman turns to the community and society as a whole to identify what mkes a for a school shooter profile This is the valuable work in peeling away the layers which constitute SR events and gives parents, educators and commuity leaders as a whole a blueprint to work from in keeping their community a shooting safe zone.


  • I believe some aspects of this book are a little dated most notably that these rampage shootings are rare In fact, they are frequent and have graduated to colleges and universities Still, the rest of what Newman et al have to say make this worth reading I wish it were required reading for anyone in education.


  • This is a very academic book Well researched and well written, but dense for casual reading The tables are awesome for a data dork like me If I taught a class on the subject I would def use this as a textbook.


  • This was a tough read not the writing, but the subject matter The writing was well done and kept me engaged it was not dry I loved that options for possible solutions are given at the end This is a tough subject, but a necessary one to discuss.


  • Fascinating look at systemic failure to identify those prone to this kind of violence Very relevant to company commanders, oddly enough, to identify the problems in seeing their own soldiers accurately.


  • Though their research was limited to two main schools with reference to others, I found the information to be helpful, particularly around social power systems in a community.



  • I think this book may have been helpful if it included of the schools and communities This only covered 2 of the school shootings.



  • I read this for my Fulbright research, and though it was a bleak read, I am glad to have gotten the writers insights on the social milieu for school violence.


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