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Psychology and School Shootings:
How to Address an Epidemic of Violence
Parkview High School
This paper will describe a growing societal problem—mass school shootings in the United States. It will describe the psychological science research on what causes certain students to act out in mass school shootings and what steps can be taken to prevent them from doing so. The paper will then propose steps students can take to serve their community (schools) to prevent or reduce the likelihood of a school shooting. This will include students’ need to be mindful of others who seem to have a
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Stricter Gun Control measures will prevent mass shootings in America
Stricter Gun Control measures will prevent mass shootings in America
John Paulo Redublo de Jesus
University at Buffalo – Bachelor of Communications
There have been many gun-related crimes in America especially in recent years, anti-gun activists protest that current gun legislations are inefficient and insufficient in preventing gun violence while on the opposite spectrum, many gun activists are quick to defend their constitutional right to bear arms and deny any claims that gun control will further prevent gun violence. It raises some questions, are guns the main attributing factor? Or is it
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Police Brutality: How Are Politicians Reacting To Police Shootings?
Recently police brutality on African Americans has frequently been reported on by news
sources and has been a controversial topic to talk about in America. All over the United States,
people have fled to the streets in protest of police shootings. Most of the demonstrations,
organized against police brutality have been by the organization known as Black Lives Matter.
Black Lives Matter is an organization whose sole purpose is to bring to light how African
Americans are “systematically and intentionally targeted for demise” (“Herstory”). They gained
popularity after being involved in the protest against the acquittal of
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Would you feel safer with armed guards patrolling your school?
Safety in our schools is becoming the number one concerned in this country because of the shootings happening on various school premises. However, safety of schools is a not non- negotiable commodity and should be the number priority of the government. Having armed guards patrolling in schools would probably make this problem worse, even if certain incidents are prevented, it doesn't fix the issue of what drives people to commit such violence. According to a New York Times review of statistics from the Gun Violence Archive by Partel (2018), 43 people were killed on school campuses in
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decided to write this paper, I conducted some interviews with 3 strangers to better understand what the solution is to stop or preventing these mass-school shootings. What some of them had to say went along the lines of, “it’s hard to judge the protection schools get today because schools in the north are much more protected, whereas in the south, a lot of schools are much more lenient down here.” This student explained his reasoning due to the financial status of all the schools in America. But, just like any other issue we face every day in America, there are solutions to fix them, we must look outside the box.
The increase of school shootings has encouraged this country to create a safer
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De Lea, Brittany (2018, November 06). Midterms and gun control: NRA candidate ratings for tight races. FOX Business. Retrieved from https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/midterms-and-gun-control-nra-candidate-ratings-for-tight-races
Giffords Law Center (2018). Assault Weapons. Retrieved from https://lawcenter.giffords.org/gun-laws/policy-areas/hardware-ammunition/assault-weapons
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back that the US almost allow anyone to own a gun no matter how sane the person is. I would not feel safe in this country. Firearms do not only allow people to kill one another but they also make it easier to kill themselves. A catastrophic 63% of all US gun deaths are suicides. And sadly half of all suicides are committed by the use of a gun. If the US tightened their gun laws they would be able to stop many devastating suicides from happening.
After all of these violent and horrific shootings, America has done nothing to stop them from repeating. I believe that the U.S is not trying hard enough or doing anything to resolve these gun related deaths. In 2017 there were 377 mass shootings, if
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impulse but a premeditated execution that
the two students had planned for over a year (1451).
School shootings, such as the Columbine tragedy, continually prompt debate over how to
handle the issue of gun control and the presence of guns in schools. Two camps offer their
arguments to this dispute. Gun rights advocates argue that guns should be allowed in school
while gun control advocates insist that schools must remain gun-free. Currently, on federal and
state levels, laws exist that prohibit the carrying of firearms in school zones; however, it is
specifically because of such laws that school shootings occur. The prohibition of guns in schools
leaves school campuses vulnerable to attack
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24 February 2019
Gun control is one of the most contentious topics in America at this point in time. Whether it’s the total ban of firearms or simple steps to prevent mass terrors involving firearms. With the uprising of mass shootings, what is the best move?
From 1966 to 2012, 292 mass shootings occurred worldwide. This isn’t even close to what it is in 2019. The number today would be somewhere close to 350 mass shootings. Many laws and bills have been passed to try and prevent these kinds of things from happening but have had very little success.
One of the first, and best, gun regulations was the concealed carry
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experience: Depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy. These issues may persist into adulthood. They will also have more health complaints There will also be decreased academic achievement—GPA and standardized test scores—and school participation. They are more likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school. These are some latest statistics taken in Australia this year:
· Bullying statistics say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings
· 86% of students said, other kids picking on them, making fun of or bullying them makes teens to turn to lethal violence in
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CJ 102 – G2 (Criminology) on Tuesday
Professor Elizabeth Bartels, Ph. D.
May 1st, 2012
Criminology Term Paper
The Tragedy at Columbine High School
Ever since the school shooting that happened at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, it has caught the attention of many Americans from all over the United States. High school shootings and other kinds of school violence have been plaguing America for a very long time now. School violence is defined as any violence act that happens inside a school. Many teachers and students have become victims due to the serious issue of school shootings in the United States. Schools used to be the safest places for students because they were
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, some forms of school prayer were again sanctioned. The Department of Education now issues a guide to help school administrators practically apply congressional laws and Supreme Court decisions concerning school prayer.” ( enotes.com)
The recent school shootings have brought people even of different religions to pray for the students and the school. Prayer in public schools should be allowed only in private schools that are religion based and only in public schools for clubs that are religion based clubs. Now prayer on a daily basis in schools wouldn’t be such a great idea. Think about it: what if a Muslim kid had to pray in the middle of class, had to pull out his prayer matt? That would be
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In the wake of the illegal use of guns in school shootings, states are considering whether to permit the carrying of guns in colleges and university campuses. One of the most recalled ordeals is that which involved a shooting at Virginia Tech University. Critics and prospects in this criminal case argue about the restrictions and regulations that allow concealed weapons in such premises (Boss). In the criminal justice field, the main goal of law implementation interventions is to prevent cases of criminal activities. Deterrence of misconduct proves to be one of the most important steps that guide the other functions of the criminal justice system. Some of these functions
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never be able to see his son again. Dylan is just one of the 963 people that
“have been shot and killed by police in 2016.” (Police Shootings, 2016) Although some may say
that police used body cameras are a violation of their privacy, they should be used by all officers
as they reduce the use of force from officers to citizens while also providing large amounts of
evidence to aid cases.
Imagine you are at school in class and the principal walks inside, the whole class gets on
their best behavior including the teacher since they are all being watched. This exact same
reaction takes place when police worn body cameras are in use. Police officers become very
cautious of everything that they do
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no news headlines about a new mass shooting.
Imagine you can go to an outdoor concert, a nightclub, a movie theatre, college, or a high
school. A sense of safety and security in all of the places we go to everyday, a place
which associate with comfort and entertainment Now open your eyes and see the world
will be such a better place where we see fewer amounts of death from gun violence.
Where we can see people who are struggling with mental health, home life, and several
issues, and not lead them to the direction of a gun, and have them to the path of inner
peace in recovery. A world with better facilities for people who have thought about mass
shootings. A place where we don’t turn and
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Curfews, Good or Bad? In 1996 two teenagers got arrested because they were out at 11:00 p.m. they didn't know why they got arrested. In 1998 the government passed a law saying no teenagers are allowed to be out side, on the street after 10:00 p.m. on week days and 11:00 on Fridays. I know that curfews are a good thing and that they should be in forced for many reasons.Curfews keep balance to the teenager life because with out sleeping a lot of things can go wrong. For one curfews are good because it keeps you organized in your daily life. Curfews also allow more sleep and you can pay better attention to your teachers in school. A lack of sleep can result in problems like you become very
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The controversy of gun violence in america is in an all time high, things like school shootings and other mass shootings are making everyday citizens scared to even send their children to school. In order to change and better this country the government has options it can install in order to help the citizens feel safer, such as creating a large federal database that tracks all guns that are being purchased and also keep records of the person purchasing these weapons. That database can then flag citizens who either have not followed the rules in order to purchase the weapon or have a history of mental illnesses making it easier for their monitorization.
To resolve the issues of unwanted
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instead mean that stronger laws are enforced to prevent these guns from getting in the hands of the wrong people, along with certain regulations on guns to help prevent mass shootings. The idea of gun control will never have a perfect answer, but with some tweaking of the rules, a common medium can be found between both parties.
One of the most used arguments when it comes to guns is the amount of mass shootings that have occurred in America over the last 30 years. A mass shooting is defined by an incident where 3 or more people are killed by gunfire. Since 1984, America has had over 100 mass shootings, with 27 happening between the years 2005-2012. Due to these mass shootings, many Americans
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Violent video games lead to violent behaviors
Did you know violent video games have been linked to episodes of violent behaviors in its users? Many studies have been done and have come up with evidence to back up this claim. From school shootings to police reports of physical abuse, violent video games have been linked to having an influence. Over the years violent video games have been a hot topic when it comes to having a psychological effect on its users. There are multiple games that give a player total control of an imaginary world, which can give them ideas on how to plot out actual acts of violence. Parents
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all middle schools do not have their windows with bulletproof glass which can help with school shootings.
Something noticeable was the interest of a students task at hand, and I can surprisingly say that the Art class which I visited seemed very interested in the subject and working together as a team effort. They, unfortunately, do not take advantage of or are not rather informed of all the information they can receive through the technology provided in classrooms. Teachers seem more focused on making their own lessons instead of finding activities which are more entertaining for the children.
The experience I had while in the school and the classroom was excellent. Walking