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School Violence in Context: Culture, Neighborhood, Family, School, and Gender

Rami Benbenishty and Ron Avi Astor


The book explores and differentiates the many manifestations of school violence, such as verbal, social, threats, bullying, physical, sexual harassment, and weapons possession, as well as staff-initiated violence against students. It presents a socio-ecological model of school violence in context, and explores the role of culture, religion, neighborhood, family, school characteristics (such as size), age, and gender. The model outlines how aspects of school climate, including anti-violence policies, teacher-student relationships and student participation mediate the effects of the outside cont ... More

Keywords: victimization, bullying, sexual harassment, weapon use, school context, staff violence, school climate, violence prevention, culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195157802
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157802.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rami Benbenishty, author
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ron Avi Astor, author
University of Southern California