Dr. Mwizenge Tembo
Degree Award Date
Violence in Schools, American Society
Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Social Psychology and Interaction | Sociology
Violence is a serious problem today. Not only is violence very prevalent in our society, but it is also prevalent in our schools. Many students have been killed and injured in schools over the last several years. It has become so bad that many students are afraid to go to school. Many sociologists have developed theories that explain why this violence occurs. Using library literature, this paper proposes the theory that school violence may be caused ultimately by adolescents' need to belong. Adolescents can belong to the family, peer groups, schools, communities, and society. The theory explains how these institutions no longer fulfill this need, and how their lack of belonging affects the violent tendencies among adolescents in American schools.
Hudgins, Kerry, "Violent Schools In A Violent Society: The Causes of Violence in Schools in American Society" (1997). Honors Projects. 569.