Criminal Justice Faculty Publications and Presentations

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•The purpose of this presentation is to offer: •Qualitative content analysis of various communications •interviews, surveys, holiday cards, and conversations •36 current/former incarcerated K-12 American school violence perpetrators •their views on the causes of K-12 school violence in the United States •Extremely candid and unique information •many freely offered insights as to their own involvement in incidents •analyzed using the qualitative data analysis software package NVivo 12 •Coding categories and themes •analytical units/categories •relationship between teachers and students •personal views on such violence (placing of blame/lack of personal guilt) •causes of violence (revenge, mistreatment, hopelessness, environment), and, possible solutions •Materials derived from the efforts of The Veritas Group LLC consulting group from 2014 to present


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