•A Qualitative Content Analysis (Summative Content Analysis) •various communications (interviews, surveys, holiday cards, and conversations) between the authors and 28 currently incarcerated school violence perpetrators as to their views on the causes of K-12 school violence in America •Extremely Candid and Unique Information •many involved freely offered insights as to their own involvement in incidents •Analytical Units/Categories Discovered •relationship between teachers and students •personal views on such violence (placing of blame/lack of personal guilt) •causes of violence (revenge, mistreatment, hopelessness, environment) •possible solutions
Crews, G. A., Burton, C. E., & Crews, G. A. (2017, March). School Killers Speak: A Qualitative Content Analysis of School Violence Perpetrators Comments. 2017 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Kansas City, MO.