Aggression and Violent Behavior Volume: 17 Issue: 2 Dated: March/April 2012 Pages: 140-146
This article discusses the research examining the problem of barricaded-hostage events that occur in schools.
Although schools are among the safest places for children and youth, they are the occasional site of violent behavior. One form of violence is the barricaded-hostage event. In this article, the authors review the research literature pertaining to these events. Specifically, studies examining the impact on direct and indirect victims, and responders to these events, are presented and critiqued. Recommendations for future research are also made, followed by a summary and conclusions. (Published Abstract)
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