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Deadly lessons : understanding lethal school violence : case studies of School Violence Committee / Mark H. Moore ... [et al.], editors ; Committee on Law and Justice and Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-08412-1 (hardcover)

1. School violence—United States—Case studies. I. Moore, Mark Harrison. II. National Research Council (U.S.). School Violence Committee. III. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Law and Justice. IV. National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Children, Youth, and Families.

LB3013.32 .D43 2002



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Suggested citation: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. (2003) Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence. Case Studies of School Violence Committee. Mark H. Moore, Carol V. Petrie, Anthony A. Braga, and Brenda L. McLaughlin, editors. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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