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April 16, 2007
33 Fatalities in the Deadliest Campus
in United States History
What are the roots of school violence?
Sociology experts available to comment.
33 people are dead at
Virginia Tech University. It is the worst campus shooting in United States
history. Katherine Newman, Princeton University, author of Rampage,
The Social Roots of School Shootings, Joseph Gasper, Johns Hopkins
University, who teaches a course exploring the topics of school crime and
shootings, including the nature and extent of school crime, and the theories
behind the violence, and Suzanne Lea, Gallaudet University, who
specializes in juvenile delinquency, crime, and deviance, and whose research
explores isolation and how it impacts identity development and the potential
connections to violent behavior, are available for comments and interviews.
To request an interview or comment, contact Sujata Sinha at (202) 247-9871 or
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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