Violence in schools

Its nature and effective responses to it

Authored by: Eric Debarbieux , Catherine Blaya

The Routledge International Companion to Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Print publication date:  August  2012
Online publication date:  October  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415584630
eBook ISBN: 9780203117378
Adobe ISBN: 9781136303111


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The violent conduct of some children and young people is the factor that destabilizes schools and worries the general public more than any other (Darmame and Vulbeau 2006; Debarbieux 2008). This chapter examines the nature of this violence, explores its causes and consequences, and outlines the effectiveness or otherwise of strategies used to confront it.

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