Thus, here the definition of violence is limited to interpersonal aggressive behaviors or criminal acts committed by elementary, junior high and senior high school students that hold back student development and harm the school environment as well.
Historically schools have been considered haven from the violence that usually occurs on the streets and homes, and therefore a vast majority of parents were not scared of sending their children to school, but a widespread increase in schools violence grounded in the 1990s brought substantial attention to the problem and the understanding that schools are no longer safe sanctuary from violent crime.
The violent school shootings in the past, like the tragedies in Colorado, Arkansas, Jonesboro and Columbine high school in Littleton gathered the complete public, political and media attention.
These austere types of violence are in fact quite unusual at schools, however there are numerous more frequent types of youth violence that do not engross shooting with a gun.
There is no one particular society or religious group exempt from victimization.
A variety of developed and developing countries were examined in understanding the prevalence of domestic violence within their societies as well as their coping strategies in handling these volatile issues.
It is often misunderstood that one religious group is more tolerant of family violence than another.
As Christianity, Islam, and Judaism represent the three major religions of the world, their ideologies were explored in relation to the acceptance and prevalence of domestic violence.
Domestic violence has typically examined traditional relationships, such as husband–wife, boyfriend–girlfriend, and parent–child.
Consequently, scholars have historically ignored non-traditional relationships.