European Parliament Library

Columbine, 20 years later and beyond, lessons from tragedy, Jaclyn Schildkraut and Glenn W. Muschert ; foreword by Frank DeAngelis, former Columbine High School Principal

This powerful retrospective analysis of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting aftermath considers society's response to the attack, long-term implications of the shooting, and the ways in which research and related policy must continue to move forward. An indispensable resource for anyone interested in learning about the long-term impact of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, Columbine, 20 Years Later and Beyond provides a comprehensive look at how the event unfolded, what has changed since the attack, and how this information can be used to prevent future mass shootings. Authors Jaclyn Schildkraut and Glenn Muschert, both experts on mass shootings, share their broad understanding of this tragedy and its aftermath. Columbine became the measuring stick against which all other mass shootings would be compared, and this book details with great sensitivity the ensuing changes to school security, law enforcement's response to active shooter situations, threat assessment practices, legislative efforts, and media coverage of unfolding situations. With delicacy and tact, Schildkraut and Muschert help to answer the painful question raised by a stone on the wall of the Columbine Memorial: "What have we learned?"
Table Of Contents
Foreword Frank DeAngelis Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1 April 20, 1999 Chapter 2 The Columbine Legacy Chapter 3 We Interrupt This Program to Bring You Breaking News Chapter 4 Police Responses, Then and Now Chapter 5 Piecing Together the Past Chapter 6 Securing Our Nation's Schools Chapter 7 An Outcry for Change Chapter 8 The (Failed) Firestorm of Legislation Chapter 9 The Larger Community Footprint Chapter 10 The Infamy of the Shooters Chapter 11 Profiling School and Mass Shooters Chapter 12 A Piece of Popular Culture History Chapter 13 Moving Beyond the Columbine Effect References Index
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 234 pages), illustrations
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

Library Locations

  • EP Library Brussels

    60 rue Wiertz, Brussels, B-1047, BE
  • EP Library Luxembourg

    Rue du Fort Thüngen, Luxembourg, L-1313, LU
  • EP Library Strasbourg

    7 Place Adrien Zeller, Allée du Printemps, Strasbourg, F-67070, FR