Is bullying an incent part of growing up ...or a serious problem requiring large-scale policy remedies? What is behind our rapidly changing perceptions of acceptable behavior? And when is the remedy worse than the problem? In their in-depth view of school bullying, Jeffrey Cohen and Robert Brooks navigate between empirical evidence and breathless media accounts to make sense of ongoing debates and provide insights into the failure of punitive antibullying policies.
Jeffrey W. Cohen is assistant professor of criminal justice at Washington State University, Tacoma, USA. Robert A. Brooks is associate professor of criminal justice at Worcester State University, USA.