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Reflection on the Columbine Tragedy

After viewing any media clip on the Columbine shooting, discuss the development of anti-social behavior in the youth of today. Include prevention strategies for each stage of development. What are some strategies for involving the community? Discuss what might have been missed with Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris that could have prevented the Columbine tragedy.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Here are the references:

Basement Tapes.

Biglan, A., Walberg, H. J., & Wang, M. C. (Eds.). (2010). Preventing youth problems. New York, NY: Springer. ISBN: 9781441933980.

Thompson, R. A. (2006). Nurturing future generations: Promoting resilience in children and adolescents through social, emotional and cognitive skills. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN: 9780415950978.

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dHi and thank you for using BrainMass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are asking for help in putting together a discussion on antisocial behavior as it relates to youth violence and tragic outcomes like the 1999 Columbine High School Shooting. with limited word-count, I suggest using this simple outline:

1. On the Columbine tragedy - 200 words
2. Antisocial behavior, bullying and aggression - 150 words
3. Prevalence & Prevention - 150

This outline should yield around 500 words which should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

Reflecting on Teen Antisocial Behavior and the Columbine Tragedy

On April 20, 1999, Dylan Klebold, 17 and Eric Harris, 18, both students of Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado went on a shooting spree in their high school, killing 12 students and a teacher. They then turned their guns on themselves and with gunshot wounds to their heads committed suicide. This tragic event is still seen as among the deadliest episodes of school violence in the US. The perpetrators recorded a video prior to the attack and in it they apologized to their parents for what they were about to do (CNN, 2014). The investigation in the aftermath showed that Klebold and ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of Columbine High School tragedy and adolescent antisocial behavior. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.