No Easy Answers

The Truth Behind Death at Columbine High School

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Author: Brooks Brown,Rob Merritt

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 1590563247

Category: True Crime

Page: 324

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On April 20, 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, two seniors at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, walked into their school and shot to death twelve students and one teacher, and wounded many others. It was the worst single act of murder at a school in U.S. history. Few people knew Dylan Klebold or Eric Harris better than Brooks Brown. Brown and Klebold were best friends in grade school, and years later, at Columbine, Brown was privy to some of Harris and Klebold's darkest fantasies and most troubling revelations. After the shootings, Brown was even accused by the police of having been in on the massacre—simply because he had been friends with the killers. Now, for the first time, Brown, with journalist Rob Merritt, gets to tell his full version of the story. He describes the warning signs that were missed or ignored, and the evidence that was kept hidden from the public after the murders. He takes on those who say that rock music or video games caused Klebold and Harris to kill their classmates and explores what it might have been that pushed these two young men, from supposedly stable families, to harbor such violent and apocalyptic dreams. Shocking as well as inspirational and insightful, No Easy Answers is an authentic wake-up call for all the psychologists, authorities, parents, and law enforcement personnel who have attempted to understand the murders at Columbine High School. As the title suggests, the book offers no easy answers, but instead presents the unvarnished facts about growing up as an alienated teenager in America today. This edition contains a new afterword that describes what the two authors have experienced and learned about Columbine since the publication of the book.

Leadership Without Easy Answers

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Author: Ronald A. HEIFETZ,Ronald A Heifetz

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674038479

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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No Easy Answers

Short Stories About Teenagers Making Tough Choices

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Author: Donald R. Gallo

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 0307779408

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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This anthology features stories about individuals who find themselves in situations that test their strength of character. They are called upon to make moral choices, face the consequences of their actions, and consider what it means to "do the right thing. " From computer blackmail, peer pressure, and gang violence to drug use, unwanted pregnancy, guilt and atonement, these characters face decisions that may affect the rest of their lives. There are many tough choices; there are no easy answers.

No Easy Answers

A Teen Guide to Why Divorce Happens

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Author: Florence Calhoun

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823931538

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Focuses on the thoughts and feelings of teenagers who are experiencing their parents' divorce and offers guidance as to how to respond and what to expect from the situation.

No Easy Answers

The Development of the Navies of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, 1945-1996

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Author: James Goldrick

Publisher: Lancer Publishers

ISBN: 9781897829028

Category: Bangladesh

Page: 225

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No Easy Answers

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Author: Deanna Lueder

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 0889614652

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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Child-protection social worker Lexie Doucette tumbles into her profession by chance and has a quick and dramatic introduction to this challenging and essential line of work. Fuelled by outrage at the cyclical pattern of abuse that leaves innocent children in its wake, Lexie draws upon her seemingly bottomless supply of empathy to motivate her to get through the long days. "No Easy Answers" is a compelling collection of interrelated short stories about the social work profession, told from the perspective of a child-welfare social worker. Though fictional, the tales are based on the author's many years of experience. Raw, powerful, and candid in its depiction of an often-misunderstood profession, the collection offers the reader a startlingly real picture of child-protection investigations and case-work, as well as insight into the conflicted emotional life of a social worker. "No Easy Answers" will appeal to the general reader, and may be of particular interest to those working and/or teaching in the social work field, and related professions.

No Easy Answers

Science and the Pursuit of Knowledge

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Author: Allan Franklin

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822973270

Category: Science

Page: 258

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Offers an accurate picture of science through the examination of nontechnical case studies which illustrate the various roles that experiment plays in science. Examines both sucessful and unsucessful experiments to show how scientists use experimental evidence and critical discussion to expand our knowlege of the natural world.

No Easy Answers

Sex Offender Laws in the US.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sex and law

Page: 141

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No Easy Answers is the first comprehensive study of US sex offender registration, community notification and residency restriction laws, their public safety impact, and the effect they have on former offenders and their families. It concludes the laws are poorly crafted and misguided, failing to protect children from sex crimes but making it nearly impossible for former offenders to rebuild their lives. In many states, everyone convicted of a sex crime must register and the requirement can last for life. The requirements are overbroad in scope and overlong in duration. As a result, there are more than 600,000 registered sex offenders, including individuals convicted of sexual sex between teenagers, prostitution, and public urination, as well as those who committed their only offenses decades ago. Unfettered public access to online sex offender registries exposes registrants to harassment, ostracism, and even violence, with little evidence that this form of community notification protects anyone from sexual violence. Residency restrictions prohibit former offenders from living within a designated distance (anywhere from 500 to 2,500 feet) from places where children gather. The restrictions have the effect of banishing former offenders from entire towns, forcing them to live far from home, families, jobs, and treatment, and hindering law-enforcement supervision. The restrictions may have no impact on the likelihood of recidivism. Sex offender laws reflect public concern that children are at grave risk of sexual abuse by strangers who are repeat offenders. The real risks children face are quite different: statistics demonstrate that most sexual abuse of children is committed by family members or persons known and often trusted by the victim, and by someone who has not previously been convicted of a sex offense. The laws also reflect the widely shared but erroneous belief that sex offenders continually repeat their offenses. Authoritative studies, however, indicate that three out of four adult offenders do not reoffend.

No Easy Answer

The Learning Disabled Child at Home and at School

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Author: Sally Smith

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307809803

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Parents and teachers of learning disabled children have tumed to Sally Smith's No Easy Answers for information, advice, and comfort for more than fifteen years. In this revised, trade paperback edition of the latest information on learning disabilities in a clear, honest, and accessible way. This completely updated edition contains new chapters on Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and on the public laws that guarantee an equal education for learning disabled children. There is also an entirely new section on learning disabled adults and the laws that protect them. Sally Smith, the parent of a learning disabled child herself, guides parents along every step of the way, from determining if their child is learning disabled to challenging the school system to provide special services. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience at her own nationally acclaimed school, she also offers valuable strategies to teachers who are anxious or discouraged as they struggle with learning disabled students. Although there are no easy answers, Sally Smith's experience, wealth of information, and sense of humor provide essential support. From the Trade Paperback edition.