|1. Adjustment disorders (personality disorders, psychiatric disturbances)|
|2. Cognitive problems (intellectual difficulties, learning disabilities, neurological impairment)|
|3. Violent behavior (displayed by child)|
|4. Adverse familial factors (physical abuse, sexual abuse, unstable homes, absent fathers, parental problems, alcohol abuse, criminality, psychiatric problems, violence)|
|5. Environmental factors (school, neighborhood, community)|
|6. Media influences|
There are no secrets as to what should be done to prevent violence and murderous potential in our children. Liberals and conservatives alike correctly identify the problems: negative changes in the structure, role, and authority of the family; loss of the sense of community in most areas; and the movement of schools from a philosophy of in loco parentis to one of a besieged institution lacking in control over its charges.