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NCJ Number: 178651 Find in a Library
Title: Deadly Mix: Guns, School & Children: Experts Discuss the "Crisis of Violence"
Journal: Criminal Justice  Volume:11  Issue:1  Dated:Spring 1996  Pages:22-28
Editor(s): Mary Ann Dadisman
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 7
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article contains excerpts from a panel discussion on Guns, Schools & Children: Implications of Zero Tolerance.
Abstract: Panel members discussed, among other topics: (1) what to do when a student brings a weapon to school; (2) how to develop a school culture where the students themselves deal with infractions, such as carrying weapons or fighting, and help to develop violence prevention policies; (3) how schools should set standards and adhere to them consistently; (4) how to involve students and their parents in personal and community betterment efforts; (5) how to educate youngsters who have been expelled from their regular schools; (6) alternative schools; (7) transfers of children from juvenile to adult court; (8) alternatives to incarceration for juveniles; (9) monitoring and counseling; and (10) giving young people reasons to be optimistic about the future.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Alternative schools; Alternatives to institutionalization; Community involvement; Crime prevention measures; Family intervention programs; Juvenile counseling; Violence prevention; Youth community involvement; Youthful offenders
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