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NCJ Number: 191556 Find in a Library
Title: Violence on College Campuses: Understanding its Impact on Student Well-being
Journal: Community College Journal of Research and Practice  Volume:24  Issue:10  Dated:2000  Pages:839-855
Author(s): Daniel J. Flannery; Kathleen Quinn-Leering
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 17
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This review of literature on violent behavior focuses on two general issues that community college administrators and faculty can use to guide their efforts to counteract the damaging effects of violence on their students’ well-being.
Abstract: First, it is important to be aware that the majority of students have some experience with violence. Considerable research exists to indicate that student’s exposure to violence is associated with both antisocial behavior and psychological trauma (e.g., depression, anxiety, anger, posttraumatic stress disorder). Community colleges can help students who may be experiencing the negative effects of violence by actions such as establishing student support groups and taking accusations of harassment seriously. The second issue involves the steps that community colleges can take to ensure their students’ safety. The analysis recommended that staff address violent threats and ensure that staff become knowledgeable about the warning signs of violent behavior. Community colleges should also develop security plans based on the unique needs of their campuses and should establish a crisis intervention plan. Finally, community colleges should evaluate the violence prevention programs that they implement. 48 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Campus Security; Child abuse as crime factor; Crime prevention planning; Higher education; Psychological victimization effects; Victim counseling; Violence causes; Violence prediction; Violence prevention
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