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NCJ Number: 249644 Find in a Library
Title: School Climate and Violence: Does Immigrant Status Matter?
Journal: Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice  Volume:13  Issue:4  Dated:October 2015  Pages:299-322
Author(s): S. M. DiPietro; L. A. Slocum; F. A. Esbensen
Date Published: October 2015
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2003-JN-FX-0003; 2006-JV-FX-0011
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study extends previous school-based studies by examining whether and to what extent school context is differentially predictive of violent delinquency for immigrant and nonimmigrant youth.
Abstract: Using two waves of data from two multi-city program evaluations - Teens, Crime, and the Community/Community Works (T.C.C./C.W.) and the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program - this study assessed the impact of four measures of school climate on violent delinquency. Results highlight important contingencies in the relationship between immigrant status and violence. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Immigrants/Aliens; Juvenile Risk Factors; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; school climate; School maladjustment; School Violence; Violence causes
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