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NCJ Number: 113613 Find in a Library
Title: Outlaws in Caps and Gowns
Journal: Security Management  Volume:32  Issue:9  Dated:(September 1988)  Pages:118-121
Author(s): M C Smith
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 4
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Given the dramatic rise in crime on college campuses, including that committed by college personnel and students, campus administrators must apply the principles of industrial security to America's college and university operations.
Abstract: Campus crime not only has a negative impact on an institution's image and morale but also puts an institution at risk of incurring civil damages. Campus security can be improved by the collection and analysis of data on campus crime. Students and employees should be advised of crime risks so they can protect themselves. Security needs must be considered in program design, architecture, and landscaping. Security personnel must be strictly screened, properly equipped, adequately trained and supervised, and readily available. If State and local laws are inadequate for dealing with trespassers and troublemakers, revisions should be sought through the political process. 11 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Campus Security
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Crime analysis
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