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NCJ Number: 147678 Find in a Library
Journal: Gang Journal  Volume:1  Issue:2  Dated:(1993)  Pages:69
Author(s): R H Martin
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 1
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: When one of his students wore a hat in the classroom with the bill on the right side of his head, this author realized that many students on that college campus wore clothes which identified them as members of a gang.
Abstract: Following a classroom discussion regarding the advisability of allowing gang members to attend the college, this professor decided that his students should be free of any gang-related intimidation in class. Because this college did not have a dress code that prohibited gang members from wearing their colors, the professor decided to make a change in his classroom policy vis-a-vis wearing hats, but he did it in a way that avoided offending or antagonizing any student accustomed to wearing a hat to class, whether or not a gang member. After his own classroom policy was successfully implemented, the professor was asked by the college administration to draft a policy on wearing gang colors.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Campus Security; Juveniles
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