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Title: Perspectives on Violence and Substance Use in Rural America
Corporate Author: Midwest Regional Ctr for Drug-Free Schools and Communities
United States of America

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
United States of America
Editor(s): S M Blaser; J Blaser; K Pantoja
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 163
Sponsoring Agency: Gang Intelligence Strategy Committee

Midwest Regional Ctr for Drug-Free Schools and Communities
Oak Brook, IL 60521
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
Oak Brook, IL 60521
Contract Number: S188A00007; RP91002007
Publication Number: P94-001-PVS
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Violence and drug abuse in rural areas of the United States are examined, based on an October 1993 symposium attended by researchers, State legislators, State and regional law enforcement personnel, school administrators and superintendents, and local and State practitioners involved in juvenile delinquency and drug abuse issues.
Abstract: The discussion rests on the premise that stereotypes about rural areas are inaccurate, particularly the view that problems of drugs, violence, and crime exist only in urban areas. The authors note that youth gangs have begun to appear in many rural schools and communities; that some hate groups such as the Aryan Nation originated in rural areas and are spreading to cities; and that rates of use of alcohol and some other drugs are higher in rural areas than in urban areas. Other papers note that much rural crime has resulted from changes in rural communities, that the causes and extent of problems vary from one community to another, and that a community development approach and not an individual or psychological approach is needed for prevention and intervention. Suggested strategies, tables, figures, chapter reference lists, and appended annotated bibliography on school safety
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Crime prevention planning; Drug prevention programs; Rural crime
Note: DCC
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