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Title: Controlling School Crime: An Examination of Interorganizational Relations of School and Juvenile Justice Professionals
Journal: Juvenile and Family Court Journal  Volume:46  Issue:3  Dated:(Summer 1995)  Pages:3-15
Author(s): R Lawrence
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 13
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Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined some interorganizational differences between school and court personnel, by comparing the opinions of teachers and probation officers on the most appropriate responses to incidents of student misbehavior and school crime.
Abstract: Teachers and probation officers in Providence, Rhode Island; Minneapolis; and San Antonio completed questionnaires on the extent of school crime in their area, crime reporting procedures, and the extent of communication and cooperation between school personnel and juvenile court officials. The results confirmed earlier findings of conflict over goals and methods between teachers and juvenile court officers. Teachers who distrust students with a juvenile delinquency record are likely to respond differently to them. Likewise, court personnel who distrust how the school will use information about a juvenile's record are unlikely to be cooperative. Teacher-probation officer differences are described here as a fear of crime versus a fear of labeling that could be overcome by greater interagency coordination. 1 note and 19 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile justice personnel attitudes; Juvenile probation officers; Schools
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