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NCJ Number: 161451 Find in a Library
Title: Crime on Campus
Author(s): M C Smith; R Fossey
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 268
Sponsoring Agency: American Council on Education
Washington, DC 20036
Oryx Press
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89774-846-8
Sale Source: Oryx Press
4041 North Central at Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book contains discussions of issues related to campus crime and suggestions of ways campus administrators can anticipate worst-case scenarios.
Abstract: Campus crime is a safety issue, a financial issue, and even a marketing issue, influencing decisions by students and their parents as to where, when, and how a higher education will be acquired. As the rate of crime increases, victim lawsuits become more commonplace, and yet campus legal responsibilities are often vague. This volume includes sections on: (1) sex crime; (2) computer crime and how campuses are affected; (3) the latest court rulings and legislation that directly affect higher education; (4) the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act; (5) lawsuits, liability, and risk management; (6) buildings, grounds, and campus crime; (7) the miscreant employee; and (8) responses to a crime incident. The authors discuss legal precedents and the actual cases from which they were drawn, strategies for reducing or preventing crimes, and guidelines and policies regarding search and seizure, theft, vandalism, and fraud. They also include special checklists that can be used to evaluate current procedures and defuse potential problems. Table of cases, notes, index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Campus alcohol abuse; Campus crime; Campus Security; Courts; Crime in schools; Laws and Statutes; Risk management; Vandalism; Victims of Crime
Note: American Council on Education series on Higher Education
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