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Title: Weapons in Schools
Corporate Author: National School Safety Ctr
Pepperdine University
United States of America
Editor(s): G Butterfield; J L Arnette
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: National School Safety Ctr
Westlake Village, CA 91362
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 85-MU-CX-0003
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National School Safety Ctr
Pepperdine University
4165 Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Suite 290
Westlake Village, CA 91362
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Schools need to recognize that carrying weapons has become an acceptable risk for too many students and that effective strategies are needed to deter and prevent this problem.
Abstract: Guns, knives, and other weapons brought to school often come from students' homes. An estimated 90,000 to 100,000 students bring a gun to school daily. The problem is not limited to urban school settings. Carrying weapons is often a coping response to the aggressive behavior of others. Weapon use is also related to gang and drug activity. Intervention strategies may include training educators in weapons identification and detection, providing adequate supervision both in and outside the classroom, teaching social skills within the curriculum to promote a positive campus setting, and fostering interpersonal success in conflict resolution. Peer assistance programs have also contributed to the reduction of assaults and cases of campus intimidation. Removing serious offenders from regular schools and providing them with a more secure educational placement is also effective. Copies of newspaper articles and 40 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile victims; School delinquency programs; Weapon carrying
Note: Youth, Guns, and Violence
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