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NCJ Number: 165856 Find in a Library
Title: Combating Violence
Journal: Police Chief  Volume:63  Issue:6  Dated:(June 1996)  Pages:1-78
Editor(s): C E Higginbotham
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 78
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this issue a number of articles update the International Association of Chiefs of Police's recent Summit on Youth Violence, examine causes of violence in the schools and on the streets, and review responses to workplace violence.
Abstract: At the summit, working-group sessions focused on recommendations for reducing youth violence from six perspectives: school, law enforcement, criminal and juvenile justice, health, family, and community. An article on law enforcement's role in addressing school violence suggests ways in which police and school personnel can cooperate in addressing violence on school property. Suggestions include more consistent reporting to the police by school officials of crimes committed on school grounds, information supplied to school officials by police regarding weapons confiscated from juveniles in the community, and police/school cooperation in the development of crime prevention programs for students. There is also a brief description of the Safe Schools Program in Otsego County, N.Y. It is designed to help educators, school administrators, and staff deal with potentially life-threatening situations that occur in the classroom or school environment. Another article notes parallels between the evolution of early immigrant gangs into organized crime groups and the development of some current ethnic gangs into organized drug-trafficking groups. Another article on gangs examines the threat that gangs may take on the characteristics of paramilitary groups, particularly as more gang members join the military and then return to their gangs with training in military strategy and weaponry. The article that reviews responses to workplace violence also includes a discussion of the dynamics and types of workplace violence. For some of the articles, see NCJ-165857-58 and 165860.
Main Term(s): Police crime-prevention
Index Term(s): Gang violence; Police school relations; Violence in the workplace
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