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NCJ Number: 194321 Find in a Library
Title: Violent Students: Six Warning Signs
Journal: Campus Safety  Volume:10  Issue:3  Dated:March 2002  Pages:14-15
Author(s): Kelly Zinna
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 2
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents six early warning signs of students prone to violence and outlines a three step approach to dealing with threats.
Abstract: Education and training are stressed as the most effective means to prevent school violence. Six early warning signs of violent prone students are presented and explored in detail. The six warning signs include: fascination with weapons; self-exposure to violent media; suicidality; mental and physical rehearsal; and threats and disturbing comments. Research into post-incident analysis demonstrates that early warning signs are consistently present before school shootings. Threats should be recognized, reported, and addressed promptly to prevent school violence. Through education and training students and teachers can be empowered to detect the early warning signs, address them, and prevent deadly violence in schools. Education and training is preferable to high tech security measures including metal detectors.
Main Term(s): Crime in schools; Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Juvenile crime control; Juvenile delinquency prediction; School discipline; School influences on crime
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