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NCJ Number: 212439 Find in a Library
Title: Integration of Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States Secret Service/Department of Education Threat Assessment Models Into a Conceptual Framework for Prevention of School Violence
Journal: Journal of School Violence  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:2005  Pages:29-46
Author(s): Kristine M. Augustyniak
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 18
Type: Research Paper
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study adapted two empirical justice-based threat assessment models to create a conceptual framework for the threat assessment of school-based violence.
Abstract: Due to highly publicized accounts of school violence, professionals have been under increased pressure to address school safety issues. While a wide range of primary and secondary prevention initiatives have been implemented, evaluations of these programs have questioned their effectiveness. Research has indicated that a highly individualized approach to school violence is the most effective means of preventing violence among the subset of students at heightened risk for school-based victimization. The author proposes a cross-disciplinary effort toward the development of a common conceptual framework for assessing school-based violence risk. Two justice-based threat assessment models, offered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center in cooperation with the Department of Education, are reviewed and then adapted for use within school settings by interjecting multiple developmental aspects of at-risk youth. The result is a conceptual framework that allows for the assessment of both individual and systemic factors associated with youth violence. Table, references
Main Term(s): Crime in schools; Threat assessment
Index Term(s): Violence prediction; Violence prevention
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