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NCJ Number: 42735 Find in a Library
Title: CRIME CONTROL IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS - SPACE AGE SOLUTIONS
Journal: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS  Volume:57  Issue:372  Dated:(APRIL 1973)  Pages:43-48
Author(s): W N MCGOWAN
Corporate Author: National Assoc of Secondary School Principals
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc of Secondary School Principals
Reston, VA 22091
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE ARTICLE POINTS OUT THAT THE LIKELIHOOD OF A MAJOR CRISIS SPRINGING FROM A CONFLICT IS IN PROPORTION TO THE RESPONSE TIME IN DEALING WITH IT.
Abstract: A SYSTEM CALLED 'PASS' IS BEING USED IN KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL IN SACRAMENTO, CA., TO REDUCE THE TIME FOR HELP TO ARRIVE AFTER A SCHOOL STAFF MEMBER ENCOUNTERS TROUBLE. THE SCHOOL STAFF CARRIES A SMALL TRANSMITTER, AND RECEIVERS ARE PLACED EVERY 30 FEET THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL. A SIGNAL FROM ANY TRANSMITTER ACTIVATES A LOCATION BOARD IN THE OFFICE. HELP IS THEN SENT TO THE SCENE. ANOTHER SYSTEM, THE AUTOMATED ATTENDANCE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM, IS USED IN THE SCHOOL FOR QUICK ATTENDANCE CHECKS. THIS SYSTEM AIDS IN ESTABLISHING WHERE A STUDENT IS. BOTH SYSTEMS USED AT KENNEDY ARE EXPERIMENTAL AND COSTLY, RUNNING UPWARDS OF $20,000....RCB
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Equipment and technology; Riot prevention; School security; Student disorders
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