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NCJ Number: 65146 Find in a Library
Title: SCHOOL CRIME AND VIOLENCE - PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
Author(s): J I GREALY
Corporate Author: Ferguson E Peters Company
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 363
Sponsoring Agency: Ferguson E Peters Company

Institute for Safe Schools
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Sale Source: Institute for Safe Schools
Suite 506
800 Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A PLANNED SCHOOL SECURITY PROGRAM CAN HELP REDUCE SCHOOL CRIME AND VANDALISM, AS THIS COMPREHENSIVE AND DETAILED BOOK ON THE CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF SCHOOL CRIME ILLUSTRATES.
Abstract: THE TEXT DESCRIBES THE PRELIMINARY REPORT OF THE 1975 SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, WHEREIN CHAIRMAN SENATOR BIRCH BAYH OF INDIANA ESTIMATES THAT 70,000 SERIOUS PHYSICAL ASSAULTS ON TEACHERS OCCUR EACH YEAR, RANGING FROM THE SHOOTING OF A SCHOOL PRINCIPAL BY ONE PUPIL TO THE BEATING OF A HIGH SCHOOL MATH TEACHER. IN ADDITION, THE SUBCOMMITTEE'S SURVEY OF PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL DISTRICTS REPORTED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ASSAULTS ON STUDENTS; OVER 100 STUDENTS WERE MURDERED IN 1973, AND SCHOOL AUTHORITIES CONFISCATED 250 WEAPONS IN ONE URBAN SCHOOL DISTRICT IN A SINGLE YEAR. THE AUTHOR, ONE OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE'S MAJOR WITNESSES, DESCRIBES THE EVOLVEMENT OF A SCHOOL SECURITY SYSTEM IN BROWARD COUNTY, FLA., AN AREA ORDERED TO IMPLEMENT INTEGRATION OF ITS SCHOOLS, AND OUTLINES SUCH ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF THE SYSTEM AS JOB DESCRIPTIONS, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS, AND SCHOOL SYSTEM CRIME STATISTICS. IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING INFORMATION ON A SCHOOL SECURITY PROGRAM THAT CAN BE ADAPTED BY ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE COUNTY, REGARDLESS OF ENROLLMENT SIZE, THE BOOK GIVES DETAILED INFORMATION ON LEAA CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN PROGRAMS (CPTED) AS DESIGNED FOR FOUR HIGH SCHOOLS IN BROWARD COUNTY AND OFFERS ADVICE ON OBTAINING LEAA FUNDING FOR SCHOOL CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS. FINAL PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS BY CONGRESS ALSO ARE GIVEN AND INCLUDE EARLY INTERVENTION, ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION, COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE, POLICE-SCHOOL LIAISON, ARCHITECTURAL AND DESIGN TECHNIQUES, ALTERNATIVES TO JUVENILE DETENTION, AND A SCHOOL SECURITY PROGRAM. TABULAR DATA ARE PROVIDED. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Assault and battery; Crime in schools; Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) programs; Drug law offenses; Florida; Governmental planning; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Laws and Statutes; Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act; School security; School vandalism; Sexual assault; State planning agencies; Theft offenses
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