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NCJ Number: 89379 Find in a Library
Title: Counteracting Violence in the Public Schools - A Study of Selected Preventive and Enforcement Programs Being Implemented by Public Education and Law Enforcement Officials
Author(s): A M S Kaumo
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 128
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This dissertation studies current public school programs aimed at alleviating violence and vandalism perpetrated by students while on or around school property.
Abstract: Many public schools have implemented campus programs by using uniformed police officers, sophisticated alarm systems, tightened security measures, and other activities. However, enthusiasm for such programs has not resulted in clarification of the nature of goals of the process or in firm evidence of their effectiveness. Examinations of archival data and interviews with educators, police, government officials, and students suggest that many school anticrime programs are effective. However, program-by-program examination gives only tentative evidence of some individual programs' success in their areas. Generally, school anticrime programs are ill-conceived and consequently ineffective. Program management is poor, and incidents of crime on public school campuses have not been demonstrably reduced as a result of these programs. Tables, graphs, chapter notes, over 40 references, and data on individual school districts visited are included. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Crime Control Programs; Crime specific countermeasures; School security; Services effectiveness
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