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NCJ Number: 91697 Find in a Library
Title: Structural Determinants of Juvenile Offenses in School
Journal: Urban Education  Volume:18  Issue:2  Dated:(July 1983)  Pages:179-190
Author(s): G S Kowalski; M C Adams; J H Gundlach
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 12
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Schools that are smaller, more community oriented, or more like neighborhood schools in design and removed from criminogenic areas will be less prone to delinquency.
Abstract: The article evaluates the relative contributions of community structure and crime prevention efforts to delinquency in public schools using multiple regression techniques. A secondary analysis was conducted of data on 550 junior and senior high schools contained in the Safe School Study, covering the period 1971-76. When considering crimes against persons, crimes against property, perceived crime, and controlling for other variables, it was found that distance from the central business district, school size, and region were of predictive value. Size of city and crime prevention efforts did not serve as significant predictive variables. Two data tables and 32 references are supplied.
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; Juvenile delinquency factors; Public schools
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