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NCJ Number: 92643 Find in a Library
Title: Violence in School
Author(s): J Toby
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 4
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Annotation: Although school violence is less common than nonviolent theft, violent school crimes arouse destructive fears among students, parents, and teachers and have consequences out of proportion to their numbers.
Abstract: Both teachers and students tend to be victimized more violently in the larger cities. Students are the main perpetrators of school violence, except in large cities, where the majority of offenders are intruders. The two types of intruders are predators who are unknown to the school and marginal members of the school community. Most perpetrators are adolescent or young adult males, according to a survey of 26 cities. The same survey showed that blacks were disproportionately represented among offenders. Assaults and robberies of students are twice as great in junior high schools as in senior high schools, indicating that alienated students often drop out of high school. Reducing the age of compulsory enrollment to 15 or lower might improve the educational climate of public schools while at the same time making schools safer places for students and staff. Six tables and seven references are supplied.
Index Term(s): Campus Security; Crime in schools; Public schools; School security; Students; Theft offenses; Ungovernable juveniles
Note: National Institute of Justice - Research in Brief. Summary of an essay that appeared in Volume 4 of 'Crime and Justice - An Annual Review of Research'
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