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NCJ Number: 98052 Find in a Library
Title: School Disruption and Violence Against Teachers
Journal: Corrective and Social Psychiatry and Journal of Behavior Technology Methods and Therapy  Volume:31  Issue:3  Dated:(July 1985)  Pages:88-96
Author(s): P C Kratcoski
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 9
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this research 778 youths completed a questionnaire containing items related to their involvement in disruptive behavior in school and violence toward teachers.
Abstract: It was found that those youths who were male, from broken homes or from families characterized by a low degree of positive family functioning, and who participated frequently in deviant activities with members of their peer group were significantly more likely than other youths to be violent toward teachers Although the violent, disruptive youths were less likely to perceive graduating from high school as important, the majority of both the violent and non-violent youths did attach importance to this achievement. Measures to curb school disruption and violence must include programs which provide students with opportunities for school success regardless of their ability or socio-economic status. Several programs which have been successful in educationally motivating and providing opportunities for hard core delinquents are described. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; Offender profiles; School delinquency programs; Violent juvenile offenders
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