skip navigation

CrimeSolutions.gov

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 
  NCJ Number: NCJ 186937   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Promoting Safety in Schools: International Experience and Action
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Author(s): Margaret Shaw
  Corporate Author: International Centre for the Prevention of Crime
Canada
  Date Published: 08/2001
  Page Count: 68
  Series: BJA Monographs
  Annotation: Written for school principals, superintendents, administrators, boards of governors, school-parent bodies, and others in leadership positions, this federally funded study presented information on school safety trends, policies, and projects from various countries around the world.
  Abstract: The concern with school violence and school safety is a concern seen throughout the world, from Australia to France to the United Kingdom. As a result of violent and tragic events occurring both in and outside the school community; in elementary, middle, and high schools; in urban, suburban, and rural communities; among young children and teenagers; and both pupils and staff, policies and programs were created to protect students and prevent the occurrence of other tragedies. School safety is having plans in place to prevent crises and deal with the ones that arise. This monograph funded under the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance discussed the range of approaches being developed and adapted in different countries focused on school safety. The approaches not only address aggressive and violent incidents but health-related issues. They look at and consider the roles and needs of individual pupils, teachers, support staff, administrators, school operations, families, and the community around the schools. They use a community-based approach to promote school safety. Many countries were using comprehensive, whole-school projects that involve a wider range of professionals. The monograph presented comprehensive information on school safety problems and trends, international developments, critical elements of a comprehensive approach to school safety, and examples of current school safety projects using multiple methods and partnerships from South Africa, France, England, Wales, Germany, Sweden, Connecticut, the United States, and Canada. References and resources
  Main Term(s): Crime in schools
  Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures ; Student disorders ; School security ; Schools ; Crime prevention planning ; Foreign crime prevention ; School health services ; BJA grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 95-DD-BX-K001
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:
https://www.ncjrs.gov/App/Publications/abstract.aspx?ID=186937

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.