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  NCJ Number: NCJ 198396     Find in a Library
  Title: School Safety & Youth Violence: A Legal Primer
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Kirk A. Bailey J.D. ; Catherine J. Ross Ph.D.
  Date Published: 2001
  Page Count: 18
  Annotation: This is a legal primer on the subject of school safety and youth violence.
  Abstract: The Office of the Surgeon General has identified youth violence as an epidemic. While youth violence has diminished in recent years, it remains a critical issue for public health. School officials have a strong obligation, both moral and legal, to respond to undisciplined youths whose behavior potentially threatens the welfare and safety of other children. Violence in schools raises a variety of legal issues regarding prevention, intervention, and response to crisis. This guidebook seeks to outline the major legal issues faced by schools, including: school liability for violence; search and seizure, threats of violence; zero tolerance policies; and use of student records. The primer is not intended to substitute for legal advice. The information presented is accurate but should serve as a general guideline only and not be taken as legal advice. Index, notes, appendix
  Main Term(s): Juveniles
  Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences ; Policy ; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties ; Behavior modification ; Controlled Substances ; Intervention ; Public schools ; Schools ; Violence prevention
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 97-MU-FX-K012
  Sale Source: Hamilton Fish Institute
2121 K Street, NW, #200
Washington, DC 20037-1830
United States of America
  Type: Issue Overview
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Downloaded December 30, 2002
   
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