Schools and the Problem of Crime

Author: Stephen Boxford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134043473
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What causes young people to offend? What influence do schools have on young peoples' offending behaviour in relation to other possible causal factors? These critical criminological and educational questions are addressed in Schools and the Problem of Crime. The book examines the causes of offending in the school context among 3,103, male and female, Year 10 pupils (age 14-15), in twenty state schools in Cardiff. The findings of one of the largest empirical studies of its kind in the UK are used to examine the role of schools, family background, neighbourhood, young peoples' social situation and dispositions, and lifestyles on pupils' offending behaviour. Critically, the interplay and relationships between these causal factors are disentangled in gaining a greater understanding as to why some young people offend in the school context and why some young people do not, as well as examining why some schools experience higher offending rates than others. The book employs an integrative analytical approach which is theoretically led. Through gaining an understanding of the factors that cause young people to offend it is envisaged that future crime prevention strategies can be better informed and targeted. major contribution to understanding youth crime and delinquency on basis of major Cambridge University research study focus on lifestyle factors important policy implications

School Crime and Juvenile Justice

Author: Richard A. Lawrence
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195172904
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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School Crime and Juvenile Justice, Second Edition, examines the nature, extent, and causes of school crime and disruptive behavior, offering a comprehensive overview of this significant and growing problem. Drawing on numerous sources and on studies conducted over the past ten years, the second edition reviews the most up-to-date theories on the relationship between school crime and crime in the community, the role of parents and peers, and schools' organization and policies. Lawrence discusses current research findings, laws and school policies, prevention strategies, and alternative schools and special education programs for at-risk and delinquent students. Extensively revised and updated, this edition includes two new chapters: Chapter 6 examines the school environment and how school size, structure, and related factors affect school crime and safety, while Chapter 7 discusses recent research on identifying which students may be at risk of committing school violence. Chapters on the causes of juvenile delinquency and the role of police, courts, and corrections in the administration of juvenile justice have been expanded and updated to reflect the latest available research and resources. Ideal for criminal justice courses and an indispensable resource for scholars and school administrators, School Crime and Juvenile Justice, Second Edition, takes a closer look at the problem of crime and violence in and around schools. It offers a clear understanding of how people can work together to create safer schools and how educators and juvenile justice officials can develop cooperative delinquency prevention programs.

Encyclopedia of School Crime and Violence

Author: Laura Finley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313362386
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides a thorough compilation of the types, specific incidents, relevant agencies, theories, responses, and prevention programs relevant to crime and violence in schools and on campuses.

Homeroom Security

Author: Aaron Kupchik
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814748459
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Police officers, armed security guards, surveillance cameras, and metal detectors are common features of the disturbing new landscape at many of today’s high schools. You will also find new and harsher disciplinary practices: zero-tolerance policies, random searches with drug-sniffing dogs, and mandatory suspensions, expulsions, and arrests, despite the fact that school crime and violence have been decreasing nationally for the past two decades. While most educators, students, and parents accept these harsh policing and punishment strategies based on the assumption that they keep children safe, Aaron Kupchik argues that we need to think more carefully about how we protect and punish students. In Homeroom Security, Kupchik shows that these policies lead schools to prioritize the rules instead of students, so that students’ real problems—often the very reasons for their misbehavior—get ignored. Based on years of impressive field research, Kupchik demonstrates that the policies we have zealously adopted in schools across the country are the opposite of the strategies that are known to successfully reduce student misbehavior and violence. As a result, contemporary school discipline is often unhelpful, and can be hurtful to students in ways likely to make schools more violent places. Furthermore, those students who are most at-risk of problems in schools and dropping out are the ones who are most affected by these counterproductive policies. Our schools and our students can and should be safe, and Homeroom Security offers real strategies for making them so.

White Collar Chalk Crime

Author: Karen Horwitz
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781419694073
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is a teacher's attempt to initiate school reform by presenting testimony of 140+ award winning educators who enlighten the public about teacher abuse and its companion, White Chalk Crime(TM). It scales the self-serving EducRAT$' formerly impenetrable moat designed to shut the public out of their "business." And business it is, as you will learn in this comprehensive discourse on what is truly wrong with our schools. The raiding of our schools, which EducRAT controlled boards methodically conceal, is intolerable. Yet, few teachers report this due to the calculated use of psychological terror to squelch resistance. This book connects the public with the truth, including the unions' role, and constructs a framework for unraveling the corruption. It also describes the author's abusive experience at Avoca, an affluent suburban Chicago school district, and her disheartening journey through the courts, including the US Supreme Court. It carves the 1st authentic path for school reform.

Indicators of School Crime and Safety 1999

Author: Phillip Kaufman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788188313
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides detailed statistical information to inform the nation on the current nature of crime in schools. It contains the most recent available data on school crime & safety drawn from a number of statistical series supported by the federal government. The data in the report can provide perspective on the extent of crime & violence in our schools, as well as some measure of our national response to this problem. There are 4 sections: nonfatal student victimization -- student reports; violence & crime at school -- public school principal/disciplinarian reports; nonfatal teacher victimization at school -- teacher reports; & school environment. Charts & graphs.

Crime Anti Social Behaviour and Schools

Author: C. Hayden
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230306292
Format: PDF
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The behaviour and safety of children and young people in and around schools is a topic of world-wide concern. From school shootings and deaths on school premises to the everyday behaviour of young people in school, this book explores what is happening in schools in Britain and links it with evidence from elsewhere in the world.

Crime Prevention

Author: Steven P. Lab
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317495918
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Crime Prevention: Approaches, Practices, and Evaluations, 9th Edition, meets the needs of students and instructors for engaging, evidence-based, impartial coverage of the origins of crime, as well as of public policy that can reduce or prevent deviance. The book examines a range of approaches to preventing crime and elucidates their respective goals. Strategies include primary prevention measures designed to prevent conditions that foster deviance; secondary prevention measures directed toward persons or conditions with a high potential for deviance; and tertiary prevention measures to deal with persons who have already committed crimes. This edition provides research and information on all aspects of crime prevention, including the physical environment and crime, neighborhood crime prevention programs, community policing, crime in schools, and electronic monitoring and home confinement. Lab offers a thorough and well-rounded discussion of the many sides of the crime prevention debate, in clear and accessible language.

Party School

Author: Karen G. Weiss
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1555538193
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Examines the culture of the "party school" and the criminal behaviors that result from it