ERIC Number: ED104006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Our Nation's Schools--A Report Card: "A" in School Violence and Vandalism. Preliminary Report of the Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency, Based on Investigations, 1971-1975.
Since 1971 the Senate Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency has held 55 days of hearings and received testimony from 419 witnesses on topics including the extent and causes of drug abuse, runaway youth, school dropouts, and the confinement of juveniles in detention and correctional facilities. A questionnaire designed to obtain categorized information about the extent and scope of violence, vandalism, and dropouts for the school years 1970-71, 1971-72, and 1972-73, was sent to the superintendents of 757 school districts with an enrollment of 10,000 or more pupils ranging from grades K-12. In addition, the subcommittee corresponded with 50 school security directors requesting any available information they desired to contribute. This report discusses the information obtained from these sources, together with various additional studies of school violence and vandalism. The first section of the report is a general overview of some of the trends and causes of school violence and vandalism throughout the country. The second section is a regional breakdown of the findings. The third and fourth sections deal with federal and state legislation in this area, and the final section details the subcommittee's future goals. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Note: 94th Congress, 1st Session, Committee Print