ERIC Number: ED157191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Schools: Antiquated Systems of Social Control.
Marrola, Joseph A.; And Others
One of 52 theoretical papers on school crime and its relation to poverty, this chapter considers the perspective that violence and vandalism in schools are a structural rather than a personal problem. Various facets of the schooling process are discussed with an emphasis on past and present meaning of forms of social control and how these may be dysfunctional to the learning process and contribute to delinquency and vandalism. The meaning of the school experience to the student is crucial, and consensus of perspective is necessary to achieve social order. Why the latter is not being achieved is discussed, and suggestions for change are presented. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Hackensack, NJ. NewGate Resource Center.
Note: Chapter 23 of "Theoretical Perspectives on School Crime, Volume I"; For other papers in this volume, see EA 010 729-768