ERIC Number: ED160710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
School Crime and Disruption: Prevention Models.
Responsible Action, Inc., Davis, CA.
The focus in this anthology is on practical approaches to school crime prevention and control. The collection begins with two papers describing approaches to the study of crime in schools. One of these outlines a strategy for basing prevention programs on the findings of research tailored to a particular school, while the other offers a conceptual framework for studying school crime and taking appropriate actions to prevent it. These papers are followed by a group of articles which are primarily explanatory, suggesting current theories of causation, but which also offer concrete suggestions for altering conditions in school or society which contribute to school crime. Some of the areas discussed in this section include negative school experiences and low self-esteem, aesthetics of vandalism, the lack of meaningful roles for youth in contemporary society, labeling, and the structural and control theories of delinquency. The third category of papers differs from the second primarily in emphasis. While drawing on various theories of crime causation, these papers concentrate on specific programs or actions which can be taken to reduce school crime. Topics dealt with in this section include racial discrimination, student alienation, selection of school board members, school size, training of specialists, cross-age child care, community involvement, and moral education. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Change Strategies, Crime, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Relations Programs, School Community Relationship, School Policy, School Responsibility, School Security, School Vandalism, Student Alienation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Responsible Action, Inc., Davis, CA.