ERIC Number: ED169661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding School-Based Violence: A Litany of Issues.
Rubel, Robert J.
The purpose of this paper is to encourage persons concerned with violence and vandalism in schools to take a more critical look at school-crime statistics and reports and their data-gathering methods. It makes two points. First, writings on or about student crime and violence may be misleading because of certain errors in quantifiable data, such as poor data analysis or use of inappropriate study methodologies; second, certain related nonquantifiable issues, such as the fear of crime, also confound interpretation of this problem. The paper concludes by urging additional research and caution in the use of existing data. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, School Statistics, School Vandalism, Trend Analysis, Violence
Not available separately; See EA 011 530
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 26 of "School Law Update--1977" (EA 011 530); For related documents, see EA 011 530-556