ERIC Number: ED282971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Reducing School Crime and Student Misbehavior: A Problem-Solving Strategy. Issues and Practices in Criminal Justice.
Rubel, Robert J.; And Others
This report describes the initiatives and related activities undertaken between 1983 and 1985 at 44 schools, by three school districts which participated in a national demonstration program developed to control criminal and disciplinary incidents in schools. The three districts are: Anaheim, California; Rockford, Illinois; and Jacksonville, Florida. The report is divided into five major sections. Section 1 describes the behavior problem generally and provides background on the development of the program. A key element is an information management system designed to track the incidence of misbehavior and crime in schools to identify structural weaknesses and allow a focusing of resources on those weaknesses. Section 2 presents national statistics regarding the nature and extent of school-based crime and student misbehavior and outlines recent trends. It discusses the etiology and characteristics of school crime. Section 3 outlines the steps to be followed in diagnosing and taking action against school crime and misbehavior. Sections 4 and 5 describe more fully the initiatives district and school administrators can take to create a safe and secure learning environment. Five appendices include: (1) a list of resources for further information; (2) a discussion of relevant case law; (3) a sample inter-agency agreement for schools, social service agencies, and law enforcement agencies to sign; (4) a model school policy statement clarifying the relationship between school and law enforcement officials; and (5) an illustrative list of crime categories and subcategories for use in incident reporting. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Justice.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.