ERIC Number: ED310015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
School Crime and Violence: Victims' Rights.
Rapp, James A.; And Others
While schools at one time appeared to be immune from criminal liability and courtroom litigation, cases involving virtually every aspect of education have been, or are currently, in court at some level. This monograph is designed to help school lawyers, trial lawyers who represent victims of campus crimes, and educators and administrators engaged in planning risk and liability prevention programs and campus crime prevention programs. Issues discussed include: (1) school crime, the victims' rights movement, and the right to safe schools; (2) victims' rights litigation; (3) classifications of litigation involving victims as victims, victims against perpetrators, and victims against third parties; (4) schools as victims rights litigation defendants and the question of school immunity; (5) claims for failure to protect against or prevent non-student crime or violence; (6) claims for failure to protect against or prevent student crime or violence, including the possibility of negligence; and (7) the various responsibilities of schools, students, parents, and the community to provide safe schools. Primary court citations and state and federal code provisions involving victims' rights and safe schools are indexed. (PPB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National School Safety Center, Malibu, CA.