ERIC Number: ED311556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
School Violence: A Survival Guide for School Staff, with Emphasis on Robbery, Rape, and Hostage Taking.
Quarles, Chester L.
The community school is no longer a haven of security; violence has become a serious threat to education. The first steps in school crime prevention management are to acknowledge the problem's existence and to report a crime when it occurs. This document, written by a criminologist, contains five sections that address personal crisis management and employee safety when confronted with school crime and violence. Specifically, the sections discuss school security, robbery survival, rape survival, hostage-taking survival, and crime deterrence and prevention. Many measures, both administratively and individually, can be taken to make schools safer for learning and to prevent, deter, or reduce school violence. Included among these measures are: (1) instruction for teachers in dangerous settings on target-hardening methods not only for their own safety, but for the youths who need to be stopped and confronted with their criminality; (2) the designation of safe working locations for teachers within the school building; and (3) the understanding among all staff members that personal security is one's own responsibility and cannot be delegated to others. Crime avoidance techniques are literally a lifestyle commitment; they are easily adapted to one's daily routine. (101 references) (KM)
Descriptors: Aggression, Antisocial Behavior, Crime, Crime Prevention, Crisis Management, Delinquency Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Law Enforcement, Police School Relationship, Rape, School Security, Stealing, Victims of Crime, Violence
National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 0243-1-00; $6.95 prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.