ERIC Number: ED382914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Independent School District Crime Report.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This report arose from a legislative directive that crime on public school campuses be studied. The study describes criminal behavior occurring on public school campuses in Texas. Data collection was limited to selected behaviors happening on school campuses in 50 districts from September through November 1994. Crimes committed by students or others associated with the school but that did not occur on campus were excluded. An incident reporting form, developed specifically for this study, collected detailed information about criminal behaviors, the victims of these behaviors, and the offenders themselves. Additional details recorded such information as the time, location, and nature of the crime; whether or not weapons were involved and, if so, what type; circumstances related to gangs, drugs, or alcohol, the age and gender of the offender and victim (if any); and injuries received. Appendix B contains a copy of the form. The school crime data are presented by district type (urban, suburban, and others) and by campus type. A general impression of the report's findings indicate that public school adolescents and teenagers--particularly male youths in suburban school districts--are treating one another badly. Over half of all reported offenses are captured in the two categories of simple assault and disorderly conduct. Three appendices include a list of participating school districts, a copy of the data collection instrument, and the instruction manual. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Crime, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, Reports, School Safety, School Security, Student Behavior, Violence, Youth Problems
Publications Distribution Division, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($3).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas