ERIC Number: ED386623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Gangs and Victimization at School. Education Policy Issues: Statistical Perspectives.
Ralph, John H.; And Others
This issue brief looks at the relationship between gang presence in schools and students' reports of victimization and fear. There is limited data about the causes of either juvenile street violence or school-related crime. Data collected in 1989 and 1993 reveal: (1) minority students living in urban areas are not the only ones who attend schools with gang members--similar numbers of white students and minority students report gangs in their schools; (2) gang presence in schools is strongly associated with increased student reports of victimization and fear; and (3) when gang presence is taken into account, differences in victimization and fear levels decrease between students living in rural, suburban, and urban areas. Three tables present student-reported data on gang presence and experiences of victimization and fear. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Cited: ED546900