ERIC Number: ED408381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Aug-9
Unowned Places and Times: Maps and Interviews about Violence in Unsafe High Schools.
Astor, Ron Avi; And Others
Students (n=78) and teachers (n=22) in five high schools with violence concerns were given maps of their schools and asked to identify the locations and times of the most violent events and most dangerous areas in and around the school. Participants were also asked to identify the ages and genders of the perpetrators and victims of the violent events. Participants were then interviewed about the locations indicated on the maps. Results suggest that violent events occurred primarily in spaces such as hallways, dining areas, and parking lots at times when teachers typically were not present. Results also suggest that girls are more likely to be involved in violent events than boys. By far the most effective deterrent to violence was the presence of a teacher. It is suggested that interventions be designed to increase the role of teachers in violence prevention. (Contains 1 figure, 5 tables, and 62 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 9-13, 1996).