ERIC Number: ED412797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Crime on Campus. Policy Guidelines for Boards. Campus Life Policy Series.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
The guide is designed to inform college and university administration and governing boards about facts and issues concerning crime on campus so that they may develop policies and procedures for addressing it. After an introductory section that defines the trustees' role in managing institutional response to campus crime, Chapter 2 outlines specific issues in developing an overall institutional policy for managing crime risk: reporting criminal activity; security and access to campus facilities; campus security personnel; education; crisis response; statutory requirements; drugs and alcohol; sexual assault; tolerance; criminal actors; and crime victims. Chapter 3 discusses board oversight of the institutional response to crime in these areas: incidence of crime; statutory compliance; administrative responsiveness; internal discipline; security personnel; education; prevention and protection; cost-effectiveness of measures taken; and review of procedural effectiveness. Legally imposed institutional duties to respond to crime addressed in Chapter 4 include: common law issues (contracts, tort law, the principle "in loco parentis," the special relationship of school and student, negligence and foreseeability of crime) and specific statutory obligations. The final chapter presents a five-point plan for achieving reasonable campus security: education, prevention, protection, crisis-management, and insurance. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Agency Role, Campus Planning, College Administration, College Environment, Compliance (Legal), Crime, Crime Prevention, Criminals, Discipline Policy, Emergency Programs, Governance, Governing Boards, Hazing, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Legal Responsibility, Policy Formation, Recordkeeping, School Personnel, School Responsibility, School Safety, School Security, Sexual Abuse, Student College Relationship, Substance Abuse, Victims of Crime, Violence
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Hitachi Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.