ERIC Number: ED427096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Crime Rates at Selected Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A Male Incentive Curriculum Model of Non-Violence.
Dickerson, Joyce Goosby Carter
An ongoing research project has been designed to collect and describe crime data reported between 1992 and 1996 by selected historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). The overall goal is to examine crime data reported by gender over 5 years with regard to four categories of violence defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation: aggravated assault, forcible sex offenses, murder, and robbery. Useable responses were received from 40 HBCUs. Data reveal an overall increase in the percentage of HBCUs reporting violent crimes over the 5-year span. Findings are discussed in relation to specific sociological trends, and a male incentive model of nonviolence is presented as a framework for addressing male violence. The model proposes an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates social systems theory and operant conditioning principles in the application of male bonding and interpersonal skill building. An appendix contains the model. (Contains 5 tables and 20 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Family and Community Violence Prevention (3rd, New Orleans, LA, October 1997).