ERIC Number: ED471333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Safety in Numbers: Collecting and Using Crime, Violence, and Discipline Incident Data To Make a Difference in Schools.
Hantman, Irene; Bairu, Ghedam; Barwick, Annette; Smith, Bill; Mack, Bunny; Meston, Susan; Rocks, Linda; James, Brad
Collecting and using incident data are essential steps for creating safe schools. ("Incidents" are anything from criminal acts to minor problem behaviors that disrupt the orderly functioning of schools and classrooms.) With good data, it is possible to develop effective prevention and intervention plans. This handbook presents the recommendations of the Crime, Violence, and Discipline Task Force--part of the National Center for Education Statistics and the National Forum on Education Statistics--on what types of information to collect, why it is important to collect such information, and how it can be used to improve school safety. It is designed to help school, district, and state staff improve their effectiveness in collecting and using disciplinary incident data. Chapter 1 presents the rationale for how collecting and using incident data can help schools achieve their mission. Chapter 2 discusses ensuring the accuracy of data, and ways of enlisting public support and financing data collection. Chapter 3 describes approaches for presenting information to the public on what has been collected. Chapter 4 presents the elements of the incident database. Appended are the current federal reporting requirements. (Contains 7 figures, including 5 sample graphs, and 46 references.) (WFA)
Descriptors: Crime Prevention, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Databases, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, School Security, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Victims of Crime
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Forum on Education Statistics.
IES Cited: ED473566