ERIC Number: ED481463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
The Clery Act and the Views of Campus Law Enforcement Officers. Educational Policy Institute of Virginia Tech Policy Paper.
Janosik, Steven M.; Gregory, Dennis E.
This report is the second in a series that focuses on the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. It reports on a study of the effects of the Clery Act on law enforcement on college and university campuses, how institutions are distributing the mandatory reports on campus crime, and whether the Act has had any impact on reducing campus crime. Researchers surveyed 944 senior campus law enforcement officials at institutions covered by the Clery Act. Responses were received from 371 officials, 83% of whom were chiefs of campus police/security. A majority (57%) thought the Act has been effective or very effective in improving the quality of campus crime reporting procedures, and a similar margin credited the Act with improving the quality of campus safety programs. Institutions distributed the Clery mandated reports in a variety of ways, with Internet Web sites and campus mail the most often used methods for campus students and employees, and U.S . mail for commuter students. Seventy percent of respondents reported that campus crime rates have remained relatively constant since the passage of the Clery Act, and 90% of respondents said the Act had no impact on campus crime. However, 53% of respondents believed that providing the campus programs encouraged by the Act increased the confidence students have in their campus police forces. (Contains 4 tables and 16 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Prepared by Educational Policy Institute (Blacksburg, VA).