ERIC Number: ED494602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Student Party Riots. Problem-Oriented Guides for Police. Problem-Specific Guides Series. Guide Number 39
Madensen, Tamara D.; Eck, John E.
US Department of Justice
Alcohol-related riots among university students pose a significant problem for police agencies that serve college communities. The intensity of the disturbances may vary. However, the possible outcomes include property destruction and physical violence and are a serious threat to community and officer safety. This report provides a framework for understanding student gatherings, specifically the problem of student party riots and responses to this problem. This framework can be used to systematically investigate local problems of student party riots. It can also be used to develop a wide range of proactive strategies to reduce the potential for student violence and other misconduct. In addition, this guide summarizes interventions used to control past disturbances. These interventions can be used to create a comprehensive strategy for addressing the problem. This guide contains five sections: (1) The Problem of Student Party Riots; (2) Summary of Factors Contributing to Student Party Riots; (3) Understanding Your Local Problem; (4) Responses to the Problem of Student Party Riots; and (5) Responses with Limited Effectiveness. Appended are: (1) Summary of Responses to Student Party Riots; and (2) Strategic Planning Framework for Preventing Student Party Riots. (Contains 80 endnotes.) [This document was published by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).]
Descriptors: Violence, Student Attitudes, Behavior Disorders, Intervention, Prevention, Police School Relationship, Police, Student Behavior, Risk, Drinking, College Students
US Department of Justice. 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001. Tel: 202-514-2000; Web site: http://usdoj.gov
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.