ERIC Number: ED496264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Creating and Maintaining Safe College Campuses: A Sourcebook for Enhancing and Evaluating Safety Programs
Jackson, Jerlando F. L., Ed.; Terrell, Melvin Cleveland, Ed.
Stylus Publishing, LLC
This book serves as a sourcebook to enhance and evaluate safety programs, generate new solutions and interventions, comply with new legislation, and present practical steps and guidelines to establish best practices. It pays particular attention to the factors that may give rise to crime, considering high-risk drinking and examining the intersection between hate crimes and violence. Devoting chapters to discrimination in all its forms, whether against international students, students of color, or on the basis of ethnicity or sexual orientation, it reviews the range of issues relating to harassment and violence against women and engages with hazing and the presence of guns on campus. The authors pay attention to the different circumstances that may apply in specific institutional types, such as community colleges and minority-serving institutions. They offer perspectives from administrators, campus security, student affairs personnel, faculty and policy makers. The purpose is to provide readers with the context and tools to devise a comprehensive safety plan. For administrators operating with few formal support systems, advice is given on how to co-opt individuals and resources from around the campus and the local community to assist in maintaining a safe and welcoming campus. Contents include an Introduction: The Complexity of Maintaining a Safe Campus in Higher Education: An Administrative Dilemma; and chapters: (1) Changing the Culture of High-Risk Drinking; (2) Violence and Hate Crimes on Campus against International Students and Students of Color: Uncovering the Mystique; (3) Campus Climate for Sexual Minority Students: Challenges and Best Practices; (4) Campus Safety Issues for Women; (5) Why Do Students Beat Other Students?; (6) The Role of the Campus Safety Department in the 21st Century; (7) The Incompatibility of Weapons and College Campuses; (8) Safety in a Community College Environment; (9) Public Safety Issues at Minority-Serving Institutions; (10) The Legal Implications of Campus Crime for Student Affairs Professionals; (11) Exemplar Programs and Procedures: Best Practices in Public Safety; (12) You're Not Alone: Resources for the College Administrator; and (13) Elements of a Comprehensive Safety Plan.
Descriptors: School Safety, School Security, Colleges, Crime, Violence, Social Bias, Drinking, Weapons, Community Colleges, Minority Groups, Foreign Students, Females, College Environment, Sexual Orientation, Student Personnel Services, College Administration, Hazing, Student Behavior, Legal Problems
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Students; Administrators; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: N/A