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ERIC Number: EJ769050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
School-Police Partnership Effectiveness in Urban Schools: An Analysis of New York City's Impact Schools Initiative
Brady, Kevin P.; Balmer, Sharon; Phenix, Deinya
Education and Urban Society, v39 n4 p455-478 2007
Despite nationwide decreases in school crime and violence, a relatively high and increasing number of students report feeling unsafe at school. In response, some school officials are implementing school-police partnerships, especially in urban areas, as an effort to deter criminal activity and violence in schools. This article examines the initial effect of New York City's Impact Schools Initiative, a punitive-based school-police partnership developed in January 2004 that increases police presence at some of the city's most dangerous public schools. An initial examination of school-level demographic and environmental variables reveals that, despite increased police presence, students enrolled at New York City's impact schools continue to experience higher than average problems linked directly to future criminality, including more student suspensions and lower attendance rates than other New York City Schools. The data also reveal that relative to other New York City public schools, impact schools are more crowded and receive less funding. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York