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ERIC Number: EJ883584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1027
Campus Security under the Microscope
Pelletier, Stephen
Trusteeship, v16 n3 p8-12 May-Jun 2008
A university president's worst nightmare can take any number of forms. The lone shooter run amok on campus. The freight-train sound of a tornado bearing down on a dormitory. A river cresting its banks, about to flood a college town. From robberies and assaults to fires and chemical spills, the list goes on and on. Campus security and safety concerns have risen to the top of college and university priority lists--and to the top of the agenda for both presidents and trustees. As shocking as some of the recent events have been, they also have had some positive effects, many observers say. Most campuses today are better prepared to deal with emergencies than they were just a few years ago. This article describes the National Campus Safety and Security Project and discusses the significance of the active engagement of associations of university attorneys, insurers, campus police, personnel officers, and information-technology experts in ensuring the success of this project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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