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ERIC Number: EJ889838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
A Safer Campus?
Violino, Bob
Community College Journal, v80 n6 p26-28, 30-31 Jun-Jul 2010
The FBI, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Secret Service, recently released a report on violent attacks on college campuses that details ongoing security concerns at U.S. institutions of higher learning, including the nation's 1,173 community colleges. Researchers say the goal of the report, "Campus Attacks: Targeted Violence Affecting Institutions of Higher Education," released on the third anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting massacre that took the lives of 32 students and faculty, is to examine incidents of targeted violence on college campuses and to make institutions of higher learning safer. Across the country, community colleges have already undertaken efforts to improve the safety and security of students, faculty, and others on campus. Though there is a heightened sense of vigilance, widespread enrollment increases are creating new concerns and, on many campuses, fueling the case for expanded investment. The author discusses how community colleges have made investments in campus security that aim to give students and faculty peace of mind. (Contains 4 online security resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana; Maryland; Ohio; Virginia