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Gottfredson, Gary D. – 2000
This paper reports on the National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools, the first national study of problem behavior containing information from multiple sources -- principals, teachers, and students. Nationwide, 7% of schools or an estimated 6,451 schools reported to law enforcement personnel at least one incident of physical attack or…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Crime, Delinquency Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C.; Payne, Allison Ann; Gottfredson, Nisha C. – Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 2005
Hypotheses about the association of school organizational characteristics with school crime and disorder were tested in a nationally representative sample of 254 secondary schools. Relatively small intra-class correlations suggest that most of the variance in the individual measures of school disorder result from within-school rather than…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Violence, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 2001
This report describes approaches used by schools to prevent or reduce gang involvement among schools. The study of gang prevention and intervention builds on a large-scale National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools. A sample of 1,279 schools participated in the study. Overall, 7.6% of the male and 3.8% of the female secondary students…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Delinquency, Intervention, Juvenile Gangs
Gottfredson, Gary D.; And Others – 1981
Reports by students and teachers of their experiences of personal victimization are used to examine the meaning and distribution of rates or victimization in a national sample of 642 public junior and senior high schools. This research integrates data from questionnaire responses by the schools' principals, teachers, and students; student…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Blacks, High Schools, Junior High Schools
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C.; Czeh, Ellen R.; Cantor, David; Crosse, Scott B.; Hantman, Irene – 2000
This project was undertaken to develop a comprehensive account of the levels of problem behaviors in schools. It also looked at what schools do to prevent problem behaviors and how they promote a safe and orderly environment. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the study and explains some school-based interventions such as social competency…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Delinquency, Educational Environment, High Risk Students
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Daiger, Denise C. – 1979
Rates of teacher and student victimization are examined in a sample of over 600 public junior and senior high schools using questionnaire data from teachers, students, and principals, and 1970 census data about the communities within which the schools are located. Factor analysis was used to guide the development of scales measuring community and…
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Crime, Institutional Characteristics, Poverty