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Elizabeth K. Love – ProQuest LLC, 2023
School security is an issue faced by all school districts. Some school districts in the state of Missouri made the decision to arm members of their staff to provide an additional layer of defense. This qualitative study looks at the lived experiences of PK-12 school staff members who carry a concealed weapon for Shield Solutions. The participants…
Descriptors: Experience, Weapons, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bowers, Alison W.; Welfare, Laura E.; Lawson, Gerard – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2023
Although research on the effectiveness of school resource officers (SROs) remains mixed, the number of SROs in the U.S. continues to grow. We interviewed 18 SROs, SRO supervisors, and school leaders from exemplar programs to explore SRO role perceptions. Analysis revealed three themes: (1) SROs support a safe learning environment via multiple…
Descriptors: School Safety, School Security, Security Personnel, Role Perception
Anjali J. Forber-Pratt; Dorothy L. Espelage; Luz E. Robinson; Ashley B. Woolweaver; Cagil Torgal; America J. El Sheikh – Grantee Submission, 2023
Schools are increasingly hiring full-time, unarmed school security professionals (SSPs), who are different from School Resource Officers (SROs), to help facilitate safe and supportive school climates. However, there is a paucity of literature about how they describe and engage with social emotional learning (SEL), particularly equity-focused or…
Descriptors: School Security, Security Personnel, School Safety, Social Emotional Learning
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Christopher J. Seel; Katy Holloway; Ioannis Angelakis; Jennifer L. Austin – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2024
Positive effects of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) frameworks have been reported in juvenile justice facilities but have not yet been extended to adult prisons. As part of initial PBIS development in a large prison in the United Kingdom, this study utilized focus groups to investigate the valued outcomes considered most…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Employees
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Muhl-Richardson, Alex; Parker, Maximilian G.; Recio, Sergio A.; Tortosa-Molina, Maria; Daffron, Jennifer L.; Davis, Greg J. – Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2021
When searching for a known target, mental representations of target features, or templates, guide attention towards matching objects and facilitate recognition. When only distractor features are known, distractor templates allow irrelevant objects to be recognised and attention to be shifted away. This is particularly true in X-ray baggage search,…
Descriptors: Air Transportation, Screening Tests, Spectroscopy, Security Personnel
Miriam Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2022
This qualitative case study discussed the security training and awareness for iMiTs Art's cloud and information systems due to the digital transition to cloud computing capabilities and usage. The study was based on the technology acceptance of the TAM (Technology Acceptance Model) model, security training concepts of SETA (Security Education and…
Descriptors: Information Security, Information Systems, Information Management, Information Storage
Lori B. Lodge – ProQuest LLC, 2023
This applied dissertation was designed to investigate the perceptions of school resource officers (SROs) in Southern Maryland regarding the support SROs could provide elementary schools to foster positive interpersonal relationships while maintaining school safety and what additional resources that the SROs needed to support their job. The overall…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Schools, School Safety, Educational Environment
LeiNitia Virginia Robinson – ProQuest LLC, 2022
In the United States, only fourteen percent of inmates participated in educational classes, and less than seven percent participated in vocational training as stated by Coop and Bales (2018). The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the perceptions of correctional staff about the vocational training programs Black or Brown…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Vocational Education
Amy J. Garton – ProQuest LLC, 2022
School Resource Officers (SROs) are a growing profession in public schools across the country. With the increase of school shootings, the number of SROs has proliferated without federal or state standards or evaluations. This mixed methods study examines the perceptions of 135 teachers in 6 different regions of Missouri. Through surveys and 15…
Descriptors: Teachers, Public Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Security Personnel
Michelle Matakas – Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2023
The 2022 Legislature increased funding for specific types of school staff in the prototypical school funding model, which determines the state funding allocations for schools. The legislation also required that funding provided to schools for physical, social, and emotional support staff (PSES staff) be spent on those staff. This report includes…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Security Personnel, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
Tara Lynn Bartlett – ProQuest LLC, 2023
School safety is a wicked problem due to shifting needs and available information, the diverse actors affected and involved, fluctuating budgetary demands and ramifications, and relations to broader social and political issues. School safety challenges encompass a range of factors, including threats of violence and fears related to school…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Safety, Educational Change, High Schools
Ernest Wardell Cooper – ProQuest LLC, 2023
This research study examined the perceptions of educators and law enforcement professionals regarding the procedures used in schools by law enforcement. It examined their level of satisfaction with their general feelings about the relationship between schools and law enforcement and the current school districts' overall school safety in three…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Safety, School Districts, Partnerships in Education
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Weatherford, Dawn R.; Roberson, Devin; Erickson, William Blake – Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2021
Professional screeners frequently verify photograph IDs in such industries as professional security, bar tending, and sales of age-restricted materials. Moreover, security screening is a vital tool for law enforcement in the search for missing or wanted persons. Nevertheless, previous research demonstrates that novice participants fail to spot…
Descriptors: Work Experience, Expertise, Security Personnel, Professional Personnel
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Curran, F. Chris; Boza, Lelydeyvis – Educational Policy, 2023
Following increased attention to racial disparities in police use of force, national conversations have focused on the role of law enforcement, including in public schools. This study examines transparency with regard to the presence of law enforcement in schools. Leveraging novel school-level and district-level data from the state of Florida,…
Descriptors: Police, Police School Relationship, Law Enforcement, Whites
Paul Graham – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The topic of school safety remains a widely researched subject globally. Teachers' perspectives concerning various stakeholders' roles and responsibilities in ensuring a secure school environment are often overlooked within this field. Unfortunately, there is a noticeable gap in this area's available literature. This research aims to fill this…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Stakeholders, Role
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