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Peguero, Anthony A.; Yost, Lisa; Ripepi, Melissa; Johnson, Kecia – Journal of School Violence, 2020
As demonstrated in extant research, there are significant distinctions across urban, suburban, and rural communities both in the experience of school violence and in the resources allocated toward safeguarding schools from violence. What remains unknown is how the relationship between weapons at school (i.e., possession of a weapon and attacks…
Descriptors: Weapons, Educational Environment, School Safety, Correlation
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Hamlin, Daniel; Li, Angran – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Schools located in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods report disproportionately high rates of crime and violence. Theoretical reasoning suggests that school-based parent participation may lead to improved school safety in these settings, but little empirical work has tested this relationship. This study examines the relationship between…
Descriptors: School Safety, Urban Areas, Crime, Neighborhoods
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Song, Wei; Qian, Xueqin; Goodnight, Bradley – Journal of School Violence, 2019
This study aimed to understand the extent to which parent involvement, community involvement, and schoolwide violence-prevention initiatives reduced school violence, considering school racial/ethnic compositions and crime levels of school locations. We used school-level data collected during the 2009-2010 school year, covering elementary schools…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Role, Community Involvement, Prevention