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Maeng, Jennifer L.; Cornell, Dewey; Huang, Francis – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Threat assessment has been proposed as a method for schools to respond to student threats of violence that does not rely on exclusionary discipline practices (e.g., suspension, transfer, expulsion, arrest). The present study compared disciplinary consequences for 657 students in 260 schools using the Comprehensive Student Threat Assessment…
Descriptors: Violence, Discipline Policy, Comparative Analysis, Guidelines
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Burnette, Anna Grace; Konold, Timothy; Cornell, Dewey – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Virginia law mandates the use of threat assessment in all public schools, yet there is little research on grade-level differences. This study investigated a statewide sample of 3,282 threats from 1,021 schools. Threats significantly differed across grade level in demographics, characteristics, and outcome. As grade increased, students were more…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
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Cuellar, Matthew J. – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Recent incidents of school-based violence have resulted in the widespread implementation of school safety strategies across the United States. While research on these strategies has grown over the past decade, there is little understanding about their collective influence on indicators of school violence. Using data from the 2007-2008 School…
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, Factor Analysis, Intervention
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Schildkraut, Jaclyn; Carr, Collin M.; Terranova, Victoria – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Following the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech, policymakers have sought ways to improve safety on college and university campuses nationwide. Among the more recent proposals is to permit concealed handgun licensees to carry on campus. To date, eight states have enacted legislation implementing this measure. A limited body of research considers the…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Laws, Weapons
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Lacey, Anna; Cornell, Dewey G. – Journal of School Violence, 2016
Bully victimization is associated with lower academic performance for individual students; however, less is known about the impact of bullying on the academic performance of the school as a whole. This study examined how retrospective administrator reports of both the prevalence of teasing and bullying (PTB) and the use of evidence-based bullying…
Descriptors: Bullying, State Policy, Administrator Attitudes, Testing Programs