ERIC Number: EJ912008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Early Campus Response to Disruptive Behavior
Stump, Linda J.; Zdziarski, Eugene L.
Campus Law Enforcement Journal, v38 n5 p17-18 Sep-Oct 2008
As major events define generations and tragedies define and refine protocol response to significant incidents, a sense of comfort and confidence is attained as the authors train individually and organizationally to respond to extreme events, and yet those who have experienced them know that no plan goes as it should. There are, however, steps or ways to communicate, earlier in an identified crisis situation, that help identify student, faculty, staff or visitors on campuses who might evolve into "a person of concern." Early identification of these individuals can assist with the monitoring of future behavior, establishing/reinforcing expectations of behavior, and if necessary appropriate enforcement to help reach the goals of personal and campus safely. This article presents an example of a threat assessment process used by college administrators to provide an early campus response to disruptive behavior. This process is described in a series of four stages (Case Consultation, Risk Assessment, Threat Management, and Threat Response) that represent increasing levels of threat to the campus community.
Descriptors: School Security, Identification, Antisocial Behavior, Intervention, Methods, Risk Management
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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