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School Violence

A Guide to Selected Government Information Available at WIU's Government Publications Library

Web version of this guide includes links to web resources.

Federal Government Information

Crime and safety in America's public schools

Summarized findings from the 1999-2000 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). 2004
ED 1.302:SCH 6/45

The final report and findings of the safe school initiative

The Safe School Initiative was implemented through the Secret Service´s National Threat Assessment Center and the Department of Education´s Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program. It's focus was on examining the thinking, planning, and other behaviors engaged in by students who carried out school attacks. This document, details how the two agencies studied school-based attacks and what they found. 2002
T 34.8:SCH 6/2

How Can We Prevent Violence in Our Schools?

Provides you with different ways in which violence is created in schools. Lists the characteristics that can lead to violence and the factors that place students at risk for violent behavior. Also summarizes how we can prevent violence in the future and offers web sites where more information can be funded. 2000.

Early Warning Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools

Given to every school across the nation, this collaborative effort of the Departments of Education and Justice offers research on violence prevention to help identify the warning signs of violence early. 1998.
ED 1.8:SCH 6/7

Safeguarding Our Children: An Action Guide

This companion volume to the above Early Warning publication is in response to requests for a follow-up resource that assists in the implementation of school safety plans to reduce violence. 2000.
ED 1.8:C 43/2

Community Update

There are many articles in the issue that deal with keeping kids safe in schools. One article is about a study on the declining rate of school violence. Another is personal experiences that people have described and ways to prevent the issue before it happens. Tips for creating a safe school, keep the mind safe of children and how families can get involved are all in this brochure. 2001.
ED 1.85/2:85

School-Related Violence

Explains in detail tables concering Americas issue with school related violence. Incldues each aspect by race and grade on topics such as feeling unsafe at school, being threatned, carring a gun or weapon. 1998.
HE 20.7009/2:48/SS-7

The Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools

A guide to help schools and communities analyze vulnerability to violence and choose effective security technologies. 1999
J 28.24/3:SE 2

Preventing School Violence by Promoting Mental Health

This article talks about the goal of preventing violence by promoting healthy childhood development violence by promoting healthy childhood development. Also tells the plan that school are going to take in order for them to achieve this goal. 2001.
HE 20.425:9/3

School Safety: A Collaborative Effort

This issue devoted to school safety offers articles to help evaluate, understand, and prevent school violence. Topics include bullies, television influence, girls and violence, the violence warning signs, and prevention programs.
The Eric Review. Vol. 7 Issue 1 Spring 2000
ED 1.331:7/1

Keeping schools safe

This hearing takes a closer look at the implementation of the No Child Left Behind's "persistently dangerous schools" provision, the policies that states have established to define a "persistently dangerous school", how these policies are being implemented, and what steps are being taken to improve school safety. 2004
Y 4.ED 8/1:108-34

1998 Keynote Address: School Shootings and School Violence:What's Going On and Why?

As part of the Proceedings of the Homicide Research Working Group Meetings, 1997 and 1998, this presentation examines the increase in school shootings in the U.S. and the contributing social and individual factors that place some youth at greater risk for choosing violence.1999
J 28.2:H 75/2 pp. 116-130

School Violence: Protecting our Children

A hearing that examines the types of violence occurring in our Nation's schools and the efforts to protect schoolchildren.1999
Y 4.ED 8/1:106-9

Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: Preventing Juvenile Crime at School and in the Community

A hearing to discuss ways to help prevent juvenile crime.1999
Y 4.ED 8/1:106-12

The CMHS Approrach to Enhancing Youth Resilience and Preventing Youth Violence in Schools and Communities

The CMHS (Center for Mental Health Services) provides different ways in which they can help to prevent violence in schools. Also explains the patterns, perspective and protective factors of adolescent violence. Answers questions concering the issue such as what programs work. 2001.
HE 20.427:Y8

School Violence: Views of Students and the Community

A hearing consisting of students, teachers, and members of school administration speaking out on school violence.1999
Y 4.ED 8/1:106-42

School Safety, Discipline, and IDEA

The participants in this hearing seek ideas for effective school discipline and safety, with emphasis on compliance with the Individuals With Disabilities Act in situations involving disabled students.1999
Y 4.ED 8/1:106-67

Threat assessment in schools: a guide to managing threatening situations and to creating safe school climates

This document provides a threat assessment methodology and intervention tool for identifying students at risk for carrying out acts of targeted school violence. 2002
T 34.8:SCH 6

Wide scope, questionable quality

Three reports on drug and violence prevention efforts in American schools. 2002
ED 1.2:SCO 6

Illinois Government Information

Safe at School: A Resource Manual for Self-Assessment, Planning, and Training to Improve School Safety

This Illinois State Board of Education manual for schools offers information on problem anticipation, responding to crises, common contributors to violence, intervention, and prevention.1999

Legal Information

"The Wrong Answer to a Serious Problem: A Story of School Shootings, Politics, and Automatic Transfer"

A look at Illinois automatic transfer provisions, which allow criminal prosecution of 15-year-old's charged with aggravated battery with a firearm in a school setting.
Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. Vol. 31, No.2, Winter 2000 pp. 281-315

"School Violence: Is It Time to Hold School Districts Responsible for Inadequate Safety Measures?"

A look at whether, and under what circumstances, school districts are liable for school violence.
West's Education Law Reporter. Vol. 145, No. 2 August 31, 2000 pp. 535-553

"Empowering Schools t Search the Effect of Growing Drug and Violence Concerns on America Schools

This article explains in detail the was in which the government can prevent this from happening. Also a proposed idea of creating an atmosphere to teach the right lessons is a way of limiting the violence in schools.
University of Illinois Law Review. Vol. 200, No. 3 pp.1025

"School Violence and Its Effect On the Constitutionality of Public School Uniform Policies"

This article analyzes the impact of Tinker v.Des Moines Independent Community School District (393 U.S. 503 1969) on school uniforms and the rejection of Tinker by Phoenix Elementary School District No. 1 v. Green (943 P.2d 836 1997), the first opinion to specifically address school uniforms.
Journal of Law & Education. Vol. 29, Number 1 January 2000 pp. 113-118

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