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School Climate and Violence: Does Immigrant Status Matter?

NCJ Number
Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice Volume: 13 Issue: 4 Dated: October 2015 Pages: 299-322
Date Published
October 2015
24 pages
This study extends previous school-based studies by examining whether and to what extent school context is differentially predictive of violent delinquency for immigrant and nonimmigrant youth.
Using two waves of data from two multi-city program evaluations - Teens, Crime, and the Community/Community Works (T.C.C./C.W.) and the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program - this study assessed the impact of four measures of school climate on violent delinquency. Results highlight important contingencies in the relationship between immigrant status and violence. (Publisher abstract modified)

Date Published: October 1, 2015