Investigating Root Causes of School Violence: A Case Control Study of School Violent Offenders, Non-School Youth Violence Offenders, and Non-Offending Youths
Final Summary Overview: Understanding the Impact of School Safety on the High School Transition Experience: From Etiology to Prevention
Dr. Hendrix discusses a 3-year, NIJ-funded study to assess what students and staff in 10 American schools know about the emergency procedures in their school safety plans. Identify main gaps in knowledge and highlight any characteristics in schools, students, and faculty members that might be related to their overall understanding of those procedures.
Dr. Scalora discusses his NIJ-funded research that looks at how police engagement and collaboration with rural school districts impact emergency operation planning and other aspects of school violence prevention.
Three NIJ-funded researchers help define school safety and discuss why it's important for school officials and law enforcement to have a discussion about school safety plans, the main takeaways are based on the research, and the importance for increased collaboration.
Group Randomized Trial of Restorative Justice Programming to Address the School to Prison Pipeline, Reduce Aggression and Violence, and Enhance School Safety in Middle and High School Students
The Associations Between Substance Use, Sexual Behaviors, Bullying, Deviant Behaviors, Health, and Cyber Dating Abuse Perpetration
San Francisco, CA
Research tells us that a relatively small fraction of individuals experience a large proportion of violent victimizations. Thus, focusing on reducing repeat victimization might have a large impact on total rates of violence. However, research also tells us that most violent crime victims do not experience more than one incident during a six-month or one-year time period. As a result, special policies to prevent repeat violence may not be cost-effective for most victims.
The 2009 NIJ Conference kicked off with a blue-ribbon panel of leaders with expertise in urban issues as they relate to homicide. These experts will discuss promising approaches that have resulted in reduced violence and community empowerment.
CeaseFire is an evidence-based, data-driven intervention designed to stop shootings and killings in high-incidence neighborhoods by directly intervening with those who are most likely to be involved in a shooting and by building support for alternatives to violence in those neighborhoods. Panel members will share their experiences “on the ground” mediating conflicts and working one-on-one with high-risk individuals.