Copyright/published Year: 1998 by Oxford Univ
Juvenile crime is a serious problem in America. It has been ì increasing at a faster rate than crime committed by adults, and ì nowhere is this increase more evident than in the case of violent ì crime. Although crime in schools has not increased as much as ì crime on the street, the fear of school crime is having a ì significant impact on the quality of education in America. ì Attendance is suffering as many students stay at home out of fear ì of becoming victims either on their way to school or in school. ì Teachers are unable to provide quality instruction and are forced ì to work in unsafe conditions, facing disrespectful and disruptive ì students. Even though relatively few students are actively ì involved in school crime, it only takes a few students to create ì a disruptive and unsafe school environment. Many criminologists ì emphasize the important role schools can play in socializing ì youths to help prevent delinquent behavior. These criminologists ì believe that there is a relationship between learning and ì attendance problems, lack of involvement in school, dropout, and ì delinquency. They do not agree on the exact nature of the ì relationship, but do see a clear link between school problems and ì delinquency.
School Crime and Juvenile Justice offers a current and ì comprehensive overview of this serious and growing problem, ì examining the nature, extent, and causes of school crime and ì disruptive behavior. It reviews the theories that attempt to ì explain the relationship between school crime, crime in the ì community, the role of parents and peers, and schools' ì organization and policies. Lawrence includes a discussion of the ì most recent research findings, laws and school policies, ì prevention strategies, and alternative schools and special ì education programs for at-risk and delinquent students. Ideal for ì criminal justice courses as well as for scholars and school ì administrators, this text takes a closer look at the problem of ì crime and violence in and around schools, and offers a clear ì understanding of how people can work together to create safer ì schools, and how educators and juvenile justice officials can ì develop cooperative delinquency prevention programs.
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