As we learn in the readings, media reports of school crime tend to
create misconceptions of a danger that is actually quite small for the
overwhelming majority of school users. In fact, given the number of
students, teachers, and other personnel in schools on any given day, it
is quite astounding how few violent episodes there are. To track
violence in schools, read the US Department of Justice and US Department
of Education report, Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011. After reading the report, please address each of the following:
Refer to a specific statistic found on the site, with proper
citation. Tell us why this statistic surprised you, confirmed your
In 81% of violent, targeted school attacks, at least one person
knew someone was conceiving of or planning an attack. In most cases no
one came forward with this information. Why do you think this is?
What are some significant differences between on-campus crime and crime in the general population?
Discuss the challenged inherent in preventing school and workplace violence.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your
claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other
scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.