Bullying in Schools

Feb 3rd, 2012
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The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), part of the U.S. Department of Justice, has identified the following four areas associated with street gangs as key target areas for today’s police agencies. · Bullying in Schools · Disorderly Youth in Public Places · Drive-by Shootings · Drug Dealing in Open Air Markets For this assignment, choose one of these topics and complete a 5-7 page essay, using APA style formatting, based on the following question: “What can the police do to prevent, reduce, and/or minimize the threat/impact of (your topic) in the community?” In addition to researching and discussing past and current approaches to addressing these problems, reference the community policing strategies you’ve learned from the course reading material to evaluate current practices and in the development of your response.

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Bullying in Schools PaperNameClassDateProfessorBullying in Schools Paper Bullying is mean spirited and unwanted intimidation by another student. Bullying can come in many different forms but the result is an imbalance of power where one student suffers physical and verbal attacks as well as social exclusion. The bully repeatedly focuses in on their victims and subjects them to continued harassment and false rumors. Bullying causes the victims extreme emotional damage and lifelong pain but occurs most commonly in the school setting. In order to ensure that bullying is prevented the educational system will need to become more proactive and create programs and services designed to educate, reduce, deter and punish bullying. Types and Extent of Bullying The three types of bullying experienced by the youthful victim in the school setting consist of verbal and physical assaults as well as social exclusions. The types of verbal threats the victims of bullying suffer are name calling, false gossip, lewd sexual comments, taunts, and threats to cause harm. Physical assaults include hitting, kicking, pushing, tripping, pinching, and spitting on the victim. Social exclusions includes the bully taking steps to isolate the victim from peers by leaving them out of social events or gatherings and talking rudely about them to other peers. Other students will fear the bully and go along with their mean spirited actions. The victim will be isolated and the b

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