At the state level, 7.1 percent of students in Texas in 2013 reported that they were threatened or injured with a weapon on school property, while 7.7 percent said that they felt unsafe and skipped school at least once during the thirty days before the survey.It is worth noting, however, that despite these somewhat alarming statistics, schools remain very safe spaces for children, with deaths at school accounting for less than one percent of all suicides and homicides among children ages 5 to 18 in the United States.Research has shown that there are no significant differences in prevalence rates between the sexes in TDV (Banyard and Cross, 2008). Preventing school violence: Assessing armed guardians, school policy, and context. In addition, TDV has shown to have serious social, emotional, physical, and mental consequences at a crucial time in human development (O'Keefe, 2005). Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 38(4), 631-647. (Read more…) In 2003, 15 year-old Otralla (Trella) Mosley was murdered in her high school hallway by her ex-boyfriend.
We see documentaries such as HBO’s ‘Private Violence‘ and read accounts of women who have been through horrific situations which prove domestic violence is a very complex matter.
(Read more…) Information about juvenile gangs is available in different forms from various agencies.
However, these forms are sometimes incompatible making sharing and comparing reports difficult.
While no punishment can undo the harm caused by a violent incident, disciplinary actions ideally seek to prevent further violence and restore normalcy.
Choosing the most appropriate response can be challenging, but analyzing the context of violent incidents can be helpful in the decision-making process.