Public Perceptions of School Resource Officer (SRO) Programs
Myrstol, Brad A., Western Criminology Review
Abstract: Prior research examining people's perceptions of SRO programs has focused on the views of four stakeholder groups: school administrators, teachers, parents, and students. Notably, however, no prior studies have assessed the views of the general public, and few have utilized multivariate analyses in order to identify the factors that shape perceptions of SRO initiatives. Using community survey data collected in Anchorage, Alaska this study explores the general public's awareness of, perceived need for, and belief in the effectiveness of SRO programs, and systematically examines factors that predict public support for them within a multivariate framework. Results show that public …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Public Perceptions of School Resource Officer (SRO) Programs. Contributors: Myrstol, Brad A. - Author. Journal title: Western Criminology Review. Volume: 12. Issue: 3 Publication date: November 2011. Page number: 20+. © Western Criminology Review Apr 2010. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.