Academic journal article Journal of School Health

Schools and Neighborhoods: Organizational and Environmental Factors Associated with Crime in Secondary Schools

Academic journal article Journal of School Health

Schools and Neighborhoods: Organizational and Environmental Factors Associated with Crime in Secondary Schools

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October 2008 issue of Journal of School Health

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1. In the 1999-2000 school year, the number of incidents of violence occurring on school campuses in the United States was:

a) 500,000.

b) 1,000,000.

c) 1,500,000.

d) 2,000,000.

2. The hypotheses in this study were based upon:

a) Asset Development.

b) Social Cognitive Theory.

c) The Broken Windows Theory.

d) Social Capital.

3. Incidents of school crime for 2000-2001 used in this study were obtained from:

a) The Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department.

b) The California Department of Education.

c) The Los Angeles Police Department.

d) Both a and c.

4. School-level organizational and education variables used in this study included:

a) Suspension and expulsion rates.

b) Percentage of certified teachers and student-to-teacher ratios.

c) Percentage of students on free and reduced-price lunch programs.

d) All of the above.

5. Data to compute the Dilapidation Index was obtained from:

a) Census data.

b) The Real Estate Livability Index.

c) On-site inspections by licensed school security professionals.

d) Self-reports of school administrators.

6. The statistical test used to compare distributions of organizational and education school variables between middle and high schools was:

a) Chi square. …

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