Running head: UNIVERSITY VIOLENCE: THE IMPACT OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
University Violence: The impact of Juvenile Delinquency
University Violence: The Impact of Juvenile Delinquency
Violence in primary and higher education institutions has increased in recent years. This problem commands attention and action on the part of parents, teachers, professors, government and most importantly individuals. Moreover, educators, and policy makers needs to develop meaningful ways to address this increasing problem of campus violence (Eisenbraun, 2007). Most research regarding campus violence in schools has centered on prevalence and prediction of violence. This study will address previous research, but will also investigate the history of campus violence in universities in the United States and its evolution along with an investigation into the impact of juvenile delinquency on campus violence. Although research into university violence statistics may provide insight as to the type of incidents of violence, characteristics of the perpetrator, and causes, this author asserts juvenile delinquency sits at the root of the increase in violence in United States’ universities. In an effort to provide meaningful information regarding the impact of juvenile delinquency, this author believes a foundational history of both primary and higher education violence warrants discussion as well providing suggestions for the focus of future research.
During one period in U.S. history, unwanted or disruptive behaviors where a mere running in the hallways, chewing cum, making noise or throwing paper at other classmates; however behaviors have evolved, and escalated to teachers and administrators need to respond to weapons use and drugs (Osofsky & Osofsky, 2001). Violence, defined as being any criminal or aggressive actions, which disrupts development and learning within a school climate, presently serves as the measuring tool for violence in schools...