2018 McNair Scholars Program Summer Research Symposium

Title

Evaluating School Conduct Policies in Relation to School Violence

Presentation Type

Paper

Abstract

In this study, I used purposeful sampling to analyze the school conduct policies of high schools across the United States that experienced a shooting in academic years 2016-2018. Selected schools were ranked with respect to severity of school violence. I then employed a content-analysis methodology to code the intended response of schools to serious conduct offenses as expressed in these schools’ conduct policies. From these data, I will describe the variation in exclusionary discipline policies within this select sample of schools and examine the relationship between level of opportune discretion explicitly stated in a policy and severity of violence within the school. I will also examine individual and school characteristics that contribute to risk or protective factors related to school violence.

Start Date

20-7-2018 10:00 AM

End Date

20-7-2018 12:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Anthony Gabriele

Department

Department of Social Work

Embargo Date

9-19-2018

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Evaluating School Conduct Policies in Relation to School Violence

In this study, I used purposeful sampling to analyze the school conduct policies of high schools across the United States that experienced a shooting in academic years 2016-2018. Selected schools were ranked with respect to severity of school violence. I then employed a content-analysis methodology to code the intended response of schools to serious conduct offenses as expressed in these schools’ conduct policies. From these data, I will describe the variation in exclusionary discipline policies within this select sample of schools and examine the relationship between level of opportune discretion explicitly stated in a policy and severity of violence within the school. I will also examine individual and school characteristics that contribute to risk or protective factors related to school violence.