Reducing Bullying in the Schools: An Evaluation of Modes of Intervention

Carol R. Gregory, University of Delaware
David Kessler, Kent State University
Edna Erez, Kent State University

This paper presents the findings of a two-year COPS grant research project to examine the reasons, incidence and prevalence of school-based violence and bullying behavior, as well as the creation of intervention modes to reduce the violence. Vaious quantitative and qualitative techniques to measure violence and the effectiveness of interventions were used. Specific strategies deveoped by the schools-police partnership, including use of a mapping program, teacher training, security changes and parental education, and an assessment of their effectiveness are discussed. The findings which suggest a reduction of bullying are discussed and policy recommendations for reducing bullying are offered.

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