Correlates of Carrying Weapons to School

Ni He, Northeastern University
Liqun Cao, Eastern Michigan University

Schools are places for learning. however, int he 1990s, several high-profile school shooting incidences shocked the nation, which indicated that schools could be infiltrated by potentially violent conflicts. Existing research on student weeapons possession are severely limited to sample size, using either a single school sample or citywide samples. In addition, there is a paucity of research that is focused on both the prevalence and the correlates of carrying weapons to schools. Our study is intended to fill this void in the literature. we anlayze the latest wave of School Crime Supplement (NCVS-SCS, 2001) data consisting of a nationally representative sample of shcool youth frome age 12 to 18. Policy implications are discussed.

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