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Master of Science in Justice Studies


Perceptions and voices from high school students on crime, security, and school resource officers is essential information for criminal justice researchers; high school administrators and teachers; and law enforcement agencies that help keep high schools safe. A handful of national surveys have been done (e.g., Madfis, 2015; Coon, 2007) on school safety, security, and police officers in schools; however, limited information has been collected to hear student voices on school crime, security, and school resource officers. Since the post-Columbine era of American history, the topic of school safety has been a concern of administrators and parents. This exploratory research project collected data from those students who have since graduated from high school and are enrolled as an undergraduate at Roger Williams University. The data that is collected will add to the limited literature to gain a better understanding about student perceptions on the topic.

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