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But I am Here to Help: How School Climate Factors and Interactions Define School Resource Officer Roles

Abstract The presence of police officers is not an assurance of safety for everyone. Yet,

modern concerns for school safety suggest there is a need for more police officers in

schools. Over the last 70 years of School Resource Officer (SRO) programs, the variations

of SRO program implementation and the expectation of roles and responsibilities has

produced conflicting research on benefits or harms of police in the school environment.

The purpose of police in schools has shuffled from relationship-building ambassadors for

the community, to educators on crime prevention and drug use, to law enforcement

officers for punitive juvenile sanctions, to counselors and role models for legal

socialization, and other roles for emergency management and c... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Herbert, Jessica L. (Author) / Sweeten, Gary (Advisor) / Decker, Scott (Committee member) / Scott, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology / Education policy / Social research / risk factors / role conflict / school climate / school resource officer / school safety / school violence
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 126 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Criminology and Criminal Justice 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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