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The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective

The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective published on

Authored by FBI Academy

This book presents a systematic procedure for threat assessment and intervention. The model is designed to be used by educators, mental health professionals and law enforcement agencies. Obviously, the same events that led the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) to this subject have also led school administrators and law enforcement officials across the country to consider and develop their own policies and procedures for dealing with threats or acts of violence in schools. This model is offered in the hope that it may help refine and strengthen those efforts. Its fundamental building blocks are the threat assessment standards outlined in Chapter II, which provide a framework for evaluating a spoken, written, and symbolic threat, and the four-pronged assessment approach, which will be described in Chapter III and provides a logical, methodical process to examine the threatener and assess the risk that the threat will be carried out.

Publication Date:
Jan 25 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1507676492 / 9781507676493
Page Count:
52
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Violence in Society

14.95

Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive

Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive published on

Authored by Attorney General?s Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Justice

Many of the recommendations in this report are addressed to Congress and executive branch agencies outside the Department of Justice because solutions to the dire situation faced by AI/AN children must be comprehensive and will require efforts beyond the Department of Justice. Therefore, the Committee recommends that the Attorney General work with the Legislative and executive branches of government to implement the recommendations.
The recommendations are intended to serve as a blueprint for preventing Al/AN children’s exposure to violence and for mitigating the negative effects experienced by Al/AN children exposed to violence across the United States and throughout Indian country. During 2013-14, the Advisory Committee convened four public hearings and multiple Listening Sessions across the nation to examine the scope and impact of violence facing AI/AN children exposed to violence in their homes, schools, and communities. The Advisory Committee heard from more than 150 witnesses. The hearings, attended by more than 580 people, were open to the public.
The primary focus of this report is the findings and recommendations that emerged from those hearings. In addition, this report incorporates and builds on two highly relevant reports that preceded it. The 2012 Report of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence and the 2013 Indian Law and Order Commission (ILOC) report, A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer.

Publication Date:
Jan 10 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1506174361 / 9781506174365
Page Count:
256
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies

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Youth Gang Programs and Strategies

Youth Gang Programs and Strategies published on

Authored by U.S. Department of Justice

The growth of youth gang violence and the proliferation of youth gangs into smaller cities and rural areas in recent years have focused public attention on the youth gang problem and made it an increasingly significant social policy issue. The public’s concern is understandable, with more than 800,000 gang members active in over 3,000 gangs according to the latest National Youth Gang Survey. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) shares this concern and is addressing it on several fronts, in particular, through OJJDP’s National Youth Gang Center. Youth Gang Programs and Strategies draws on more than a half-century of gang program evaluations to summarize what we have learned about:
– Prevention programs (including early childhood, school-based, and afterschool initiatives).
– Intervention programs (including those that work to create violence-free zones, establish gang summits and truces, and rehabilitate gang members in juvenile detention and correctional facilities).
– Suppression programs (including those focused on prosecution, police response, and geomapping and other tracking systems).
– Strategies using multiple techniques (such as community policing).
– Multiagency initiatives (including local, State, and Federal efforts).
– Comprehensive approaches to gang problems (such as the Comprehensive Community-Wide Approach to Gang Prevention, Intervention, and Suppression).
– Legislation (at the local, State, and Federal levels).
This Summary also describes an OJJDP – sponsored nationwide assessment of youth gang prevention, intervention, and suppression programs; debunks prevalent stereotypes surrounding youth gang members; and provides
research-based recommendations for enhancing the effectiveness of youth gang programs and strategies. Youth gangs imperil not only the safety of America’s communities but the future of our Nation’s youth. I trust that the information provided in these pages will improve our efforts to combat this danger.

Publication Date:
Jan 20 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1507630565 / 9781507630563
Page Count:
94
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Violence in Society

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Peace Corps Family and Friends Guide

Peace Corps Family and Friends Guide published on

Authored by Peace Corps

This booklet is designed to help answer the most frequently asked questions from family and friends. It also provides information that can alleviate concerns and facilitate a supporting role in the Volunteer’s success. The love and encouragement from folks “back home” is tremendously helpful for Volunteers as they embark on the experience of a lifetime.

Publication Date:
Nov 20 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1503298140 / 9781503298149
Page Count:
26
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7″ x 10″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Volunteer Work

12.95

Customized Employment Employers and Workers: Creating a Competitive Edge

Customized Employment Employers and Workers: Creating a Competitive Edge published on

Summary Report on Customized Employment Grants and Workforce Action Grants
Authored by U.S. Department of Labor

Customized Employment strategies offer new processes to advance employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor initiated a series of demonstration projects to identify policy issues that support the use of Customized Employment strategies in the workforce development system. The purpose of this report is to summarize the lessons learned from this demonstration initiative and the policy recommendations it has generated.

Information for this report has been developed based on the technical assistance provided by staff of the National Center for Workforce and Disability/Adult. Technical assistance staff worked directly with grantees in the design and implementation of their projects, and helped them to identify lessons learned.

This report is organized in the following manner:
Executive Summary
I. Background on the Demonstration Projects and Grant Initiatives
II. Recommendations
III.Development of Partnerships and Collaborations
IV. Experiences with Integrating Service Delivery Strategies Within the Workforce Development System.
V. V. Experiences with Leveraging Resources for Common Goals
VI. Policy and Systemic Influence
VIII. Sustainability of Grant Activities

Section I provides information and background on the demonstration projects and grant initiatives embarked by ODEP starting in 2001.

Section II summarizes local, state and federal recommendations generated as a result of this demonstration initiative. A key purpose of this initiative was the identification of policy issues and strategies to consider in order to address and ensure that individuals with disabilities can access and succeed within the One-Stop Career Centers, and achieve positive employment outcomes by using Customized Employment strategies. The sections that follow provide greater detail on the challenges and strategies experienced by the sites that contributed to the development of these recommendations.

In sections III to VII, information gathered from grantees’ experiences is presented in a consistent outline.
-Key findings and successful strategies-bulleted examples of grantee activities that have contributed to projects’ understanding of each issue.
-Overcoming obstacles-some of the challenges grantees experienced and the strategies they used to address them
-Discussion-the integration of findings across all of the grantees

Within the body of the report, individual grantees are identified by the city and state where the grantee is based (with the exception of Alabama, Montana, and Alaska, which were statewide initiatives). Examples from grantees are used for illustrative purposes.

Publication Date:
Nov 20 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1503300943 / 9781503300941
Page Count:
78
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Handicapped

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Literature Review of Five Federal Systems Serving Transition Age Youth with Disabilities

Literature Review of Five Federal Systems Serving Transition Age Youth with Disabilities published on

Authored by U.S. Department of Labor

This book focused on five Federal systems1 that play key and inter-related roles in preparing youth with disabilities as they transition into adulthood – vocational rehabilitation, social security, juvenile justice, behavioral health, and workforce investment. The book was limited to these five systems, rather than examining all of the systems that serve this population, due to financial constraints. This document summarizes each system’s role, the extent of its use by the population, and central programs and authorizing legislation. In addition, challenges and recommendations for each system are identified, as are common themes and trends across systems. Table 1: Summary of Barriers, Recommendations, and Trends starting on page 10 summarizes these challenges and recommendations by system, as well as the common themes across systems.

Publication Date:
Nov 20 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1503301265 / 9781503301269
Page Count:
66
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Handicapped

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Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action

Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action published on

Authored by The White House Council on Women and Girls

This book analyzes the most recent, reliable data about rape and sexual assault in our country. It identifies those most at risk of being victims of these crimes, examines the cost of this violence (both to survivors and our communities), and describes the response, too often inadequate, of the criminal justice system. The report catalogues steps this Administration has taken to combat rape and sexual assault, and identifies areas for
further action.
An overview of the problem:
Women and girls are the vast majority of victims: nearly 1 in 5 women – or nearly 22 million – have been raped in their lifetimes.
Men and boys, however, are also at risk: 1 in 71 men – or almost 1.6 million – have been raped during their lives.
Women of all races are targeted, but some are more vulnerable than others: 33.5% of multiracial women have been raped, as have 27% of American Indian and Alaska Native women, compared to 15% of Hispanic, 22% of Black, and
19% of White women.
Most victims know their assailants.
The vast majority (nearly 98%) of perpetrators are male.
Young people are especially at risk: nearly half of female survivors were raped before they were 18, and over one-quarter of male survivors were raped before they were 10. College students are particularly vulnerable: 1 in 5 women has been sexually assaulted while in college.
Repeat female victimization is common: over a third of women who were raped as minors were also raped as adults.
Other populations are also at higher risk of being raped or sexually assaulted, including people with disabilities, the LGBT community, prison inmates (of both genders), and the homeless. Undocumented immigrants face unique challenges, because their abusers often threaten to have them deported if they try to get help.

Publication Date:
Oct 31 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1503039889 / 9781503039889
Page Count:
36
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Sexual Abuse & Harassment

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VANUATU; The Peace Corps Welcomes You To

VANUATU; The Peace Corps Welcomes You To published on

Authored by Peace Corps

Peace Corps Volunteers contribute in very important ways to Vanuatu’s national goal of increasing opportunities for Ni-Vanuatu, particularly those living in rural areas. Volunteers support the work of development partners that include government departments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), local institutions, and communities. Ni-Vanuatu counterparts work with Volunteers to build capacity and to make projects sustainable beyond the service of the Volunteer. The Peace Corps program in Vanuatu helps:
* Ni-Vanuatu increase opportunities for education and training and improve the quality of education for young people.
* Improve the overall health of the Ni-Vanuatu by assisting community-based health care providers in delivering health services to rural communities.
* Encourage youth and women to take active, leading roles in development.
* Facilitate the delivery of other important development programs and resources to rural communities and institutions.

Working and living with Ni-Vanuatu at the community level is the theme that transcends the varied assignments of Peace Corps Volunteers. Volunteers are distinguished by their respect for culture, ability to speak Bislama, and willingness to live in some of the most remote areas of the country. They range in age, gender, and experience, but all share a commitment to the goals of the Peace Corps and to the people of Vanuatu.

Publication Date:
Sep 02 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1501025414 / 9781501025419
Page Count:
44
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Volunteer Work

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Promoting Effective Criminal Investigations of Campus Sex Crimes

Promoting Effective Criminal Investigations of Campus Sex Crimes published on

Authored by US Dept of Justice

The forum was attended by representatives from college law enforcement, student affairs, campus sexual assault victim services, government agencies, national organizations that focus on campus safety or address public policy issues for higher education more broadly, and organizations or individuals that provide legal counsel or risk-management tools for colleges and universities. The factors that prompted the forum were high rates of sexual assault coupled with low rates of reporting to law enforcement, the unique role of college campus public safety agencies in sex-crimes investigations, and the fact that most campus sexual assaults are committed by an acquaintance of the victim rather than a stranger. In addition local law enforcement agencies may be required to coordinate their investigation of a campus sex crime with the school’s investigation. Forum participants focused on four issues. One topic involved the challenges, issues, and promising practice related to the investigation of campus sex crimes. A second forum topic was the identification of resources that exemplify promising practices in campus sex-crime investigations or that may be useful in their implementation. A third topic was the identification of key partners in investigations of campus sex crimes and potential coordination challenges. A fourth topic considered in the forum involved suggestions to guide criminal investigations of campus sex crimes. This report summarizes the key outcomes and suggestions from the forum discussions.

Publication Date:
Jul 21 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1500588415 / 9781500588410
Page Count:
52
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Sexual Abuse & Harassment

15.95

Social Media and the Arab Spring: How Facebook, Twitter, and Camera Phones Changed the Egyptian Army?s Response to Revolution

Social Media and the Arab Spring: How Facebook, Twitter, and Camera Phones Changed the Egyptian Army?s Response to Revolution published on

Authored by U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

How should militaries think about social media as a factor in military operations? In this study I examine recent Arab Spring scholarship, with a particular focus on the significant impact of social media on events in Egypt in early 2011. Existing literature in this area centers on the ability of various social media platforms to unite and inspire population masses, yet does not address the important effect of social media on military forces responding to the revolution. This gap is exemplified by the general reluctance of military practitioners to engage scholars with actual evidence from real-world events during times of conflict. In response to these challenges, I offer the unique oral history of an Egyptian company commander who led soldiers in Cairo’s Tahrir Square throughout several months of intensive security operations during the Arab Spring. Through this descriptive study, I find that the prevalence of social media considerably affected the Egyptian Army’s response to the massive popular uprising. To evaluate these findings, I propose a “social media update” to Gene Sharp’s mechanisms of nonviolent change, analyzing the Egyptian Army’s counter intuitive approach to the events of 2011 in light of an updated Sharp framework. I conclude that the Egyptian Army’s experiences provide a tremendously useful example of how militaries may think about social media as a factor in military operations. Finally, I argue that a written account of the Egyptian Army’s response to social media is exactly the type of “policy-relevant scholarship” military practitioners must be willing to produce in order to inform U.S. policy in a truly meaningful way.

Publication Date:
Jul 16 2014
ISBN/EAN13:
1500535176 / 9781500535179
Page Count:
54
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Social Science / Islamic Studies

9.95

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