Archive for Campus Security

11 Feb 2013

Hate Speech Legislation In The US – Are More Laws The Answer?

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Since the founding of America and the establishment of the Bill of Rights, specifically the 1st Amendment, there have been significant challenges to balance free speech with the competing interests of public peace and order. Groups have been targeted because of race, ethnicity, gender, class and religion in order to scapegoat for social, economic and […]

11 Feb 2013

Debate Of The Week: Should We Censor Hate Speech?

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This week we are debating the issue should we censor hate speech. Where do we draw the line on free speech and how much does such censorship infringe our constitutional rights? Are we better to let the cranks and haters speak freely knowing their words are often the best means of extinguishing their message and […]

06 Feb 2013

School Shooting Risk Factors; Reducing the Risk

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Helplessly crying out, “Why me, why us, why them?” does not deliver solutions; examining “why” most definitely will. To further this discussion of school shootings, it is important for understanding several basic concepts of crime and society. I offer three perspectives for helping advance the vision of minimizing school shooting risk factors for reoccurrence. School […]

04 Feb 2013

NRA Armed School Security Guards-Practical or Not?

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Following the Sandy Hook murders, the NRA proposed placing armed school security guards in every school to prevent another such mass murder. Proponents of the measure stated that having someone in the school that is trained and armed provides an immediate response to an active shooter in the critical first seconds, rather than having to […]

04 Feb 2013

Debate Of The Week: How We Can Best Protect Our Schools From Future Shooting Tragedies

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This week’s debate focuses on the vital issue of how to protect our schools from further school shootings in the wake of the appalling Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. We need to ensure nothing like that ever happens again. As such we pulled the collective wisdom of Chief of Police Scott Silverii, someone who has […]

28 Jan 2013

Crime Victimization Theories; Does Perceived Social Status Affect It?

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Crime victimization theories abound given that crime, victimization and the motivation for criminal activity are complex and often poorly understood, despite ongoing research by mental health, sociological and criminal justice professionals. Research has brought some of the factors into focus, but has failed as of yet, to determine what causes one person to cross over […]

28 Jan 2013

Debate Of The Week: Crime Victimization & Victimology

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This week we’re discussing victimology and crime victimization. What makes someone susceptible to being a victim of crime? Why do some people turn to crime? What are the predictive signals that need to be recognized in order to help both such outcomes? Here’s The Schedule Chief of Police Scott Silverii discusses theories of victimology in […]

25 Jan 2013

The Case Against Concealed Carry Guns On Campus

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All week we’ve been debating the rights and wrongs of concealed carry guns on campus. For the most part the posts have been supportive of the rights of students to carry guns as a defensive measure to protect against the kind of horrific incident that happened at Virginia Tech just a few short years ago. […]