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Reducing School Violence in Detroit : An Evaluation of an Alternative Conflict Resolution Intervention

By Bynum, Timothy S.

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Title: Reducing School Violence in Detroit : An Evaluation of an Alternative Conflict Resolution Intervention  
Author: Bynum, Timothy S.
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Language: English
Subject: Law., Law & economy, Litigation and arbitration
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Publisher: Department of Justice

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Bynum, T. S. (n.d.). Reducing School Violence in Detroit : An Evaluation of an Alternative Conflict Resolution Intervention. Retrieved from http://worldjournal.org/


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Executive Summary: In response to an increasing problem of youth violence, the Wayne County Office on Violence Reduction, in conjunction with the Detroit Public Schools, piloted a conflict resolution program in several Detroit middle schools. Using the Violence Prevention Curriculum for Adolescents developed by Deborah Prothrow-Stith, the Wayne County Office on Violence Reduction introduced this program with the intention of establishing ongoing conflict resolution programs in all of the middle schools in the Detroit Public School system and throughout Wayne County.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .............................................................................. 11 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS .............................................................................. v TABLE OF CONTENTS .............................................................................. vi LIST OF TABLES ......................................................................................... ix LIST OF FIGURES ......................................................................................... Xii INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................ 1 Incidence of Youth Violence ..................................................................... 1 Impact on Schools ................................................................................ 3 The Wayne County Study ..................................................................... 5 CHAPTER I ....................................................................................................... Violence Prevention Using Conflict Resolution Theoretical Background ..................................................................... Social Learning Theory ......................................................... Implications for Violence Intervention ............................................. Outcomes of Conflict Resolution Studies Important Factors to Study .................................................................... Characteristics of Successful Programs .................................. Ecological Theory .................................................................... CHAPTER 11 ....................................................................................................... 18 Detroit?s Conflict Resolution Program .............................................. 18 Description of the Program ..................................................................... 19 Goals ofthe Program ................................................................................ 25 Individual Participant Goals ......................................................... 25 School-Wide Goals ..................................................................... 25 Research on the Violence Prevention Curriculum for Adolescents 26 CHAPTERIII ............................................................................................ 28 Evaluation Design ................................................................................ 28 Purpose and Focus of the Evaluation ......................................................... 28 Elements of the Evaluation ..................................................................... 29 Research Design ..................................................................... 29 Selection of Middle Schools ......................................................... 32 35 Measures ............................................................................................ 46

 
 


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