PROFESSOR JAMES FLEMING
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
MAKING SCHOOLS SAFE FOR OUR CHILDREN
PR Newswire, New publication shows law enforcement agencies and principals ways to partner for safer schools. (1998, Oct 10). PR Newswire. http://search.proquest.com/docview/444289313?accountid=35996
In this article, The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and The International
Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) collaborated and released a publication titled, “Safer
Schools: Strategies for Educators and Law Enforcement Seeking to Prevent Violence within
Schools.” Responding to growing concern over the threat of violence in America's schools,
these national organizations have applied their expertise in policing, education, crime prevention, and community mobilization to produce readable and practical strategies and
ideas to assist school administrators and law enforcement officials in keeping schools safe.
I found this source to be reliable because it was written by PR Newswire Association LLC.
PR Newswire Association LLC in New York, NY is a private company categorized under
Publishers Newspapers. Also, it is reliable because it is a newspaper article and newspapers
cannot publish anything without there being proper documentation to support their findings
It is collaboration between themselves and John A. Calhoun, who is the Executive
Director of the National Crime Prevention Council.
John Lott Jr., “Letters to the Editor: Will More Guns Make Schools Safer?” (April 1998) Wall Street Journal http://search.proquest.com/docview/398691980?accountid=35996
John Lott Jr.'s March 27 editorial-page commentary "The Real Lesson of the School
Shootings" implies that tragedies such as the mass shootings at schools in Arkansas, Kentucky and Mississippi would have been averted if we allowed teachers to carry firearms into schools.
He supports this assertion with his research which estimates that the passage of laws that make
it easier for citizens to obtain permits to carry concealed firearms have reduced mass shootings
by a whopping 84%.
This article was published by the Wall Street Journal. I found this source to be reliable
because it was published by the Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal is a national
publication that was founded in 1889 and it is the largest newspaper in the United States, by
National Crime Prevention Council, “School Safety” National Crime Prevention Council: 2001 Jefferson Davis Highway Suite 901 Arlington, VA 22202 (202) 466-6272.
Overall, schools are one of the safest places children can be. However, some schools have
problems, such as bullying and theft, which make them