By R. Barri Flowers
Fresh years have noticeable a rise in cognizance solid in the direction of on-campus crime. This booklet examines the breadth of great illegal activity and victimization happening on university and collage campuses around the usa, putting particular emphasis at the dating among drug and alcohol abuse and legal actions comparable to sexual attack, courting violence, stalking, hate crime, and homicide. The e-book additionally presents numerous sufferer assets and a advisor to legislation appropriate to the prevention and deterrence of on-campus crime.
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40 A comparable rise was found in the use of other opioid medications, sedatives, and stimulants. 42 The survey also found: • Males abused Ritalin, Dexedrine, and Adderall twice as often as females. • White students abused stimulant medication more often than African American or Asian students. • Fraternity or sorority members were more likely to abuse stimulants than non members. • Abusers of prescription stimulants had a higher incidence of smoking cigarettes, using marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy, and problem drinking.
Disciplinary issues at home. School problems such as truancy, suspensions, or being expelled. History of cruelty to animals. Obsessed with hate or antigovernment groups. 52 Chapter 3 — Murder • Membership in a gang or antisocial group. • Involvement with a satanic cult. • A fascination with violent games, books, movies, or other violent entertainment. • Suicidal thought. • Afﬁxes blame for problems in life to others. Researchers have found that, contrary to popular belief, most school shooters are not loners, but rather joiners, “whose attempts at social integration fail so that they let their thinking and even … plans be known, sometimes frequently over long periods of time.
38 Chapter 3 MURDER Though school-related shootings and homicides have been relatively rare on college campuses, particularly in relation to more common types of offenses such as sexual assault, stalking, and vandalism, in recent years there have been a number of high proﬁle school murders that have put a greater focus on this crime and doing much more to make the college environment safer for students and faculty. The 1986 rape-murder of a nineteen-year-old college student in her residence hall room led to the enactment of the Clery Act (see also Chapter 4), which required colleges and universities to report crime statistics to the Department of Education along with the almost sixteen million students attending some 4,200 institutions of higher education.