Campus Safety’s Top 10 School Security Studies of 2016

Here are the 10 most compelling research studies CS covered this past year.

K-12 campus security and child development have always been popular topics for academics, government researchers and the media, and 2016 was no exception.

This year, researchers from around the country revealed some extremely interesting findings on everything from student perception of campus safety to truancy, mass shootings, video surveillance and more.

For example, a Gallup poll found that more students fear for their physical safety in schools today than they have at any point since 2001. Campus Safety magazine found that two in three K-12 public safety departments don’t have enough staff. Media researchers at New Mexico State University found that mass shootings can be “contagious.”

Click here to read the 10 most compelling research studies CS covered this past year.

About the Author

Robin Hattersley Gray
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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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