CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE
Causes and Consequences of School Violence
To prevent and appropriately respond to incidents of school violence, we must understand what factors contribute to various types of violence and how individuals, both victims and perpetrators, are impacted by that violence. This discussion includes subject matter experts who have explored the root causes and consequences of school violence from different perspectives and considers policy implications associated with their work.
Joshua D. Freilich is a professor in the Criminal Justice Department and the Criminal Justice PhD program at John Jay College, CUNY. He is a creator and co-director of three open source database studies: U.S. Extremist Crime Database (ECDB), The American School Shooting Study (TASSS), and the U.S. Extremist Cyber Crime Database (ECCD). Freilich's research has been funded by DHS and NIJ and focuses on the causes of and responses to terrorism, school shootings, cyber-terrorism, and bias crimes; open source research methods; and criminology theory, especially situational crime prevention.
Dr. Jillian Turanovic is an Associate Professor and Director of the Crime Victim Research and Policy Institute in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University. Her research examines various issues involving youth, school violence, and victimization. Dr. Turanovic led and completed one of the largest meta-analyses in the social sciences to identify the key individual, situational, and contextual predictors of victimization and violence at school, which was funded under NIJ's Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (award #2015-CK-BX-0001). Recently, for NIJ, Dr. Turanovic led a large-scale systematic review of research on the causes and consequences of school violence.
Dr. Campie has more than 24 years of experience leading research and evaluation studies domestically and abroad. In the U.S., Dr. Campie has been technical lead on Data Driven Justice and Pay for Success Initiatives, to leverage private and performance based contracting resources to support public safety strategies. Since 2013, she has co-led a series of studies on the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative, a statewide intervention targeting violent gun and gang-involved persons in Massachusetts. Dr. Campie is also Co-P.I. on a 5-year longitudinal study to study the root causes of school and community violence in California. She serves as a Senior Adviser on the National Reentry Research Center and is a core member of USAID
Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D., is William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina.
Emily Doolittle (Moderator)
Emily Doolittle is the NCER Team Lead for Social Behavioral Research in the National Center for Education Research in the Institute of Education Sciences, the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U. S. Department of Education. Emily joined NCER in 2008 where she oversees a program of research on social and behavioral contexts that support teaching and learning. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Chicago.