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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Building Security
By
J Stroik
J Stroik
1
Research architect
, Environmental Design Research Division—Center for Building Technology,
National Bureau of Standards
,
Washington, D.C., 20234
;
symposium chairman and editor
.
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-0606-8
ISBN:
978-0-8031-0606-2
No. of Pages:
221
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1981

This paper is a general survey and analysis of the growing problems relating to school security. It discusses the neglect and indifference of various educational, governmental and professional organizations in their dealings with the menace confronting our 100 000 schools in the nation. It details the increase in crime taking place within the school corridors and recommends certain actions that may help regain control of the school from the vandal and juvenile criminal. The theme of the paper is a general criticism of the actions of the educational community that refuse to believe that our schools are being attacked by students and that the problems are spreading from the urban centers to the suburbs. A great deal of emphasis is placed on the lack of standards and guidelines relating to security hardware.

1.
Bayh
,
Birch
Preliminary Report of the Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency
,” in
Violence and Vandalism: Current Trends in School Policies and Programs
,
Arlington, Va
,
National School Public Relations Association
,
1975
, p. 5.
2.
Violent Schools—Safe Schools
,”
The Safe School Study Report to the Congressional Executive Summary
,
National Institute of Education
,
02
1978
.
3.
Suing To Prevent Schoolyard Crime
,”
Newsweek
, 2 June, 1980, p. 58.
4.
Violence in Schools, Nation's Best Kept Secret
,”
Jersey Journal
,
19
10
1979
, p. 17.
5.
Frazier
,
Osbourne
Salvaging a School Alarm System
,”
American School and University
,
10
1979
, pp. 64-65.
6.
Sabatino
,
Leonard
, “
Audio Alarm Systems—Take Another Look
,”
American School and University
,
10
1980
, pp. 50-54.
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