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On-Campus Victimization Patterns of Students: Implications for Crime Prevention by Students and Post-Secondary Institutions

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25 pages

This study reports on victimization experiences of college students.


The paper examines the incidence and nature of on-campus incident-level information collected during the 1993-1994 academic year from a random sample of 3,742 students at randomly selected 4-year colleges and universities in the United States. It briefly discusses the crime prevention challenges facing campuses today because of students' lifestyles; describes what various colleges and universities have done to help prevent on-campus crime and what students have done to reduce their risk of victimization; examines the frequency and nature of on-campus victimizations, the crime prevention behavior of students, and the crime prevention programs, services and measures at selected schools. The paper also discusses the need for more campus crime prevention, the content of crime prevention efforts, and the limits of crime prevention. Notes, references, tables

Date Published: January 1, 1997