Title

Active Shooter Incidents in Schools and Policy Recommendations

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Title

Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (69th), Atlanta, Georgia.

Publication Date

11-21-2013

Abstract

This roundtable will explore contemporary school shooting incidents in primary and secondary schools, as well as in institutions of higher education. Attention will be given to characteristics of school shooters, the criminal opportunity structure surrounding these active shooter incidents, and target hardening techniques. In doing so, the A.L.i.C.E. program will be thoroughly examined. Created by Response Options, the A.L.i.C.E. program seeks to enhance traditional lockdown or securing-in-place procedures with techniques and options that are effective in real situations. Information about school shooters, recent case studies, useful strategies and techniques, and demonstrations will be covered.

Comments

Faculty is roundtable discussant.

Conference title: Expanding the Core: Neglected Crimes, Groups, Causes and Policy Approaches