Bullying in Schools

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Bullying in Schools Abstract As we are all aware, bullying in schools is a major problem in our society today. Bullying in schools has lead to suicides, school shootings, among many other acts of violence. In the following essay I will attempt to answer the question: "What can the police do to prevent, reduce, and/or minimize the threat/impact of bullying in school in the community?" My essay is based on information I have gathered through my course reading material entitled, Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving, as well as, internet website articles, a DVD entitled, Stop Bullying Now!, which was created by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Bullying Prevention Campaign - Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. Stop Bullying Now!, and a book entitled, At Issue: School Shootings. Community Policing policies and programs are based on collaboration between police and citizens in non-threatening and supportive interactions. These interactions include efforts by police to listen to citizens, take seriously the citizens' definitions of problems, and solve the problems that have been identified. Program goals include improved citizen esteem toward the police, improved police attitudes toward citizens, more effective police service as defined by the police, and more effective service as defined by citizens. Focus is on problem identification, analysis, and utilization of systematic problem solving techniques, together with a strong community partnership, as a means to achieve more effective long term solutions to persistent crime problems. The objective is to obtain a favorable attitude between the police and citizens by encouraging a willingness to work together cooperatively, with improving neighborhood stability and race relations. Educating and assisting community business leaders in crime prevention by

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