This book guides schools towards a proactive approach to school security, learning from tragic incidents in the late 1990's in the United States.
PART ONE: FRAMING THE ISSUES
From Paranoia to 'Politricks' and PR Campaigns
America Responds to Tragedy
Lessons Learned from School Crisis Incidents
'New Times, New Crimes'
Shifts in School Security Threat Trends
Early Warning Signs
Fact, Fiction, or Fad?
PART TWO: APPLYING THE LESSONS LEARNED
Assessing and Managing Threats
A Framework for Reducing Risks
Security, Crisis Preparedness and Comprehensive Safe School Plans
PART THREE: CRISIS PREPAREDNESS AND MANAGEMENT
Crisis Preparedness Guidelines
Process, Product and Preparation Issues
Managing Crisis Incidents
Preparing for the 'Post-Crisis Crisis'
PART FOUR: STATE AND FEDERAL SUPPORT STRATEGIES
An Example of Leadership in State and Local Preparedness
Where Do We Go from Here?