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Table of Contents TitlePage Abstract 3 Chapter One Causes of Violence and Crime 4 Chapter Two New School Theory 19 Chapter Three Survey and Thesis Methodology 23 Chapter Four Teacher Perspective vs Administrative Perspective Within a New School 25 Chapter Five Discussion Conclusion and Recommendations 34 Index of Figures 39 Bibliography 40 Appendix A Administrator Survey 41 Appendix B Teacher Survey 50 Abstract What is violence By most authoritative accounts violence including school violence is the use of physical force to cause harm Physical force can take the forms of crimes against people or property Kreiner 1996 A student may spray graffiti on the side of a school steal from someones purse or from the lunch line or injure another student teacher or faculty member In reality violence has become more prevalent in schools According to the National Center for Education Statistics 2002 Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2002 in 2000 students ages 12 through 18 were victims of about 19 million total crimes of violence or theft at school A national survey found that at least one out of five students and one out of ten teachers have been victims of school violence Kreiner 1996 p 13 In perspective in a class of thirty students six of those classmates are likely to be hurt by violence during that school year Another survey discovered that one out of 12 students stayed home from school for fear that someone would hurt or harass them Kreiner 1996 Violence also hinders the learning process Students cannot concentrate on learning and the educator cannot focus on teaching if they have fears for their own safety or have to spend most of their time disciplining The basis of this thesis is to discuss the causes of violence and
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