The Science of School Safety

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Gun violence may be the most discussed topic surrounding school safety, but it is by no means the only one. Bullying, school climate, and mental health affect students across the country, and are some of the many other issues that the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) researches. Mary Poulin Carlton, an NIJ social science analyst, joins host Paul Haskins to discuss these and other important school safety issues. 

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This podcast episode was produced by and discusses the work of the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

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12 min.

Topic Areas

Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Mental Health, School Climate

Crisis Timeline

Prevention Planning


School Personnel