Victimization In School

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Victimization in the school system (Grades K-12) is a major issue that occurs on a regular basis. There are many risk factors that arise and that should be looked out for. One of these risk factors is the school’s location. Schools that are located in crime-ridden neighborhoods are at more of a risk of having high levels of violence within the school (Daigle, Muftic, 2016). Within the school, there can be students with low self-control because of their age, sex, a lack of capable guardianship from teachers, and having deviant or delinquent peers which can all affect the level of violence there. As an adolescent going through hormonal changes, it can cause a child to feel pressured to do certain activities to fit in and it also brings on new…show more content…
The respondents of this survey were kids whose ages ranged from 10-16 years old and their guardians (Finkelhor, Dziuba-Leatherman, & Asdigian, 1995). The results of this survey did show that the students who were exposed to school prevention programs did perform better on tests of knowledge of victimization than students who were not exposed to such programs. Some of the positive effects that were an outcome of these programs are that the students were more likely to use self-protection strategies, were more likely to feel that they were successful in protecting themselves and were more likely to tell people about victimization attempts (Finkelhor, Dziuba-Leatherman, & Asdigian, 1995). The fact that these studies are more likely to tell others about victimization attempts is a very important outcome of these programs. Communication plays a key role in preventing victimization at school and the workplace even as it can help shine a light on the truths about this issue. When little kids have the chance to participate in programs that encourage them to speak out, this can have a positive effect on preventing victimization which is a huge plus for society. The effects of these prevention programs were small, but overall positive (Finkelhor, Dziuba-Leatherman, & Asdigian,…show more content…
The National Consensus of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports on how many fatal injuries occur each year on the job. In 2012 for example, 4,628 people suffered fatal injuries at work (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014). 767 people died on the job due to wounds inflicted by violence from other people and animals. Of this number, 463 were homicide victims and the other 225 died due to self-inflicted wounds (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014). 81 percent of the 463 homicides were due to workplace homicide. Several characteristics of a job also help explain why violence might occur there. Some examples include individuals who deal with large amounts of cash and or late at night. Various workplaces may also operate out of high crime areas and this increases the chances of workplace violence. Sexual harassment is a special kind of workplace violence that has many components to it. In the eyes of the law, there are two ways that sexual harassment can occur in the workplace. Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment occurs when an individual is compliant with sexual favors to get favor at work or to get a promotion. Hostile Work environment sexual harassment occurs when sexually charge content creates an “intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment” (Daigle and Muftic, 2016). Women are more likely than men to experience sexual harassment at the workplace, especially if they

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