Abstract

Over the past decade, the frequency of violent crime on college campuses has escalated. Findings from a pilot study of an automated, cell-phone driven, personal security system tested on a college campus are presented here. Student participants (N=86) tested this system for 8 weeks and responded to questions regarding their feelings of personal safety on and off campus before and after participation in the study. Student parents (N=14) also responded to questions regarding student safety. Results indicate system users’ feelings of safety increased following participation in the pilot program. Implications for campus safety and administrative implementation are discussed.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2381-2338
Print ISSN
0888-210X
Pages
pp. 33-47
Launched on MUSE
2016-03-18
Open Access
No
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