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  • Campus Crime and Safety

    Author(s): Christina Mancini

    Nestled in the “ivory tower,” college campuses tend to be safe environments for students, but crime and violence do occur.  To be sure, crime trends vary based on the location of the campus (suburban, rural, urban, “college town”) and their “type” (four-year universities, small liberal arts colleges, community colleges).  Even so, there are certain classifications of crime that seem to plague colleges and universities in the U.S.  This chapter reviews the nature and extent of campus crime, efforts designed to prevent violence on campus, research-driven tips for preventing victimization duri

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