Predicting violence from school misbehavior: Promises and perils
Article first published online: 28 FEB 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Psychology in the Schools
Volume 38, Issue 2, pages 173–184, March 2001
How to Cite
Morrison, G. M. and Skiba, R. (2001), Predicting violence from school misbehavior: Promises and perils. Psychol. Schs., 38: 173–184. doi: 10.1002/pits.1008
- Issue published online: 28 FEB 2001
- Article first published online: 28 FEB 2001
This article considers the issue of predicting violence committed by students on school campuses through the use of school discipline indices such as office referrals, suspensions, and expulsions. The existing research on incidents of school discipline markers is reviewed as well as sources of variation due to student characteristics and classroom or school-wide practices. Challenges in making accurate predictions about future behavior at school are outlined. © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.