Effects of Security in Schools a Review of the Literature

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 6,8
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. be aware of disparities in the use of authoritarian strategies in diverse schools.
  2. learn evidence-based practices in promoting safe schools.
  3. learn about different types of school security measures used in todays schools.


Recent statistics suggests that schools have increased their reliance on security measures to ensure safe schools. School security measures are described as specific interventions that provide supervision, oversight, or support to students with the overarching goal of reducing episodes of violence and promoting school safety. This presentation will provide a review of the literature on school security and how it relates to school climate. Equity in school security will be discussed.



Mariam Hanna, Montclair State University
Johnelle K. Mannie, Montclair State University
Samantha Coyle, Montclair State University
Matthew J. Cuellar, Montclair State University

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