How to End School Violence
May 20, 1999
NCPA Expert Morgan Reynolds Available To Discuss Growing Trends in Juvenile Crime
DALLAS - Dr. Morgan Reynolds, director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis, is available to discuss the growing trends in juvenile crime and what Americans can do to stop the violence following yet another school shooting -- this time in Conyers, Ga.
"America needs to wake up and realize that this is a real problem that can happen in any and every community," Dr. Reynolds said. "Parents, lacking the moral confidence to discipline their children, are raising a generation of Americans that do not fully comprehend the boundaries we all must observe."
What can and must be done to fight this growing phenomenon? According to Dr. Reynolds: "School systems, administrators and local authorities must take steps to increase the day-to-day security of their schools, and they must be held accountable if they fail to do so. Having armed security in some form would eliminate 90 percent of the probability of these crimes taking place."
WHO: Dr. Morgan Reynolds, Director of the NCPA's Criminal Justice Center
WHAT: Available for interviews regarding the school shooting in Conyers, Ga.
WHEN: Available upon request
Dr. Reynolds has published more than 50 articles in academic journals and has authored five books including Crime by Choice (1985). His most recent NCPA works include Does Punishment Deter Crime, Factories Behind Bars, Crime and Punishment in America: 1998 Update and Using the Private Sector Deter Crime. His opinion pieces and ideas have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times, National Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News and other papers across the country. He has also appeared on the NBC Nightly News, FOX News Channel and C-Span.