Resources Officers in Suburban Schools Term Paper by Nicky

A look at the role of resource officers in suburban schools.
# 150133 | 1,185 words | 13 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Jan 27, 2012 in Education (Elementary School) , Criminology (Juvenile Justice)

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This paper discusses the job description and contributions of resource officers in suburban schools. First, the paper outlines the resources officer's responsibilities to the school and community. Next, the paper cites numerous scholars and their research about violence in schools and how the resource officer assists in addressing and reducing this problem. In particular, the paper notes how resource officers can make changes when violence exists in a school. Then, the paper gives an in-depth examination of character education in the school and as it related to violence there. The paper concludes by examining attitudes of resource officers towards implementing character education programs as well as other academic setups in suburban elementary settings to counter the growing concern about safety and the universal threat of violence in suburban schools.

From the Paper:

"Character education, like any other format of education, is driven by the attitudes and approach of the adults in a society. They are the pillars that design the characteristics of the youth that drives the future of any society. It is true that the word or phrase "character education" has always been addressed and tackled as the one phenomenon whereby the older generations in a society can design the behavior, information, mannerisms and personalities of the younger generations by controlling and managing their experiences n early childhood or youthful years (Banas, 2001; Posey et al. 2002). This particular burden is carried more so by teachers nowadays then any other segment of people in a society, or in the case of this study, this burden will be carried by the resource officers employed in the suburban schools. Hence, looking at a more academic approach for a definition of character education, one can say that resource officers can build the idea or perception that a student has towards education in general, institution..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Banas, S. L. (2001). Caring messages for the school year: 40 weeks of daily discussion ideas on character. Chapel Hill, NC: Character Development Group, Inc.
  • Bond, B. (2001). Principals and school resource officers: Defining roles. Principal Leadership, 1(8), 52-55.
  • Curtis, A. M. (2002). A good place to be: A leadership guide for making your vision a reality...within your school, within your classroom, within your family, within your heart. Port Chester, NY: Dude Publishing, a division of National Professional Resources.
  • Devine, Tony, Joon Ho Seuk, and Andrew Wilson. (2000). Cultivating heart and character: educating for life's most essential goals. Chapel Hill, NC: Character Development Group, Inc.
  • Gauld, Joseph W. (2003) Hyde: Preparation for life. Bath, ME: The Hyde Foundation. (

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