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Further, the high profile incidents of school violence that culminate in death instigate fear and undermine various stakeholders’ belief in safety of schools and the children they accommodate. The worrying trend of heightened school violence, coupled with the acute need for students to learn in a secure environment, necessitates further analysis into the extant "get tough" disciplinary measures, their efficacy or lack thereof, teachers’ perception of the same and potential improvement strategies.
Following the occurrence of serious cases of violence in schools over the past ten years, dealing with and preventing violence and consequent disruption of learning is a crucial and urgent concern for all parties involved. While these efforts are directed towards preventing deadly violence, they also aim at restoring security within learning environments. It is common knowledge that instructors cannot convey crucial lessons to learners and neither can the latter get adequately educated in a setting characterized by disruptive violence and insecurity. With the increase in fears of violence, children’s safety as well as education is put at risk and a chance for success in academia and later in professional fields is significantly jeopardized (Smith, 2000). This is because both students and teachers fear going to school. Further, the sole perception of violence is capable of causing physical and psychological harm to individuals, impeding them from reaching their optimal level of social and academic potential.
Currently, "Zero Tolerance" is the official disciplinary policy used in schools to counter cases of violence. At the policy’s inception, it constituted actions like expulsion and enforced suspension, as a response to possession or use of weapons, violent acts and drug possession or usage within school environs. The policy has progressively come
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This article is about zero tolerance policies in the work place. Zero tolerance policies refer to strategies that allow for meager compromise on consequences of certain work place mistakes (Punch, 2007). This may relate to scenarios such as violence, harassment, internet and intranet policies.
Companies are moving forward with zero tolerance policy in order to address issues related to threat and violence in workplace. The policed has two types of benefits. 1- Clearly defined guideline for expected behavior from employees and also underlined definition of unethical behavior and 2- the policy provides structural framework for company to address issues regarding violence and unaccepted behavior from employees.
This principle, in effect, reverses the burden of proof. The presumption of innocence is replaced by a presumption of guilt.
In contrast, Innes (2003) argues that reassurance or neighbourhood policing should be a key component of a 'total policing' philosophy which recognizes that neighbourhood safety is both objective (local crime rates are falling) and subjective
emotional and psychological. In this study we are trying to find out the extent of the problem and to see if the policy of zero tolerance will be effective in reducing bullying incidents that are taking place. The data has been gathered from a multi-cultural society to ensure that the results are not biased and represent the whole society not just a sub-sector.
To achieve this, the department of Zero Tolerance Policing should be made independent so that it may be free from any external interference by "the invisible hand". In the United Kingdom, this policy has been widened to even cover the internet misuse and sexual harassment that were initially not covered.
The issue is complex as it invades personal relationships, families, children, and is further complicated by the aspects of gender, religion, culture, and ethnicity. Victims may recant their stories out of fear, or law enforcement may minimize the crime and view it as a personal problem.
These policies may address issues such as sexual harassment, workplace violence, stealing, racial comments or observations, lethargic approaches to work and other activities which may harm the company or any of its employee's interests.
Anybody disobeying the policies implemented is usually suspended or fired due to the nature of these policies.
he normal course of work, cause damage to the property or make customers, managers or workers fear for their safety is included under workplace violence. The behaviours are either aggressive, disruptive, emotionally abusive or hostile and create an atmosphere of distrust
The recent shootings reported by the media further enhanced the reality that schools are no longer safe zones. Gradually, school violence became a reality that the society had to face. School violence is a threat as it