Author

Barry T. King

Date of Award

5-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Comments

Submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Criminal Justice in the Graduate College of Bridgewater State University, 2017.

Degree Program

Criminal Justice

Degree Type

Master of Science

Abstract

This study examines the level of fear Bridgewater State University students experience about becoming a victim of a violent attack on campus by an active shooter. Since 1996, nearly 60 school shootings have taken place in American schools, resulting in hundreds of deaths. This study examines the impact on students' fearfulness in the wake of the most recent mass murders happening on college campuses at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University.

Committee/Advisor(s)

Jo-Ann Della Giustina (chair)

Jennifer Hartsfield

Michael King

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Criminology Commons

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