Dewey Cornell, professor at the Curry School and associate director of Youth-Nex, recently spoke with NPR’s Scott Neuman. In Neuman’s article, Violence in Schools: How Big a Problem Is It?, Cornell clarifies that while the recent violence at an Ohio high school might make it seem like school violence is on the rise, it is not:
“I know on the heels of any school shooting, there’s the perception that violence is on the rise. It’s not. In fact, there’s been a very steady downward trend for the past 15 years,” said Cornell in the article.
For more information about Cornell’s work, visit the Youth Violence Project website. Cornell serves as director of the project.