The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the topic of education and crime. While at first glance this appears to be a simple task, there is an inherent complexity in examining such a broad subject. There are many different perspectives from which a discussion of education and crime could develop. Criminologists might assume this would be an overview of the impact that an individual’s education level may have upon their criminal or anti-social behavior. On the other hand, parents might assume this is a discussion of the impact of school violence and crime upon the safety and learning of their children. While legislatures might assume this is a comparison of the monies spent on fighting crime in the United States versus that which is spent to improve American schools. Then, the novice might be expecting all or none of these approaches. This chapter attempts to address all of these views, albeit briefly.
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