Episode 184 | Just School Safety Tip LinesJaclynn McKay
Original Release Date: December 10, 2021
In episode two of our Firearms Research season, Just Science sat down with Dr. Josh Hendrix, a researcher at RTI International’s Center for Community Safety & Crime Prevention and an expert in school safety and violence prevention, to discuss school safety during an age of mass shootings.
Dr. Hendrix has performed in-depth analysis on the efficacy of school tip lines, an anonymous means for students and teachers to report suspicious activity. Listen along as he discusses the data surrounding school shootings, as well as strategies to prevent them from occurring in this episode of Just Science.
This episode of Just Science is funded in part by the National Institute of Justice’s Improving the Understanding of Mass Shooting Plots [Awards 2019-R2-CX-0003 and SCON-00000321] and RTI International’s Applied Justice Research Division.
Some content in this podcast may be considered sensitive and may evoke emotional responses, or may not be appropriate for younger audiences.
Josh A. Hendrix, PhD, specializes in school safety, policing, incident-based crime reporting, and sexual assault kit processing in law enforcement. He is a project director, principal investigator, or quantitative research analyst for multiple studies funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics or the National Institute of Justice. Dr. Hendrix is currently the co-principal investigator of the NIJ-funded School Emergency Preparedness Study, an effort to examine the extent to which schools in the United States are prepared to respond to active shooter scenarios and other events of catastrophic violence. He is also the project director of the Bullying and Violence on the School Bus Study, funded by the National Institute of Justice to examine the range and effectiveness of behavioral management strategies used by school districts to address aggressive behavior among students riding the bus. Dr. Hendrix’s recent research has been featured in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, Deviant Behavior, the Journal of Family Issues, Contexts, and Sociological Spectrum. He is an active member of the American Society of Criminology and a reviewer for Social Problems, Work and Occupations, and the Journal of Family Studies. View RTI Profile.