Public attitudes toward funding preschool programs to prevent violence
Public policy on violence prevention has increasingly focused on early childhood interventions to reduce violence over the life course. This paper examines public attitudes toward funding of programs in schools to enhance learning and to reduce violence. The data come from telephone surveys in a large Southern US City collected from 2004 to 2007. The paper explores the relationship between public funding of programs and increased taxes for programs. PLUM Ordinal Regression models were used to predict attitudes toward prevention programs controlling for demographic variables and political affiliation. Implications of these findings are discussed for understanding of attitudes toward school-based programs and their funding.
Criminal Justice Studies
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Forde, & Heckler, N. C. (2017). Public attitudes toward funding preschool programs to prevent violence. Criminal Justice Studies, 30(1), 17–29. https://doi.org/10.1080/1478601X.2016.1267008