About the Conference

The conference convened experts to address knowledge gaps in school security research, as they:

  1. Brought together conceptual models and scientific findings about security measures in American schools, with particular attention to gender and racial disparities in implementation, usage, and outcomes.
  2. Advanced the field by providing a detailed agenda for further research.
  3. Produced a document accessible to practitioners about what is known and not known about security measures with respect to overall effectiveness and disparate outcomes, and  theoretically or empirically-based refinements or alternatives for reducing disparities.