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Are Campus Safety Concerns Overblown?

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Are Campus Safety Concerns Overblown?

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The April shootings at Virginia Tech prompted many parents to wonder about the safety of college campuses. A professor of criminal justice argues that campuses are safe, and that the shootings "had the unfortunate effect of injecting fear into the school selection process."

James Fox, professor of criminal justice, Northeastern University; author of "Q: Are college campuses safe? A: Yes," published in USA Today