Professor of Environment and Natural Resources at Ohio State University
Pro to the question "Is the D.A.R.E. Program Good for America's Kids (K-12)?"
"This study found that D.A.R.E. did influence eleventh grade students' attitudes and behaviors about substance use. The differences reported here were all statistically significant, and in a positive direction. All in all, D.A.R.E. reduced substance use, increased peer resistance, encouraged communication with parents and other responsible adults, and increased positive views of the police. Prevention education programs such as D.A.R.E. have a major role in teaching the dangers and consequences of substance abuse. Like other prevention efforts, D.A.R.E. plays an important role in supporting families, positive peer groups, and communities in order to raise healthy, responsible youth."
Cowritten with G. Howard Phillips, "D.A.R.E. Works: As Reported by 3,150 Ohio Eleventh Graders," D.A.R.E. Association of Ohio website, 1999
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to substance abuse prevention programs; top-level D.A.R.E. corporate officials; and top-level federal government officials significantly involved in substance abuse prevention programs and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor, Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University
Adjunct Professor, University of New England (New South Wales, Australia)
International Research Coordinator, Centre for Rural Crime, Safety, and Security
Member, American Society of Criminology
Member, Rural Sociological Society
Member, Executive Institute Committee, Police Executive Leadership College, Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police
Chair, Departmental Professional Recognition and Development Committee
Former Visiting Professor, Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research, Colorado State University
Former Visiting Professor, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture
Former Visiting Professor, Institute for Rural Futures, University of New England (New South Wales, Australia)