Media ReportSeptember 29, 2004
Suburban schools' safety under scrutinyDetroit Free Press
Elizabeth Barton, associate director for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Wayne State was quoted on whether rap leads to violence in suburban schools or whether teens with violent tendencies gravitate to the music. However, research hasn't confirmed a direct link between rap and violence, she said. Federal efforts to force schools to report violence have been ineffective because states have set such narrow definitions of violence and those definitions vary from to state to state.