Juvenile Injustice

Hardy, Lawrence
December 2012
American School Board Journal;Dec2012, Vol. 199 Issue 12, p12
The article discusses school discipline policies such as the zero-tolerance policy in U.S. schools, their impact on minority students, and alternative approaches to school safety that emphasize proactive intervention. The author looks at school suspensions and other disciplinary measures against truancy and the impact of these measures on African American and Hispanic students. Topics include comments by sociologist Paul Hirschfield about school resource officers (SROs), comments by David Green of the University of Illinois' Center for Preventive Research and Development, and comments by Paul Chatman, the board chairman of the National School Boards Association's (NSBA) National Black Caucus.


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