The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Structuring Legal Reform

The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Structuring Legal Reform


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814763681
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 239
Sales rank: 574,873
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Catherine Y. Kim is a former attorney for the Racial Justice Program of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, National Legal Department. She currently teaches at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill.

Daniel J. Losen is a former lecturer at Harvard Law School and a senior education law and policy associate at The Civil Rights Project/ Projecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA.

Damon T. Hewitt is Director of the Education Project at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and founder of its “Dismantling the School‒to‒Prison Pipeline” initiative.

Table of Contents

1 The Right to Education
2 Unlawful Discrimination
3 Students with Disabilities
4 Challenging Suspensions and Expulsions
5 Disciplinary Alternative Schools and Programs
6 Criminalizing School Misconduct
7 Court-Involved Youth and the Juvenile Justice System
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“Increasingly, we must understand the production of structural disadvantage through a systems lens that focuses on the relationships between critical institutions rather than viewing them as distinct concerns. This incisive new work targets the interface between our K‒12 educational system and our juvenile and criminal justice systems with a fresh, unflinching account that is invaluable to lawyers, organizers and researchers alike.”
-John A. Powell,Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University

“Fills a much‒needed gap in the school‒to‒prison pipeline literature. There is very little information about legal strategies to interrupt the pipeline when you encounter reticent policy‒makers. This book provides just that, and covers all of the bases for doing so. As such, it is an invaluable resource for legal advocates working in the education and juvenile justice fields.”
-Randee J. Waldman,Barton Juvenile Defender Clinic, Emory Law

"This startling book begins with the insight that criminal justice processes have come to dominate U.S. social institutions . . . this useful, in-depth guide to education and juvenile justice reform would complement more sociological texts that explore cultural or societal aspects of the pipeline."-J.S. Montgomery,Choice

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