The expanded use of zero-tolerance policies and security measures in schools has exponentially increased arrests and referrals to the juvenile courts√≥often for typical adolescent developmental behaviors and low-level misdemeanors. This is the first truly comprehensive assessment of the "school-to-prison pipeline"√≥a term that refers to the increased risk for certain individuals, disproportionately from minority and impoverished communities, to end up ensnared in the criminal justice system because of excessively punitive disciplinary policies in schools. Written by one of the foremost experts on this topic, the book examines school disciplinary policies and juvenile justice policies that contribute to the pipeline, describes its impact on targeted√≥both intentionally and unintentionally√≥children and adolescents, and recommends a more supportive and rehabilitative model that challenges the criminalization of education and punitive juvenile justice.
The book outlines effective policies, interventions, and preventative efforts that can be used to improve school climates and safety. The author includes specific recommendations for delinquency, detention, and incarceration prevention. The text incorporates a vast store of empirical knowledge from all relevant fields of study and includes research citations for more in-depth study. Case examples illuminate the plight of adolescents enmeshed in these systems along with effective interventions. The book is a vital resource for undergraduate and graduate students of social work and criminal justice as well as for juvenile court and school personnel and policymakers.
- Provides a comprehensive assessment of the school-to-prison pipeline
- Recommends a supportive and rehabilitative model that decriminalizes education and challenges punitive juvenile justice
- Written by one of the foremost national experts on this topic
- Identifies the major risk factors for involvement in the pipeline
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Christopher A. Mallett, PhD, JD, MSW, professor of social work, teaches research methods, statistics, program evaluation, and mental health policy graduate and undergraduate courses at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Mallett is licensed in Ohio as a social worker and attorney, and he has a long history of working with, advocating for, and representing vulnerable children, adolescents, and their families. His research and scholarship focus on disability law, juvenile delinquency, and young people with certain difficulties and their involvement with the juvenile justice system and school discipline protocols, specifically the impact of mental health disorders, substance abuse, special education disabilities, and trauma experiences/maltreatment victimizations. As a consultant whose expertise is nationally tapped by juvenile courts, school districts, and children’s service agencies, Dr. Mallett has published more than 55 research papers, book chapters, technical assistance training briefs, and books on these topics.
1. The Punitive Generation
The School-to-Prison Pipeline
A Comprehensive Assessment
2. From Rehabilitative to Punitive Paradigms
Discipline in Schools
Punishment in the Juvenile Courts
3. Punishment Pathways Exacerbate the Problems
Students in the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Detained and Incarcerated Youthful Offenders
Discipline Outcomes Are Harmful and Dangerous
4. Disproportionate Impact on Vulnerable Children and Adolescents
Why the Disproportionate Impact?
5. School Safety and Effective Discipline
Ending the Criminalization of Education
Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline
6. Rehabilitative Juvenile Justice
Schools to the Juvenile Courts
Juvenile Justice Facilities
7. Shifting the Paradigm to Student Success