Arrested Futures: The Criminalization of School Discipline in Massachusetts’s Three Largest School Districts

Group: Citizens for Juvenile Justice

URL: http://www.cfjj.org/arrestedfutures.php

Description

Arrested Futures, a report by Citizens for Juvenile Justice in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union, examines school-based arrests at Massachusetts’ three largest school districts – Boston, Springfield and Worcester – and evaluates which students are being arrested and why. Report authors reviewed years of arrest data from these districts, including both numerical data and written reports from arresting officers, to determine the number, rate, and nature of the behavior that lead to the arrests. These findings are an important addition to existing research examining the “school-to-prison pipeline,” showing that students are being frequently arrested for minor, disruptive behavior that could be better addressed by school administrators.

Tags

juvenile, corrections, school discipline, criminalization

Other Attributes
Sub-location
Statewide
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Non-Profit
Formats
PDF
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
No
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2012

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