Education Under Arrest: The Case Against
Policing in Schools
This past October, videos caught a school resource officer slamming a student to the ground and throwing her across the classroom. This use of force sparked national outrage, and the #AssaultAtSpringValley cost the officer his job. A national discussion about law enforcement in schools ensued, bringing attention to JPI's report Education Under Arrest. Education Under Arrest investigates how the increase in the presence of law enforcement in schools, especially in the form of school resource officers (SROs) has coincided with increases in referrals to the justice system, especially for minor offenses like disorderly conduct.
Click here to read JPI's full report.
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