ERIC Number: ED315906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
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Student Discipline Strategies: School System and Police Response to High Risk and Disruptive Youth. Draft.
Rubel, Robert J.
Disciplinary violations, the violations of school rules, are rightfully censured solely by school district employees. Crimes, however, represent violations of federal, state, or local laws and concern law enforcement agencies as well as school system officials. Since the mid-1970s, there has been a refining of police-school roles; interagency coordination and cooperation ranging from the local to the national level have steadily increased. This document reviews the literature regarding strategies developed between police agencies and school systems aimed at preventing, reducing, or controlling serious student misbehavior and crime. The findings indicate that there are substantial differences between the types of programs that result from police wanting to work with school systems and school systems wanting to help police. When police agencies consider working in a school setting, either with primary or secondary school youth, the emphasis is on education. But when school district officials solicit the police for cooperative programs, the emphasis appears to be upon using the police to help with special patrols or security-related assignments. The programs examined typically did not rely on data collection and analysis for planning, guidance, and success verification with the one exception of the "Safer Schools-Better Students" program. (47 references) (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Working Meeting on Student Discipline Strategies Analysis of the Office of Research, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education (Washington, DC, November 6-7, 1986).