ERIC Number: EJ1142929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Disproportionate Impact on Vulnerable Children and Adolescents
Mallett, Christopher A.
Education and Urban Society, v49 n6 p563-592 Jul 2017
This conceptual article synthesizes the empirical research on punitive environmental norms of schools and the disproportionate effects on certain child and adolescent groups, particularly within urban schools. This involvement has come to be known as the school-to-prison pipeline. The young people affected by harsh school discipline protocols and involved formally with the juvenile courts share a number of common vulnerabilities. A review of these common risk factors that children and adolescents experience is presented first. This is followed by identification of which child and adolescent groups are disproportionately involved in the pipeline: the impoverished, those of color, maltreatment victims, students with special education disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Children, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Minority Groups, Child Abuse, Victims, Poverty, Disabilities, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Crime
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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