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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Sunday, November 29, 2009

"Over-Punishment in Schools"

An interesting editorial in the New York Times about the unintended consequences of the national trend to put police in charge of school security:

The consensus is that public schools are now safe. But juvenile justice advocates across the country are rightly worried about policies under which children are sometimes arrested and criminalized for behavior that once was dealt with by principals or guidance counselors working with a student’s parents.

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