Duhaime, Lauren (2018). Examining the relationship between school performance and first arrest of adolescents.
Growing numbers of districts employ school resource officers to patrol school hallways, often with little or no training in working with youth (ALCU, 2009). As a result, children are far more likely to be subject to school-based arrests—the majority of which are for nonviolent offenses, such as disruptive behavior—than they were a generation ago (ALCU, 2009). Measures of delinquency are vast, and this paper uses a first arrest event as a proxy measure for delinquency in the age of reliance on School-Resource Officers rather than teacher and administrators for disciplinary purposes. The effects of first arrest on school performance, measured as GPA and graduation status are examined in this paper.
Criminology, Law, and Society
Rudes, Danielle S.
George Mason University
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