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Homeroom Security: School Discipline in an Age of Fear

Aaron Kupchik


Police officers, armed security guards, surveillance cameras, and metal detectors are common features of the disturbing new landscape at many of today's high schools. You will also find new and harsher disciplinary practices: zero-tolerance policies, random searches with drug-sniffing dogs, and mandatory suspensions, expulsions, and arrests, despite the fact that school crime and violence have been decreasing nationally for the past two decades. While most educators, students, and parents accept these harsh policing and punishment strategies based on the assumption that they keep children safe ... More

Keywords: U.S. high schools, school discipline, zero-tolerance, suspension, expulsion, police arrests, school crime, school violence, student protection, student punishment

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814748206
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814748206.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aaron Kupchik, author

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