Dr. Charles Bell: “Suspended: Punishment, Violence and the Failure of School Safety”
Schools are supposed to be a place for learning, growth, and for building a better future and society, but in some schools, students are confronted with a cycle of violence; first interpersonal violence from their peers, and then structural violence from school administrators in the form of punishment and school suspension. According to some, school punishment and suspension doesn’t work. Studies show that students who have been suspended are more likely to drop out, be arrested, and be incarcerated later in life. And they say this cycle of violence has ripple effects for parents, educators, and communities. The 21st was joined by the author of a recent book on the subject to talk about this and how we might rethink school punishment and safety.
Dr. Charles Bell
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Sciences at Illinois State University | Author of the recently released book "Suspended: Punishment, Violence and the Failure of School Safety."
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