The literature review clearly has shown that there is a phenomenon called School to Prison, Schoolhouse to Jailhouse, or Public Education to Prison Pipeline. Therefore, Jeremy Thompson (2016) says, “Zero-tolerance policies in schools result in high suspension rates and expulsion rates among students in general, but disproportionately affect minority students, especially African-Americans because students who have been suspended or expelled are more likely than not to end up in the Criminal Justice
School Suspensions Suspension is a good punishment for misbehaving, but do they really want to be punished by not going to school for a couple of days? Suspensions are used to punish a student who has committed a minor crime in school. Usually kids are committing a “crime” because something has hurt them inside and they’re just trying to show what they’re feeling against the person that made them feel bad. So, is the student really responsible for their actions? Although school suspensions can be useful whenever a student misbehaves, the punishment can sometimes not even affect the student behavior against other students, limit students from learning new curriculum and passing their grade, and could possibly affect their career life.
It is not considered to be physical bullying unless the same victim is targeted repeatedly, the bullies intend to hurt or embarrass the victim. Physical bullying causes a victim to encounter physical and emotional pain. A victim of physical bullying can be easily identified if you find that he often as bruises on his body. In our survey, 61.5% of students who were bullied were physically bullied. Verbal bullying Like physical bullying, the goal of verbal bullying is to degrade and demean the victim, while making the bully look dominant and powerful.Verbal bullying includes name calling, insults, teasing, intimidation, homophobic or racist remarks.
The school environment is one that has been stressed to be a safe and enjoyable place to learn. However, for many individuals, that is not the case. Students around the world have very unique experiences at school, which can unfortunately become abhorrent. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), and average of 96 Americans lose their lives to gun violence each day (Gun Violence by the Numbers). There are several causes of death by gun violence, but one of the causes that have become a growing problem is school shootings.
One of the family factors responsible for crime is inadequate parenting. According to crime prevention research, certain kinds of parenting behavior or family environment form a high proclivity of juvenile involvement in crime. Poor parenting truly increases the risk of involvement in crime, and this can be reduce by improving the quality of parenting as proven by experiments designed to this discipline (Yoshikawa, H. 1994). Some of the parenting factors responsible for crime among juveniles include: parental neglect, which in most cases can happen due to large family size, which may lead to laxity in parental supervision. This can lead to juvenile involvement in crimes.
According to Ward (2014) zero-tolerance policies may have outlived its original intent and are now doing more harm than good. What started out to be a policy intended to provide a safe place for students evolved into an umbrella punishment for any type of misbehavior including those that are not criminal. As a result, minority students have been affected most by these policies, and they often contribute to propelling these students into the juvenile justice system, often for status offenses. Ward (2014) cites the Department of Education as reporting Black students are three times more likely to expelled or suspended nationally. The shooting of Trevon Martin was indirectly related to an extended suspension from school.
School violence is on the rise in the United States. Other modern democratic nations have far lower rates of school violence than the U.S. Schools in the United States must conduct a threat/hazard assessment to identify and define the threats and hazards that could cause harm while complying with existing gun safety laws to lower and attempt to eliminate the rising levels of school violence. Every school shooting in the U.S. inevitably forces its way to the political arena, with the debate over gun rights going hand in hand with expected safety of students, faculty and staff at the many schools across the nation. However, the simple connection between guns and school violence is not as simple as saying “guns cause violence” or even “guns make us safer”. The nature of the risk involved in school violence and the increasingly common school shootings is a multi-faceted issue.
It is clear that inappropriate content is very unhealthy for people to be reading. Another example of this unfortunate occurrence is one Joe Jones who was accused of “assaulting a female middle school teacher.” Jones “confessed that ‘When I was young...I was looking at what the bad people did, not the good people. I was checking out the bad things, and that helped mess up my mind’”(To Censor or not to Censor at the school library). When we allow explicit content to be present in our schools --which are supposed to be safe places of learning anyway-- we raise the risk of students committing crimes and participation in risky
According to CNN.com, they say that they are not sure what the motivation was but they believe that the shooter was bullied at school. Although bullying has been an ongoing problem for many students, school shootings are something that has been a tragic result of bullying. Is bullying the root of evil today or is bullying something that toughens up your children? Pat Student explains bullying in schools, the results of bullying, and how bullying
All of these theories explain crime in terms of social environment, including peer groups, family, school, workplace, community, and society. Yet these theories differ from one another. They offer different explanations why social environment causes crime. Some focus on individual differences in crime while others try to explain group differences. The strain theory suggest that people commit crimes because some type of stress or strain going on in their lives.
Being said, students spend most of their time at school, it is the most common place where bullying takes place, especially in middle school. It is becoming a trouble as it is interfering with the student’s academics during school. Bullying is a school matter, school administrators need to deal with situations, and have regulations to create a safe environment for all students. In the article of “School Bullying Declines, Federal Government Says” by Mike Kennedy, strongly supports the idea of helping bullied victims. Research shows students who are a victim struggle in school and would often skip class, furthermore are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, be depressed and are at higher risk of committing suicide (Kennedy).
This quote is explaining how kids that are going to school and coming from better households than their peers can affect how they feel about school. Kids that come from poor incomes homes don’t enjoy school because maybe they feel like they aren’t good enough for it which makes them not want to go and get into gangs or things they shouldn’t be in. In conclusion This goes back to my reasoning on saying that the strongest cause of minority male incarceration in the U.S is young dropouts because most of the kids , teens , etc that get killed nowadays aren’t educated and involved in
Zero Tolerance: More Harm than Good The punishment does not always fit the crime. Zero tolerance was initially defined as a policy that enforces automatic suspensions and expulsions in response to weapons, drugs, and violent acts in school. Today these polices have changes to include a range of less serious offenses such as violation of dress code, writing on the desk, and tardiness. Zero tolerance policies began as a way to protect children from potentially violent situations. Over the years, these policies designed to protect are now doing more harm than good.
Bullying can cause terrible situations in schools. Consequently, bullying at Columbine High School caused a school shooting. Bullying also leads to suicides of students across the nation. Studies show that bullying can also inhibit learning and encourages antisocial behavior problems. Many schools have been trying to send the message that tormenting children is prohibited.
In reality, school violence statistics show that few students are killed at school, though every instance of a school shooting is a tragedy that affects entire communities and even the rest of the nation and the world. Students are much more likely, however, to be the victims of other types of school violence that are not fatal, but can have lasting negative effects on students and their educational experience. Even non-physical forms of teen violence like bullying can have serious consequences. The government tracks incidents of school violence and reports them in the Indicators of School Crime and Safety reports, where most of these figures came from violent crimes at school. Serious violent crimes at school hit a peak in the 1990s, when a series of school shootings and copycat shootings claimed the lives of a relatively large number of students.