The Pros And Cons Of SRO

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The increase of police officer or SROs diminish the school 's’ efforts to develop academically engage youths because the SRO demoralizes the students by criminalizing them for minor offence. “The presence of police officers has increased student arrests on school grounds between 300 and 500% annually since the establishment of the zero tolerance policy” (Mallett 2015). Mallet’s findings illustrate that with more security on campus students are arrested more often for minor issues because the youths have a higher chance of being caught. Therefore, SROs are inefficient and cannot provide a nurturing, learning environment for students because the SROs establish a prison like environment (Mallet 2015). The arresting of at-risk students becomes a
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