Increased presence of law enforcement officers in schools does not improve safety

08/16/20-Fortinberry Murry

Our findings suggest that increasing SRO staffing in schools does not improve school safety and that increasing exclusionary responses to school discipline incidents increases the criminalization of school discipline,” according the lead author. “We recommend that educational decision makers seeking to enhance school safety consider alternatives to programs that require regular police presence in schools,” Gottfredson et al., CJRA study.