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08/20/20-Reason “Educational decision-makers seeking to enhance school safety consider the many alternatives to programs that require regular police presence in schools,” Gottfredson et al., CJRA study.

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08/17/20-Governing “Chiefs will sometimes lament, your greatest risk is what somebody’s going to do at 3 a.m., when you’re in bed asleep,” Joseph Schafer, CJRA Expert.

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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 […]

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08/11/20-Seventh Space “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,” Gottfredson et al., CJRA study.

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08/10/20-Education Research Report “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,” Gottfredson et al., CJRA study.

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08/10/20-Wall Street Journal “Other factors could be behind the increased shootings. Residents were staying closer to home because of social distancing and thus could be more predictable targets,” David Kennedy, CJRA Expert.

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08/06/20-TIME “If we go down this path to re-examine what policing looks like, we need to make sure we know what really works. We need to look at what our potential outcomes will be,” Joseph Schafer, CJRA Expert.

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08/03/20-Atlanta Journal Constitution “It does seem a little suspect (if) they don’t have the basic material they feel they need to do their jobs,” Danielle Rudes, CJRA Expert.

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Concern over the safety of students, teachers, and administrators in U.S. schools continues to grow, in part as a result of school shootings. In response, partnerships between schools and law enforcement agencies have increasingly placed school resource officers (SROs) in schools to boost security. Amid controversy over this practice, a new longitudinal study sought to […]

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