The Benefits, Risks, and Challenges of Get-Tough and Support-Oriented Approaches to Improving School Safety

Daniel P. Mears, Andrea N. Montes, Nicole L. Collier, Sonja E. Siennick, George B. Pesta, Samantha J. Brown, Thomas G. Blomberg

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Abstract

Schools have adopted get-tough policies and support-oriented policies, each of which creates not only potential benefits but also potential risks for youth delinquency and education. This article identifies potential benefits and risks of get-tough approaches and support-oriented approaches, respectively, to reduce delinquency. It then identifies challenges that can arise when schools seek to balance both get-tough and support-oriented policies. We illustrate these challenges by drawing on prior scholarship on these policies as well as a process evaluation of a large metropolitan school district’s pilot initiative to promote school safety and academic performance by assisting court-involved youth. We argue for developing a stronger empirical foundation for school-based approaches that aim to improve school safety and educational outcomes of youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1342-1367
Number of pages26
JournalCriminal Justice Policy Review
Volume30
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

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The Benefits, Risks, and Challenges of Get-Tough and Support-Oriented Approaches to Improving School Safety. / Mears, Daniel P.; Montes, Andrea N.; Collier, Nicole L.; Siennick, Sonja E.; Pesta, George B.; Brown, Samantha J.; Blomberg, Thomas G.

In: Criminal Justice Policy Review, Vol. 30, No. 9, 01.12.2019, p. 1342-1367.

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Mears, Daniel P. ; Montes, Andrea N. ; Collier, Nicole L. ; Siennick, Sonja E. ; Pesta, George B. ; Brown, Samantha J. ; Blomberg, Thomas G. / The Benefits, Risks, and Challenges of Get-Tough and Support-Oriented Approaches to Improving School Safety. In: Criminal Justice Policy Review. 2019 ; Vol. 30, No. 9. pp. 1342-1367.
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