Cops in Schools Are A Bad Idea: A List of Resources

Youth Art from Suspension Stories

Youth Art from Suspension Stories

We’ve been asked to provide a list of resources for those who are interested in learning more about the impact of having police in schools. Below is a partial list of reports and articles that we have found very useful to our work.

Criminalizing the Classroom: The Over-Policing of New York City Schools by the NYCLU (2007)

The Dangers of Putting More Armed Guards in Schools by Aviva Sen, Think Progress, Jan 17, 2013.

Education on Lockdown: The Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse Track by the Advancement Project (2005)

Education Under Arrest: The Case Against Police in Schools by the Justice Policy Institute (2012)

Handcuffs On Success: The Extreme School Discipline Crisis in Mississippi Public Schools by the Advancement Project (2013)

Kindergarten/Cops by Molly Knefel, The New Inquiry (October 30, 2012)

More Police – In Schools and Out — Not the Answer – A statement by the Justice Policy Institute (2013)

Policing Chicago Public Schools by Mariame Kaba and Frank Edwards (2012)

The Prison-Educational Complex by Astra Taylor, The New Inquiry (August 14, 2012)

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