Students who are punished for behavioral problems by being suspended or expelled from school—as opposed to receiving mental health treatment and medication—are more likely to be involved in the criminal justice system later in life, according to a study published in Criminology, a journal of the American Society of Criminology. Prior research suggests that Black and Latino students are more likely to receive punishment rather than medical treatment.
"Similar to a criminal record, school punishment involves being labeled . . .
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