Research by the nonprofit Fight Crime: Invest in Kids claims access to quality preschool education prevents young people from drifting into criminal paths as they get older. A panel of law enforcement leaders called on Congress to invest in early childhood learning as a public safety measure.
The Criminology/Criminal Justice degree, one of the most-awarded degrees in the country, is increasingly responsible for how many students view criminal justice. But Black instructors make up only 6 percent of college faculties nationwide, an imbalance that helps perpetuate a “knowledge gap” about systemic racism, argues a scholar.
Stationing uniformed police as ‘School Resource Officers’ in schools worsens the ‘school to prison pipeline’ by criminalizing student behavior that could otherwise be handled by internal school discipline, according to a study published in Criminology & Public Policy.
Only 38 percent of U.S. public schools during the 2017-2018 school year provided treatment to students with mental health disorders. A study by the National Center for Education Statistics blamed inadequate funding and lack of access to licensed mental health professionals.
COVID-19 forced the American Society of Criminology to end plans for its annual meeting, scheduled for Washington, D.C., in November. The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences already abandoned its convention in San Antonio.
While the federal government has spent close to $1 billion to deploy School Resource Officers, many of them armed, in our nation’s public schools, it remains “unclear how effective” they are, said a new study.