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Why U.S. Colleges Are Failing at Justice Education

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.

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Keep Police Out of Schools: Study

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.

Want a Career in Criminal Justice? Study Mental Illness

Students training for criminal justice careers in the U.S. are given little academic preparation that would help them deal with the mental illness of justice-involved populations. A recent study says it’s a serious oversight–and needs to be corrected by universities.