Read Theriot (2009) on SROs and the criminalization of student behavior in America. (See pdf attached.)
Address the following questions:
What effects SROs have and havent on school climate? (You are looking to refer to evidence-based effects, not anecdotal effects.)
- Based on these effects, how may police presence at school channel students to the JJS?
- How do socioeconomic factors (economic disadvantage) predict arrest rates?
What are the limitations of the research?
- What would you suggest instead of OR supplementing SROs in order to establish school safety?
- Provide additional research and data to support your case, if necessary.