Mara Schiff


Contemporary Justice Review

Can Restorative Justice Disrupt the ‘School-to-Prison Pipeline?’

Introduction More than ever before, punitive disciplinary practices in educational settings are coming under increasingly fierce scrutiny. Practices like suspension and expulsion have disproportionately affected  students from marginalized and minoritized backgrounds, particularly those in poor and under-resourced communities. Not only have these types of zero-tolerance disciplinary policies failed to improve students’ academic achievement, but they…

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