Policing Student Behavior: Roles and Responsibilities

  • Kathleen Nolan


This chapter provides an overview of school policing in the United States and critically examines variations in the roles and responsibilities school-based police officers assume across contexts. The author presents key research in support of school policing and research that reveals its negative consequences and unequal application based on race, social class, and disability status. The author concludes by offering recommendations on the roles school-based police officers should assume, if any, and suggests potential remedies for addressing inequalities in school disciplinary and policing practices.


School policing School resource programmes Inequality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathleen Nolan
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  1. 1.Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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