Redefining School Safety and Policing A Transformative Four-Pillar Model
Redefining School Safety and Policing identifies and works to eliminate systemic issues in school policing that negatively impact students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, and other marginalized populations.
Focusing on the fundamental goal of creating safe learning environments, Yarbrough lays out the unintended consequences of involving police in the administrative disciplinary process, as agents of school administrators and enforcers of zero-tolerance policies. Behavioral health support is important to students going through social, emotional, and mental health crises. True equity work brings everyone to a safe space in the middle, encouraging open discussion and courageous dialogue and aiming to create positive change. Yarbrough argues that behavioral health and racial equity are vital to transforming school policing and providing beneficial alternative solutions to school policing that do not lead students to the juvenile or criminal justice system.
This book is suitable for colleges and universities, K-12 school administrators, teachers, police and school resource officers, counselors, social workers, and community activists.
1 Public Education and the Emergence of Modern Policing in the United States
2 Intrinsic Issues in Policing
3 Zero-tolerance Policies and the Culture-to-prison Pipeline
4 Advent of School Policing
5 The Art of School Policing
6 Examination and Contributing Factors to School Violence
7 Alternatives to School Policing
8 Four Pillars of School Safety and Policing
9 Safety and Security
10 Threat Assessment
11 Student Safety through an Equity Lens
12 Behavioral Health
13 Student Advocacy
14 Mindset Shift for Full Implementation
Response to Specific Examples