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Starving the Beast: School-Based Restorative Justice and the School-to-Prison-Pipeline


Abstract National mandates to decrease suspension numbers have prompted school districts across the country to turn to a practice known as restorative justice as an alternative to removing students through suspension or referral to law enforcement for problematic behavior. This ethnographic case study examines school-based restorative justice programs as potentially disruptive social movements in dismantling the school-to-prison-pipeline through participatory analysis of one school’s implementation of Discipline that Restores.

Findings go beyond suspension numbers to discuss the promise inherent in the program’s validation of student lived experience using a disruptive framework within the greater context of the politics of care and the school-to-... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Weeks, Brianna Ruth (Author) / Cuadraz, Gloria (Advisor) / Swadener, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Lopez, Vera (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social research / Educational sociology / Criminology / critical race theory / discipline / prison industrial complex / restorative justice / school to prison pipeline / suspension
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 233 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Social Justice and Human Rights 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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