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How desegregation impacted school discipline with Aaron Kupchik

Release date: May 22, 2023


Aaron Kupchik returns to Talking About Kids to discuss his new research on the origins of contemporary school discipline practices. Aaron is a Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware and the author of numerous articles and books, including the award-winning Judging Juveniles: Prosecuting Adolescents in Adult and Juvenile Courts and Homeroom Security: School Discipline in an Age of Fear. When I initially invited Aaron back to provide an update on school violence, Aaron replied, “I don’t study school violence. I look at the crappy things adults do because of an irrational fear of school violence,” which is why we like him. More information about Aaron, including links to his books, is below.


Biography of Aaron Kupchik


Aaron Kupchik is Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. His research focuses on juvenile justice, the policing and punishment of youth in schools, and racial inequality among juveniles. He is author of The Real School Safety Problem: The Long-term Consequences of Harsh School Punishment, Homeroom Security: School Discipline in an Age of Fear, and Judging Juveniles: Prosecuting Adolescents in Adult and Juvenile Courts.



Links


"Rethinking School Suspensions" by Aaron Kupchik in Contexts


"Defund police in schools? How the movement got momentum after George Floyd's death" in USA Today



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