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Building Bridges: Integrating Restorative Justice with the School Resource Officer Model.

Swanson, Cheryl
June 4, 2015

Source: (2007) International Police Executive Symposium Working Paper No. 1.

This working paper uses a comprehensive literature review to assess the potential to improve school safety and the delivery of services by school resource officers through the integration of the school resource officer model with the restorative justice approach. Strengths and weakness of the school resource officer model are examined. Theoretical premises and empirical findings from restorative applications in school settings are reviewed. The paper identifies specific areas where the school resource officer program could benefit from restorative philsophy and practice.(author’s abstract)


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