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Restorative justice and its effects on (racially disparate) punitive school discipline.

Simson, David
June 4, 2015

Source: (2012) Social Science Research Network.

This paper investigates whether the introduction of Restorative Justice programs reduces the incidence of punitive student discipline (out-of-school suspension) in two selected secondary school districts. It also investigates whether currently existing racial disparities in student discipline are alleviated by the introduction of Restorative Justice. Using publicly available suspension data, the paper employs coarsened exact matching to create comparable groups of schools that did and did not implement Restorative Justice practices and compares their suspension results before and after Restorative Justice implementation using t-tests. (author’s abstract)


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