Racial Threat and Punitive School Discipline

@article{Welch2010RacialTA,
  title={Racial Threat and Punitive School Discipline},
  author={Kelly Welch and Allison A Payne},
  journal={Social Problems},
  year={2010},
  volume={57},
  pages={25-48}
}
Tests of the racial threat hypothesis, linking the racial composition of place to various measures of social control, find that where there are greater percentages of blacks, more punitive criminal justice policies are implemented. Just as the criminal justice system continues to get tougher on crime despite stagnant crime rates, it is also clear that schools are becoming harsher toward student misbehavior and delinquency despite decreases in these school-based occurrences. However, only a very… 

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