The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of discipline formats on student development and analyze if the practice of restorative justice can decrease the school to prison pipeline. Does criminalizing every discrepancy against the law create better law-abiding citizens? Is the zero-tolerance policy change an effective mechanism for school discipline? Do restorative justice practices reduce the school to prison pipeline? To investigate this, the infraction rates at various high schools have been observed in regard to their discipline practices to analyze the number of incidences that students incur and how they were managed.
DeJong, Peyton; Trupe, Emily; and Zwingel, Eric
"Motivating Students Positively Through Restorative Justice Discipline,"
Empowering Research for Educators: Vol. 4:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/ere/vol4/iss1/2
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