Panel: Understanding the Roots of the School to Prison Pipeline and What to Do Next
(Crime, Justice, and Drugs)

Thursday, November 7, 2019: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Plaza Building: Lobby Level, Director's Row H (Sheraton Denver Downtown)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Organizer:  Benjamin Hansen, University of Oregon
Panel Chair:  Steven Raphael, University of California, Berkeley
Discussants:  Johanna Lacoe, California Policy Lab and Aaron Chalfin, University of Pennsylvania

Everyone knows the school to prison pipeline exists.  This session intends to understand both what creates the school to prison pipepline, and what steps we could take next to fix it.   

The first paper in the session focuses on school suspensions and whether they lead to adult crime.  The second paper focus on the juvenile justice system and transfer to the adult court system. Moreover, the paper studies the extent of racial bias present in juvenile case outcomes shown through differential transfer to the adult courts.  The third paper studies whether arrests reduce future crime or harden criminals.  The final paper studies an experimental intervention in Chicago juvenile detention facility and its effects on reducing future criminality.  

As a whole, these papers offer unique insights both in measuring the extent of the school to prison pipeline, the inequities in current juvenile justice, and potential solutions to these problems.

More Sports, Less Crime? New Evidence from Title IX
Gokhan Kumpas and Joseph Sabia, University of New Hampshire

Exclusionary School Discipline and Adult Conviction: Evidence from Population Level State Administrative Data
Douglas Lauen and Sarah Crittenden Fuller, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The School to Prison Pipeline: Long-Run Impacts of School Suspensions on Adult Crime
Andrew Bacher-Hicks1, Stephen Billings2 and David J. Deming1, (1)Harvard University, (2)University of Colorado, Boulder

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