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ZERO TOLERANCE & SCHOOLS PATHFINDER

DEFINITION: An established plan or method of action stating that certain acts will not be permitted or condoned. School districts often have a zero-tolerance policy regarding weapons, the use of drugs and alcohol on school premises. (Black's Law Dictionary)

NARROW THE TOPIC:
  • Is there an epidemic of school violence?
  • Has zero tolerance resulted in disproportionate punishments? Racial profiling?
  • Has zero tolerance become a tool for disposing of problem children?
  • Does zero tolerance distinguish between good kids and delinquents?
  • Are zero-tolerance policies constitutional?
  • Have zero tolerance policies improved student behavior and/or increased school safety?

ONLINE CATALOG SUBJECT HEADINGS:
  • School Violence
  • Zero Tolerance

SELECTED PRINT RESOURCES:

Violence in schools : cross-national and cross-cultural perspectives / edited by Florence L. Denmark ... [et al.].
New York : Springer, c2005.
Call #: LB3013.3 .V586 2005
Location: Main Stacks

School violence : a reference handbook / Deborah L. Kopka.
by Kopka, Deborah L.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1997.
Call #: LB3013.3 .K68 1997
Location: Reference - 1st floor

Encyclopedia of juvenile violence / edited by Laura L. Finley.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
Call #: HV9104 .E59 2007
Location: Reference - 1st floor

ELECTRONIC INDEXES:

ProQuest
Academic Search
Points of View

GOOGLE SCHOLAR: "zero tolerance" education  HINT: putting quotes around words combines the words into an exact phrase.

SUGGESTED INTERNET SITES:

Many academic and education-focused web sites contain information about "zero tolerance" policies. You can use this format to search Google: education "zero tolerance " site:.edu

CITING YOUR SOURCES:

Avoiding Plagiarism (The Online Writing Lab OWL at Perdue University) [http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/1/]

The key to avoiding plagiarism is to make sure you give credit where it is due. This may be credit for something somebody said, wrote, emailed, drew, or implied. (OWL)

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker [www.easybib.com]

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Mark Jackson,
Aug 9, 2010, 12:06 PM
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