Systemic Failure: The School-to-Prison Pipeline and Discrimination Against Poor Minority Students

21 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2011 Last revised: 24 Jul 2016

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I. India Thusi

California Western School of Law

Date Written: November 14, 2011

Abstract

A structural analysis of the school-to-prison pipeline reveals that complex systems may at times create scenarios where actors have “rational” incentives to act in manners that are counterproductive, and at times disastrous, from a systemic perspective. This essay focuses on the institutional incentives that contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline. I examine the school-to-prison pipeline by exploring the entrenchment of discrimination against poor and minority students at various institutional levels.

Keywords: school-to-prison pipeline, education, structural racism, complex systems

Suggested Citation

Thusi, I. India, Systemic Failure: The School-to-Prison Pipeline and Discrimination Against Poor Minority Students (November 14, 2011). Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 13, 2011-2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1959515

I. India Thusi (Contact Author)

California Western School of Law ( email )

225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

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