The Palgrave International Handbook of School Discipline, Surveillance, and Social Control

  • Jo Deakin
  • Emmeline Taylor
  • Aaron Kupchik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Emmeline Taylor, Jo Deakin, Aaron Kupchik
    Pages 1-13
  3. International Trends in School Discipline, Surveillance, and Social Control

  4. The Convergence of School Discipline with Criminal Justice Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Kelly Welch, Allison Ann Payne
      Pages 215-234
    3. Russell J. Skiba, Mariella I. Arredondo, Chrystal Gray, M. Karega Rausch
      Pages 235-252
    4. Sanna King, Alicia Rusoja, Anthony A. Peguero
      Pages 269-290
    5. Deanna N. Devlin, Denise C. Gottfredson
      Pages 291-308
    6. John J. Brent, Antonese Wilson
      Pages 351-367
  5. Developments in School Surveillance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Ronnie Casella
      Pages 389-404
    3. Sandra Leaton Gray
      Pages 405-424
    4. Valerie Steeves, Priscilla Regan, Leslie Regan Shade
      Pages 445-466
    5. David Rosen, Aaron Santesso
      Pages 491-507
  6. Positive Directions: Restorative Justice and Alternatives to Punishment

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 595-603

About this book


Truly international in scope, this Handbook focuses on approaches to discipline, surveillance and social control from around the world, critically examining the strategies and practices schools employ to monitor students and control their behavior. Bringing together leading scholars from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, the chapters scrutinize, analyze and compare schools' practices across the globe, providing a critical review of existing evidence, debates and understandings, while looking forward to address emerging important questions and key policy issues.  

The chapters are divided into four sections. Part 1 offers accounts of international trends in school discipline, surveillance and punishment; Part 2 examines the merging of school strategies with criminal justice practices; Part 3 focuses on developments in school technological surveillance; and Part 4 concludes by discussing restorative and balanced approaches to school discipline and behavior management. 

As the first Handbook to draw together these multiple themes into one text, and the first international comparative collection on school discipline, surveillance and social control, it will appeal to scholars across a range of fields including sociology, education, criminology, critical security studies and psychology, providing a unique, timely, and indispensable resource for undergraduate educators and researchers.


Education School crime Discipline Policy Practice Criminology Criminal Justice Privacy Securitization Militarization social control youth offending cybercrime discipline surveillance

Editors and affiliations

  • Jo Deakin
    • 1
  • Emmeline Taylor
    • 2
  • Aaron Kupchik
    • 3
  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of SociologyCity, University of LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Sociology and Criminal JusticeUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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