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By Carol Hayden, Denise Martin

The habit and safeguard of kids and youngsters in and round faculties is a subject of world-wide difficulty. From institution shootings and deaths on tuition premises to the daily habit of children in class, this book explores what's taking place in colleges in Britain and hyperlinks it with facts from in other places on this planet.

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Role of professionals Teachers as educators, childminders and safeguarders. Surveillance Education provided by dedicated staff. Prison officer’s role more focused on surveillance. CCTV commonplace in both institutions. as much on ensuring predictable and conforming behaviour and the smooth running of the institution, as they are on education. Furthermore, both the content and context of education have become more prescribed and regulated in recent decades. The belief that engagement in education can lead to reduced crime has been an increasingly explicit aspect of social policy from the late 1990s onwards, to the extent that 40 Schools and Social Control it has been argued that social policy has been ‘criminalised’ (Crawford, 1997; Rodger, 2008).

A central focus of this chapter is the criminalisation of education policy, which is part of a wider process of the criminalisation of social policy more broadly (Crawford, 1997; Hughes, 2002; Giroux, 2003). In an educational context, the defining quality of schooling becomes crime control rather than learning and teaching. In this chapter we argue that in Britain ASB is taking over discourses about behavioural acceptability within schools, where previously the language was of discipline and truancy control.

In recent years it could be argued that the school (and other agencies) have a key role in addressing societies’ ills. The danger comes when we expect too much of the school system and of education as a way of altering or changing the behaviour of individuals, families and communities. As Furedi (2009, p. 19) has argued: The tendency to confuse the problem of society with education creates the risk that schools become distracted from getting on with the 16 Crime, Anti-Social Behaviour and Schools – Key Themes task of cultivating the intellectual and moral outlook of children.

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