Javdani, S. (2019). Policing education: An empirical review of the challenges and impact of the work of school police officers. American Journal of Community Psychology, 63(3/4), 253–269. This study views the roles, training, and impact of school police officers (SPOs). What needs to be done for targeting challenges faced by the SPOs, as well as best strategies to enhance safety-related goals, while mitigating disproportionate legal and educational consequences for underserved youth and families.
Mallett, C. A. (2020). School shootings and security lock-downs: Myths, positive school climates, and safer campuses. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 71(4), 5–22. This study explores the risk of school violence and how to move away from student control approaches to the incorporation of prosocial education.
Heise, M., & Nance, J. P. (2021). Do perceptions become reality? Exploring principals’ perceptions, schools’ SRO/police presence, and student discipline reporting policies. Journal of School Violence, 20(4), 499–510. This resource will give you insights into the perceptions of principals and their work with SROs. Look for ways that SROs in schools affect school discipline.